Backdoor Card Check

Frustrated in his attempts to pay off unions with Card Check legislation, our dear leader is trying to engineer an end around the legislative process. (Story here) Republicans, led by Sen. Tom Coburn are not amused.

…senior administration officials are considering a series of proposals known as “High Road Contracting Policy” that would give preference to companies bidding on federal contracts that pay hourly workers a “living wage” (typically a mandated, above-market wage) and provide additional benefits above and beyond existing labor laws.

Critics say the proposals would heavily favor unionized companies and significantly increase the cost and amount of time needed to award contracts. Estimates have the potential cost increase at 20 percent, adding about $100 billion a year to the federal budget.

Just another example of how this administration wants to rule by fiat.

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