(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Thursday, July 03, 2003

On the Bush Administration's efforts to take away millions of workers' rights to overtime pay (first discussed at Ignatz many months ago, here), read these articles by Bob Herbert and the AFL-CIO.

I see this as another example of the Administration's overconfidence and resulting meltdown. It's one thing to press right-wing policies that hurt average citizens indirectly, or will hurt them in the future; it's quite another, and politically dumber, thing to press policies that will directly and immediately cause millions of households financial distress and overwork.

[UPDATE: Ross at The Bloviator has a different take on the politics of the proposed change. Check it out.]

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