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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Okay, can ONE G.D. REPUBLICAN...

...tell me why this is okay???? (From AmericaBlog):

Halliburton Uses Illegals As Cheap Labor For New Orleans Clean-Up
by Michael in New York - 10/25/2005 03:15:00 PM

Unbelievable. First Bush decides to "help" the recovery in Louisiana by making it legal for companies to pay substandard wages, even though the massive rebuilding effort needed after Hurricane Katrina should mean builders and laborers would be in high demand. Then we find out that most of the contracts are going to out-of-state companies.

Finally, and you can't make this up, USA Today reports that Halliburton subcontracted out work to companies that fired some 75 union electricians and then hired at least 10 illegal immigrants in their place. And where were they working? A naval base near New Orleans.

Five years into their regime, and Cheney and his pals can still surprise you with their nastiness and craven greed.

The link to this post is HERE. Go there and read the comments also...apparently Halliburton hired the illegals, had the union electricians train them and then fired the union electricians.

Isn't the favorite refrain of Republicans (secure in their jobs) when speaking of the unemployed: Well, they should just pull themselves up by their bootstraps and work, goddammit...

Well, what part of their "boot straps" are these unemployed, now-uninsured U.S. citizen electricians supposed to pull up now?

This sucks, big time.