October 1, 2005

LABORATORY OF CONSERVATISM:

How Not to Get the Job Done (NY Times, 10/01/05)

On Sept. 9, the Labor Department issued a short memo, signed by a lowly deputy assistant secretary, that undid the law of the land, ostensibly to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The memo relieved new federal contractors of the obligation to have a plan for hiring minorities, women, Vietnam veterans and disabled people on Katrina-related projects. The suspension is for three months, "subject to an extension should special interests in the national interest so require."

Mustn't think it..."We should have had this storm years ago."

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 1, 2005 8:06 AM
Comments

How about this for a plan: if minorities, women, Vietnam veterans and disabled people apply to be hired, you don't discriminate against them. Tah-dah! I've just saved countless hours writing plans, hiring consultants, etc.

Posted by: PapayaSF at October 1, 2005 3:27 PM
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