Todays Phila. Inquirer has an article on pg.2 about how the gov't has awarded (no bid) contract to OH roofing co. to put blue tarps over Katrina damaged roofs for $10 million, average per roof is $2,480, average install time is 2hrs., and the gov't supply's the tarp! Owner of the roofing company admits what they are paid, he could shingle the roof. Another roofing company from Texas is getting $2980- $3,500 per roof and admits he would normally only charge $300 to tarp a roof! So I believe W&A posted on the "help wanted" forum a few days ago that he is paying laborers $9hr. Not hard to do the math: 4 man crew, 2hrs per [email protected] $9hr. $72 in direct labor cost, give them 100% markup for insurance, etc. so $144 cost per roof and you get paid $2500. First question I have is this: Why are my tax dollars going to fix these roofs and not the persons homeowners insurance? Am I that outraged that I am missing something here?