I now Bitonti and Section won't have a hard time believing this:
***July of 2004*** A subsidiary of Haliburton (KBR) won a competitive bid contract to provide debris removal and other emergency work associated with natural disasters. In a real sense KBR was sitting atop a gold mine that they could only tap if a major disaster like Katrina occurred.
*** Sept 6, 2005 *** The DHS announced that it will not require employers to use I-9 forms. The I-9 form is used by employers to verify that their employees are eligible to work in the United States. Without the I-9 requirement employers will be able to hire illegal aliens without the fear they could be sanctioned. As we all know the I-9 form doesn't do much to deter unscrupulous employers from hiring illegal aliens, but now even that tiny amount of regulation is gone.
*** Sept 8, 2005 *** U.S. President George W. Bush issued an executive order allowing federal contractors rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to pay below the prevailing wage
Whole, unbelievable article: http://www.phxnews.com/fullstory.php?article=25536