Thursday, March 5, 2015
Eliminate 'Prevailing Wage' Requirements
Why is new school, or any other government construction project so expensive? PREVAILING WAGE! Prevailing wage adds from 20 to 35 percent to the cost of any taxpayer-funded construction project. We pay plenty in property taxes, more than enough to properly maintain our schools and to add needed improvements if they were built under the same rules that we use on our homes! We would not willingly pay the inflated salaries demanded under the so-called 'prevailing wage'. We could not afford to pay 'prevailing wage' on our homes! Rather than constantly raising taxes to satisfy the insatiable greed of the unions and contractors WE SHOULD WORK TO ELIMINATE THE PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS! Then we might find that we can afford to make needed improvements to our schools. Vote NO on the school facility sales tax.