A good post from RedState’s Jeff Dunetz on President Obama’s low road policy of discriminating against union-free contractors.
The President’s executive order, known as the “High Road Contracting Policy”gives preferential treatment to government construction contractors that pay their hourly workers a “union wage” and provide additional benefits such as health insurance, employer-funded retirement plans and paid sick leave. In other words, the POTUS is “cutting out” the 85% of construction companies that are non-union shops out of the $500 billion dollar market of Federal construction Jobs. This move not only further depresses the Construction industry, but raises the cost of Federal construction projects between 10-20% increasing the federal deficit.
Read more of Jeff’s post at RedState.