Friday, September 30, 2005

Operation Blue Roof or Operation Red Ink?

The government is paying contractors an average of $2,480 for less than two hours of work to cover each damaged roof — even though it's also giving them endless supplies of blue sheeting for free.
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Steve Manser, president of Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal of Youngstown, Ohio, which was awarded an initial $10 million contract to begin "Operation Blue Roof" in New Orleans, acknowledged that the price his company is charging to install blue tarps could pay for shingling an entire roof.
Almost $2500 for tacking a sheet of plastic on a roof! There are guys in N.O. who would be happy to do it for a tenth that amount. How do I get a contract like that? I know, you gotta have friends in high places.

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