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Obama to Raise Minimum Wage
Under Federal Contractors

New York Times, by Peter Baker

Original Article

Posted By:Write2Right, 1/28/2014 7:12:00 AM

WASHINGTON — 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,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texascunning, 1/28/2014 7:17:39 AM     (No. 9708498)

I guess now we´ll have have decrees "rather" than "laws." The king has spoken.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/28/2014 7:20:49 AM     (No. 9708499)


America has elected an economic moron to the presidency,

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 1/28/2014 7:29:42 AM     (No. 9708511)

How many federal contractors can there be making under $10.10? Meaningless gesture?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hermoine, 1/28/2014 7:30:41 AM     (No. 9708514)

Well, I feel sorry for those workers who are working under federal contractors...what´s the over/under on the percentage who will be laid off tout suite?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/28/2014 7:31:50 AM     (No. 9708518)

Do we have another suggestion for what he can do with his pen?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/28/2014 7:43:45 AM     (No. 9708534)

Federal contractors will raise their prices, which zippy will happily pay - it all comes out of OUR pockets anyway. There´s a reason he spent $680 million on a website that still doesn´t work. Added bonus for zippy - unions will love it. He´s been losing them lately and needs to get them back.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TNVolunteer, 1/28/2014 7:44:07 AM     (No. 9708535)

This will have almost zero impact. I would love to know how many folks will get a raise to the new minimum with this. I don´t know of many unskilled teenagers working for the FED or FED contractors.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/28/2014 7:47:57 AM     (No. 9708538)

Is there one person working for a federal contractor who is paid less than $10.10 an hour? I wouldn´t bet a nickel (now worth a penney) on it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/28/2014 7:53:13 AM     (No. 9708544)

I feel like a Jew in 1934 Munich.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pwb, 1/28/2014 8:06:24 AM     (No. 9708563)

He truly enjoys spending other peoples money.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: kayworthy, 1/28/2014 8:07:20 AM     (No. 9708567)

#3 The top step level 4 custodian makes 52 grand at the Post Office.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: John c, 1/28/2014 8:08:42 AM     (No. 9708571)

Cost plus contracts, only cost us more.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dagger, 1/28/2014 8:12:13 AM     (No. 9708575)

I thought Congress, specifically the House, is where all spending bills had to originate under the Constitution. But hey, what´s the Constitution among friends !

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jglas, 1/28/2014 8:22:42 AM     (No. 9708594)

Federal contractors already have to meet stringent wage standards that makes them pay well above the minimum wage. I doubt this will raise anyone´s pay. It´s an empty gesture to assert: see I´m using my pen and my phone to implement liberal goodness!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/28/2014 8:24:17 AM     (No. 9708598)

A ´willingness to bypass Congress´ sounds a lot like absolute rule.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/28/2014 8:25:18 AM     (No. 9708602)

This is the floor. When he raises the floor, it raises everything above it, too. That is how it affects us all.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: miceal, 1/28/2014 8:34:32 AM     (No. 9708622)

Impeach this jug eared dolt......

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Reply 18 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/28/2014 8:46:33 AM     (No. 9708641)

Federal contractors get raise of MinWage, EVERY SINGLE Federal EMPLOYEE gets raise because their contracts are tied to the Min Wage level.

Obama hates America.
Democrats delenda est.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/28/2014 9:39:41 AM     (No. 9708739)

This will increase the Federal deficit as contractors raise their prices. And performance will decline as they fire their sub-marginal workers.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nosillod, 1/28/2014 9:42:05 AM     (No. 9708742)

What bothers me most is that Congress and the Supreme Court will (and have in the past) do nothing to stop this. What ever happened to upholding the Constitution? What about fulfilling your oath of office? They should all be impeached. I wonder if we the people could do that.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/28/2014 9:45:07 AM     (No. 9708753)

Some advisor warned him that he couldn´t increase wages for already tendered contract. No one mention the formula for calculating wages from minimum wage. Contacts will now jump in price. What a maroon.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/28/2014 10:01:49 AM     (No. 9708784)

How did he come up with $10.10; some important number in the Koran?

And why did he stop there? Why not $20.20 or $50.50?



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Reply 23 - Posted by: ChicagoWilson, 1/28/2014 10:02:10 AM     (No. 9708785)

Has Obama done anything about the sad plight of the unpaid interns in DC or to equalize the pay disparity betwixt the men and women in his own WH administration?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/28/2014 10:24:07 AM     (No. 9708812)

I believe we should raise the minimum wage to 12.00 an hour, but Obama is violating the constitution.
As Ron Unz stated in the Daily Caller:
A nationwide minimum wage of $12 per hour would shrink government, aid families, curb illegal immigration, spur high-tech investment, and boost GOP support among working-class voters.
The $12 wage would slash the huge taxpayer subsidies now given to companies that hire low-wage immigrants, and move tens of millions of Americans into the middle class and sharply reduce the 47 percent of the population who are now completely or partly dependent on federal handouts.
“Politics would be completely different… what you’re doing is reducing the 47 percent by 10 to 15 points and giving Republicans a chance to make their case about cutting government spending and reducing taxes,” he said.
But what Obama is doing is lawlessness.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: lana720, 1/28/2014 10:26:26 AM     (No. 9708819)

There are SO many options for a pen. Suggestions welcome?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: faith_and_Reason, 1/28/2014 11:13:10 AM     (No. 9708909)

O´Reilly foolishly compared numbers of executive orders, and concluded that Obama was not out of line in the NUMBER of such decrees. The problem, though, is with the EXTENT of such fiat when it intrudes into legislative areas.

