I Gotta Pen And I’m Not Afraid To Use It

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.

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  1. AlexInCT

    As if government employees aren’t already over compensated, he chooses to jack up their pay when the private sector is buckling under the burdensome load of regulatory crap trap him and his cronies have straddled it with. That we are not in a full blow recession, yet, is a credit to the American worker and entrepreneur, whom have been in hostile territory, under fire, for the last 5 or so years.

    This is nothing but a vote buying scheme. They are buying the loyalty of another voting block. At least he isn’t jacking up IRS or DOJ pay, but I am sure considering the dirty work these agencies have done for him, they are getting some kind of tit-for-tat.

    Rome is burning and emperor Obama is planning to have a huge party, serve gasoline, and have everyone piss on the fire for him.

    Joy!

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  2. Hal_10000

    How many government contractor employees actually earn minimum wage? Most of the federal contracts are already subject to Davis-Bacon, which mandates “prevailing wages”.

    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.

    Actually, he was definitely thinking inside the box.

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  3. CM

    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?

    It would be an interesting exercise to try and figure that out. I’m not sure it would be easy though (or that we’ll be able to do it here without it descending into the usual). You’d have to look at what they inherited (e.g. we all know that when Obama took over the employment rate seemed to be in free-fall).
    Middle class wages have been stagnant or declining for a lot longer than Obama has been on the scene.

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