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Jan 20 2014

Inflicting Minimum Wage Hike by Decree

Let’s see, how else might Obama drive up unemployment, so as to increase his power base? Here’s an idea: single-handedly jack up the minimum wage for federal contractors:

President Obama is considering using his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors, he told Senate Democrats during a closed meeting at the White House.

Obama would raise the minimum wage by conventional means, but Democrats do not control both houses of the legislature. Once again the constitutional division of powers gets in the way, so Obama et al. resort to a work-around.

Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing for an across-the-board hike in the minimum hourly wage, from $7.25 to $10.10. But Republicans are cool to the plan, warning it could hurt the economy.

Although federal contractors receiving minimum wage comprise only a small fraction of employees, summarily raising their minimum wage should help in the campaign to drive up minimum wage across the board. This will have predictable consequences regarding not only inflation, but unemployment, as entry level workers are priced out of the job market.

Driving up unemployment by raising the minimum wage is particularly effective from the Democrat point of view, because it targets people attempting to reach the bottom rung of the economic latter. Those who lose their jobs are likely to find other jobs eventually, even in Obama’s economy. But those who are never able to find their first job make up a natural constituency for the party that relies on those who vote for a living rather than working for a living.

Obama in recent days has vowed to make 2014 “a year of action,” even if it means relying heavily on administrative authority to pursue policy goals in lieu of congressional action.

The Man of Action who cuts through all the tedious limitations on executive power is the central character in any tale of fascism.

Obama Dictator
Barack Hussein, Man of Action.

On a tip from Jester.

14 Responses to “Inflicting Minimum Wage Hike by Decree”

  1. Tchhht!!! says:

    Zero is a piker. Here in Seattle they are pushing for $15.00/hr. Up from $9.00.

  2. 762x51 says:

    I have been calling BHO the little dictator for years. Good to see others are finally recognizing him for what he really is.

    It probably won’t happen but I would love to out live this asshole so I can piss on his grave.

  3. Musicmaven says:

    It doesn’t really matter how high the minimum wage is, if there are no jobs to be had!
    It was been proved over and over that if you raise the minimum wage, there are less minimum wage jobs to be had.

  4. IslandLifer says:

    More states need to follow the example of Kansas. State Courage Rising:

  5. ThisObamaNation says:

    A Former FBI Agent Claims That The FBI And The Dept. Of Homeland Security Are 100% In Bed With The Muslim Brotherhood.

  6. Sam Adams says:

    Humm….many union contracts are tied to the minimum wage; the minimum wage goes up, their pay also increases.

    Dear Leader is just paying back his supporters.

  7. JTW says:

    Will he also decree that federal contractors receive a 30% increase in pay for their work performed for the government?
    I somehow doubt it. Expect fewer companies to bid on government jobs, and those mostly offshoring the work to countries where the low wage jobs are not regulated by the US Fed.

  8. TED says:

    Unemployed and Dependant.

    The pic reminds me of Jack Nicholson as the joker. Ony HE was a better actor.

  9. Sam Adams says:

    Leftists just don’t understand that certain jobs (and employees) aren’t worth $10 per hour. Is it worth $10 per hour to keep napkins in a holder, to take the garbage out, and to mop the floor?

    Is it worth $15 per hour?

    How about $25 per hour?

    At some point, employers will decide either to do a job themselves, or to simply do without.

  10. JohnG911 says:

    Wasn’t SNOWDEN a federal contractor?

  11. facebkwallflower says:

    The rush is on to raise the minimum wage so all those bumped from full time to just below thirty hours, because of Obamacare, won’t see a difference in their weekly paycheck. How cool is that? Work less but get the same amount of money. Minimum wage increase will not raise standard of living as it is a compensation for Obamacare forced reduction of hours. And the union minnions, right on key, are arguing all the old, passe arguments for the increase, like it is gonna move more towards a “living wage”.

  12. Spurwing Plover says:


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