3 thoughts on “Nice Polite Republicans

  1. Since Bush stuffed his moles at NPR it hasn’t been worth shit. They’re either co-opted directly by their neo-con managers or scared of the insane Rethugs who’ve destroyed Congress. And of course they couldn’t rely on Democrats since they’ve been bought as well.

  2. Off topic, and I’m sorry I’m too much of senior cit to do the linky dink thing on the the computer, but PLEASE, Ms. Madrak, GO to the New York Times site and read the article headlined Foreign Students in Work Visa Program Stage Walkout at Plant!!!!

    This is not The Onion! This is real!

  3. Listening to the NPR report this morning, even before I had my coffee, I kept thinking, Wait a minute: If the company applies for contracts out of Washington state, they’re governed by the laws of the state where they’re working. And same for out of state companies coming into Washington state….

    I kept waiting for the reporter to reference this. Nothing.

    But commenters at the site Susie links to were on this like a duck on a June bug!

    written by anthrosciguy, August 18, 2011 6:24 PM

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but a quick look at Washington State’s prevailing wage regulations do not state that out of state businesses are exempt from this regulation.

    For instance: “This Act is applicable to all “public work” involving state agencies or local governments.”

    “Obtain an approved Statement of Intent to Pay Prevailing Wages form from each and every contractor and subcontractor at all tiers of subcontracting prior to any payment.”

    “All contractors and subcontractors at all tiers must file the Intent and Affidavit forms on public work.”

    written by Jay, August 18, 2011 6:51 PM

    Good catch anthrosciguy. It is amazing they post an article like this without even including the wages. But then again it doesn’t really shock me either.

    written by bluetaco, August 18, 2011 7:26 PM

    You are correct. Washington State law applies to out of state contractors bidding on public works projects just the same as if they were in-state, on the part of the job performed in the state. That was an extraordinarily ignorant, and gullible piece of journalism by NPR.

    Surely there will be a correction tomorrow???

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