What does this mean for the stimulus? Union labor is more expensive. Every project that uses a PLA will cost more, and many of those jobs will use as much capital equipment as possible to minimize the demand for labor. That means that we will get a lot less employment for every dollar of stimulus spent than we would without the PLA.
Obama is offering these "cheap" concessions to the unions because it's lookng less likely that the Democrats will be able to get EFCA through. But these things aren't free. They're just less transparent.
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