WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele today released the following statement concerning the executive order quietly signed by President Barack Obama on Friday ordering the use of union labor for federal construction projects:
“President Obama’s executive order will drive up the cost of government at a time when we should be doing everything possible to save taxpayer dollars. Federal contracts should go to the businesses that can offer taxpayers the best value – not just the unions who supported the Democrats’ campaigns last year. Quietly signing executive orders to payback campaign backers undermines Obama promise to change Washington. It is a disappointment for Americans hoping for more transparency and less politics as usual in Washington.”
Barring many of the new contracts that are supposed to improve employment from open (non-union) shops is not "putting American back to work again". It is paying off campaign promises. And it doesn't promote growth at all. This is tantamount to censorship - he is saying who can do what and when with who. Again -More change we can believe in? Talk about absolute cronyism - and it's still the first month! The new President doesn't seem to care (or understand) how any one of his hastily passed new policies affect the nation - just how it affects his campaign backers.