The Pelosi-Obama-Reid troika is looking to put taxpayers on the hook for paying for their trillion dollar spending plan under the guise of economic “stimulus.”
Like the house version, the senate version of the “stimulus” package also applies the Davis-Bacon Act federal wage subsidy mandates of 1931…but you would never know this by searching the senate bill text for “Davis-Bacon.”
Instead, these provisions are only referred to by their arcane United States Code reference of “Subchapter IV of Chapter 31 of Title 40.” The Davis-Bacon wage mandates increase the cost of federally funded transportation by $9 billion per year!
Says Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform:
“The fact that the Senate version of this massive spending package never once explicitly references “Davis-Bacon,” which the House version still did, begs the question whether the authors were purposely trying to sneak these mandates past taxpayers. But regardless of what they’re calling or not calling it, Senators should strip “Davis-Bacon” out of the package – and then they should reject the package altogether.
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