Labor, Politics, The Economy

I’m really at a loss for words. What the victims of Katrina need most right now are jobs to help them get back on their feet. The best bet would be community involvement in the rebuilding process:

the rebuilding could create thousands of local jobs and provide massive skills training in decent paying industries.

Instead, Bush has suspended Davis-Bacon, allowing the government to pay construction workers less than the prevailing $9 an hour they currently get.

Meanwhile, Halliburton subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc. is already reaping profits from reconstruction work.