President Bush admitted yesterday that "Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government."
Realizing the public relations nightmare on their hands, the White House moved quickly to screw more recovery workers as a sign of good will:
In what may become the next major post-Katrina policy, the White House was working yesterday to suspend wage supports for service workers in the hurricane zone as it did for construction workers on federal contracts last week, administration and congressional officials said.
When you need a lot of help fast to spur a recovery, the best motivator is always going to be lower wages. It's a simple human truth that people will work harder for less money, because if they made more money they'd start eating better and lose the hunger to get the job done. (It's like the championship team that has a hard time repeating; the hungrier team that lost last year is going to be more determined than the fat and happy champs.)
I should be working for this administration. I could really help sell their ideas.
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