US Labor Dept. Demands Refund For Cost of Labor Mural

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    US Labor Dept. Steps Into Mural Dispute - Portland News Story - WMTW Portland

    WASHINGTON -- Gov. Paul LePage's decision to not display a mural depicting the state's labor history, the U.S. Department of Labor wants a refund of any federal money that paid for it.
    A senior Labor Department official said LePage's decision to remove the art work from state offices does not comply with terms of a federal grant that paid for most of the mural's $60,000 cost. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to freely discuss the matter.
    The demand for reimbursement was made Monday in a letter to state officials.
    The Republican governor had the mural removed from state Labor Department offices last month after deciding that it was biased toward organized labor at the expense of his pro-business agenda.
     
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    Perhaps the could display it at the sewer treatment plant that they will name after B Hussain Obama in the near future.
    Then everyone can be happy or they can swap it out for the 1/2 million $ DOD frog statue.
    Government art is worse then corporate art.
     
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    Since the labor department wanted to waste money on that to begin with, perhaps we should look at drastically cutting the labor department.

    Just saying.
     
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    I don't understand the dispute. Mural is removed from State Labor Department, not from Union Labor Department.
     
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    Ah well, what else can one expect from small minds and mean spirits?
     
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    I actually expect much more from you. You should give yourself more credit.
     
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    He was talking about you.

    Actually i think they should force him to put it back up. Yeah so horrible we look at the worker's history. I mean considering all of us work under the rules they fought for us. But lets hate it and go back to a nickel a day and 12 hour work days and no weekends.

    YAY!!!!! REPUBLICANS RULE.
     
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    I think you meant to say: Communist rule!

    If you look at the murals it looks more like soviet worker on them then American. Oops, there are no hammer and sickle on them, but it's never too late...
     
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    LOL, another article that "The official spoke on condition of anonymity..."
     
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    The issue is that the state used federal funds to commission/purchase the mural. So, the fed is saying, if you won't display the painting that you spent our money on, then either put it back up or give us back the money.
     

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