State Representative Janel Brandtjen
Governor Walker is right,
repeal prevailing wage:
Governor Walker said he would be,
ďpleased Ď with a repeal of Wisconsinís prevailing wage
law, so would I.
Whatís the best way to have a
vibrant and growing economy? A good start would be to
cut the fat out of government. Repealing prevailing
wage will save money for the state, counties, villages,
towns and schools. All levels of government would save
money by repealing prevailing wage.
Mandatory wages and benefits
interfere with supply and demand. It raises the cost of
construction. It encourages more costly and less
efficient government. Wisconsinís leaders have an
obligation to be good stewards of the taxpayerís money.
Repealing prevailing wage will be a step towards that.
The principle behind repealing
this law is simple; Let the free market decide the price
of labor for government projects, just as it does for
private sector ventures.
As Wisconsin works to make the
state more business friendly, repealing prevailing wage
would solve two problems. First, more construction
companies would be encouraged to competitively bid for
government projects because the current red tape
nightmare of reporting and monitoring thousands of
different wage classifications would be reduced.
And second, having multiple
bidders on taxpayer-funded projects means citizenís get
the benefits of a competitive market.
Now is the time to repeal the
prevailing wage laws. If eliminated, Wisconsinís
infrastructure needs, along with a free market
construction process, will keep taxes in check for
citizens and businesses. That will ultimately attract
more companies and jobs to our great state for many
years to come.
Join Governor Walker, myself and
Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire,
Mississippi, North & South Dakota, Alabama, Oklahoma,
Utah, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina,
Virginia, Colorado, and Indiana Ė repeal prevailing
NOTE: Representative Brandtjen is a
Co-author of AB 32 a bill that would repeal prevailing
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