Kathy Rapp does not understand why prevailing wage was put into place for government jobs. It was put into place to keep fly by night contractors from coming in and low balling these jobs by bringing in low skilled under payed labor to do the job,and then disapppear into the night to never be seen again.
When you have a union contractor or a nonunion contractor with a skilled and trained workforce,their workers are payed more because they are professionals that do quality work that will last, and save the tax payers money.
Without prevailing wage,these professional contractors won't be able to compete against these fly by night contractors.
This will mean the taxpayer will be paying for substandard work being done on their schools and other taxpayer-owned buildings, which will cost the taxpayer a lot more money in the long run, and I don't think we want our children going to schools that aren't up to standard.
Professional contractors offer health care plans and retirement plans which every working person in the country deserves.
I personally pay into my own health care plan and pension plan with my own money.
I also pay a higher tax rate than Kathy.
Kathy Rapp's pension plan and health plan is payed for by the taxpayer.W hen I retire, my health care plan ends.
Kathy Rapp will continue to be payed by the taxpayer the rest of her life (even when she is no longer in office).
Kathy, if you really want to save the taxpayers some money, maybe you should start with you and all the other over-paid politicians.
Leave us hard-working class over-taxed people alone!