From The Las Vegas Sun: Higher taxes are needed to help recovery of the depressed construction industry, labor officials said Friday.
“Everybody is pussy-footing around. You need to look for new revenue,” retired construction worker Pat Sanderson told the Senate Select Committee on Economic Growth and Employment.
He echoed the testimony of Danny Thompson, director of the Nevada State AFL-CIO, who said, “there is no question there is a need for new revenue. There are too many tax exemptions. Everybody should pay the same.” http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/feb/11/labor-leaders-tax-hike-among-options-boost-constru/
Of course, take money from one group so another group can prosper. Umm no.
Maybe this is a reason why so many construction workers are out of work in Nevada: Las Vegas contractor Wade Pope said he's unhappy about the state’s prevailing wage law. He said the prevailing wage for a construction worker who sweeps the floor or digs ditches is $42.92 in Nevada while the same salary in Arizona is $15.52 an hour.
That’s $143,000 to be included in a contract bid to do a menial job, Pope said. “That’s incomprehensible.” I'm pretty sure this is a huge reason why construction workers are out of work, along with, of course, we really don't that many buildings being built right now. We have a lot of vacancies in strip malls and in the big malls. We certainly do not need any more houses being built. So, what do these union goons want to build at taxpayer expense? More roads- well, no, we have a pretty good road system in the Valley and we certainly don't need to spend money the State doesn't have.
So, the construction workers can join the other liberal groups like the teachers, professors, county and city employees, state workers and social service agencies begging for more money. These liberals remind me of these rat with wings bird brains:
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