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Chimp Strike! - Elf M. Sternberg
Chimp Strike!
President Bush has suspended the Davis-Bacon act of 1931 for workers in declared disaster areas. This means that contractors will not be required to pay prevailing local wages to federal employees.

In a letter to Congress, Bush said he has the power to suspend the law because of the national emergency caused by the hurricane: "I have found that the conditions caused by Hurricane Katrina constitute a 'national emergency'."

Lovely. By fiat, George Bush has given himself the power Nixon once craved. Now, I'm scared.

Current Mood: shrill!
Current Music: Sousei No Aquarion OST, Michelle

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omahas From: omahas Date: September 9th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um, btw, apparently the Washinton Post is doing a list of people who are blogging on articles they are posting. You are listed second on their list of eleven.

Go you. ;)
sarekofvulcan From: sarekofvulcan Date: September 10th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Technorati is getting more interesting by the day. :-)
woggie From: woggie Date: September 10th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I think it's the recent political (in)actions combined with the wake of hurricane Katrina that are conspiring to make my stomach hurt of late.

...but I have no proof.
kowboy From: kowboy Date: September 11th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Now is this the same state of national emergency he declared on August 26th that somehow didn't empower him to use federal resources unless specifically asked by local officials or is this the national State of Emergency declared after the attacks on the World Trade Center four years ago?

I'm confused.
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