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To: beekay
nothing better than supplementing your government support -welfare, unemployment, disability, etc. - with a cash paying job that will not jeopardize your benefits.

I had a Davis-Bacon wage job come up recently- needed a few guys for 6 weeks, at a wage well over the prevailing rate here- talked to several guys of a contractor who I knew had been laid off and were on unemployment. Not one of them would take the job. Too lucrative to be on unemplyment- it's very close to your regular rate, its steadier than actual work, and you become eligible for all sorts of other benefits, too.

18 posted on 03/19/2013 10:52:57 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: Red Boots

Davis-Bacon was my worst nightmare as the manager of a small construction company.

On one fairly small job (under 25k), I had TWO D-B compliance people up to my chin because I wasn’t charging the taxpayer enough.

Davis-Bacon is nothing more than forcing the honest businessman to over-charge as to be competitive with union douchnozzles. And then we get to pay for the douchnozzle oversight people’s salaries (who otherwise couldn’t make change at the local 7-11)


50 posted on 03/20/2013 10:47:30 AM PDT by LadyBuck ("When Dick Cheney shot a fellow American it was an accident, Obama’s is by policy" - thomasowellfan)
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