The Bush administration still has not learned one of the central lessons of Hurricane Katrina: Poverty and substandard wages hurt our nation. The 1931 Davis-Bacon Act requires federal contractors to pay at least the prevailing wages in the area where the work is being conducted. Bush has issued an executive order to suspend Davis-Bacon and allow federal contractors rebuilding after the hurricane to profit at the expense of their workers.
He wants more poor people? But of course. The more poor people you have, the more crime you have. The more crime you have, the more distractions you have. The cornerstone of the Republicans seems to have always been distractions (crime, guns, drugs, movies, music, fast food, traffic, reality television). If they can keep the middle class and lower class distracted with their own bullshit, the 1% of the country that holds all the wealth can pretty much do whatever they want.
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense.