Bush shows contempt for middle class with business-favoring veto threat
"....The Labor Department says the proposed rules would require overtime - pay equal to 1 1/2 times the hourly rate - for as many as 1.3 million additional low-income workers when they work more than 40 hours per week. Democrats support this expansion, which raises a 28-year-old ceiling under which overtime must be paid from $8,060 per year to $22,100 per year.
But Democrats and unions say at least 8 million white-collar workers now required to get overtime would lose it due to new definitions of jobs that would be exempt from the extra pay. .."
"...The administration, said House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, "overreached on this because they went into suburbia" in defining the workers who could be affected by the new rules...."
"....President Bush has threatened to veto the spending bill if it includes the prohibition on the overtime changes, which are strongly backed by business groups...."
**We can see who matters most to Bush.
There's no other conclusion that can be drawn except to say that
he's a cad with contempt for middle class workers.