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March 12, 2004

Bush Jobs: $6 per Hour

So who was in the crowd when Bush talked about "Strengthening America's Economy"- low wage workers:

the work force [was from] a small auto parts factory whose owner has received tax breaks from the Republican-run state and town governments, and who employs large numbers of non-English speaking immigrants happy to work for $6 to $9 an hour with few benefits
So this is the Bush Economy-- low wages and few benefits. But at least the company owner is getting tax payments from the GOP:
in 1998, Gov. George Pataki announced a small state grant to help finance a $1.16 million expansion
So the government is handing over money to this company without demanding that the workers get decent health care? No wonder there is a health care crisis when the government is subsidizing employer profits, while letting them dump their health care costs on the public hospital emergency rooms.

Posted by Nathan at March 12, 2004 09:00 AM