Yippy, Obama finally found a use for that loaded pen of his, now his cell phone is crying ,”Hey, what about me?”.
President Obama plans to sign an executive order requiring that janitors, construction workers and others working for federal contractors be paid at least $10.10 an hour, using his own power to enact a more limited version of a policy that he has yet to push through Congress.
The order, which Mr. Obama will highlight in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, is meant to underscore an increasing willingness by the president to bypass Congress if lawmakers continue to resist his agenda, aides said. After a year in which most of his legislative priorities went nowhere, Mr. Obama is seeking ways to make progress despite a lack of cooperation on Capitol Hill.
For those resistant legislators in Congress, keep up the good work, resist we much. Thanks Al, you silver tongued devil.
Republicans have long countered that raising the hourly rate will lead employers to shed jobs.
Jobs? Obama don’t care about no stinkin’ jobs. Has there ever been a more potent force in our history in destroying jobs, destroying the middle classes ability to earn a living, and destroying the welfare and food stamp roles? No, Obama is many things, but a job creator? Hardly.
All this fuss over the earning potential of 4.7% of the work force, probably higher now since Obama has been in office for 5 years. The minimum wage is doing exactly what it was designed to do, get folks into the work force, then instill motivation to better themselves and their earnings ability.
For more creative ideas in using a pen, maybe he can have a little chat with Clinton, who found several unique uses for his cigar, thinking outside the box.