Obama´s decrees are populist in nature designed to provoke cries of protest from "life´s winners," so that Obama can portray himself as savior of the oppressed.

He appears to be ramping up the class warfare rhetoric, perhaps in order to trigger some violence by his foot soldiers in the ´hood.

I say keep your powder dry. Let his minions "fire the first shot," if that is in his plan.

We should respond only as the abuses become intolerable to a critical mass of godly, patriotic Americans. Otherwise the bloodshed will not end well.

Pray, stay informed, and educate your children, your relatives, your neighbors, co-workers and classmates.

In the end God wins, and so do those who faithfully follow him!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: chefrandy, 1/28/2014 11:16:55 AM     (No. 9708920)

Sorry #24, but too many jobs are not worth $12/hr and despite the numbers quoted, the flip side is that unemployment numbers would increase or full time employed would decrease, eliminating the 10-15 points he claims would fall to Republicans. Not to denigrate anyone´s position but how many dishwashers, cashiers, cleaning service employees are worth paying $12/Hr? The few that are move themselves up on the merits of their work ability not on the artificial increase in worth to their position. The increase doesn´t just affect union pay either. If my cook makes $4/hr more than my dishwasher due to skill level, how are they automatically not worth $4/hr more than the imputed value of the minimum wage employee after an increase?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: SGMIsles, 1/28/2014 11:18:54 AM     (No. 9708927)

#25 Contractors should get their pens and write termination notices to 40% of their employees to pay for the 40% raise.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: sistersuzey, 1/28/2014 11:21:26 AM     (No. 9708932)

What a guy! Now everyone who was making between $7.30 and $10.10 an hour have now been turned into minimum wage earners.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/28/2014 11:39:00 AM     (No. 9708972)

When you stop and think about it, this is just another tax. Taxpayers are having their money used to buy votes. I thought that the legislature was the venue for raising taxes??

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/28/2014 12:32:24 PM     (No. 9709088)

More taxation for real world workers, to pay unreal world
non workers. Every time he lies, it´s more legal theft of your money. And the Congress has the same daily pleasure of stealing endless money from each of us.
They´re all alike.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: steveW, 1/28/2014 1:00:03 PM     (No. 9709145)

Seriously you guys, it´s time we started calling He Himself by his true name - The Sun King. The Sun King spreadeth his light of glory amongst us ("he walkest amongst us!", quotest the apostle Matthews). Constitutions be nulled, The Sun King dictates His Truth, amidst the castrated silence of the GOP...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: JimS, 1/28/2014 1:10:13 PM     (No. 9709169)

Congress already has a law on the books that establishes the current Federal minimum wage.
As such, this Executive Order is superceding an established law that is within Congress´ purview.
As such, it is an unconstitutional act.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Javelin, 1/28/2014 1:25:26 PM     (No. 9709192)

Repeal Davis Bacon.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/28/2014 2:06:21 PM     (No. 9709255)

#15 – Indeed, a ´willingness to bypass Congress´ sounds a lot like absolute rule because it is, as we all know. What will be the response from the Republican leadership? Will Boehner and McConnell focus on the imperial presidency and Obama’s abuse of power? (Probably not.) Or will B&M fall into the rhetorical trap and focus on the straw man issue of the minimum wage? (More than likely.) Do they have a plan to fight and thwart this massive assault on constitutional government?

The moderates, when they are being kind, frame their differences with conservatives as a disagreement about tactics not a disagreement on principles. Yes, that point is true but to be accurate I submit our differences are that conservatives want tactics while the moderates have none.

Got TEA?


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Reply 36 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/28/2014 2:39:09 PM     (No. 9709305)

Common sense is so rare, it should be classified as a super power!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: john56, 1/28/2014 3:06:47 PM     (No. 9709354)

Don´t they already have laws/regs that require govt contractors to pay "prevailing wage rates" or some slop like that.

I remember a few years ago, when I was in the commercial landscape business, we made the mistake of bidding on a government contract. We had to pay workers 20-30% more than our usual wage on those jobs (which was at least 10-20% higher than the rate paid by private companies for non-government work).

Plus, the government folks were the pickiest folks -- their properties were in bad shape when we started and they insisted that we turn them into golf-course beautiful in two visits.

We cancelled the contract after three months.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/28/2014 3:12:49 PM     (No. 9709367)

How loud do we need to scream? He doesn´t have the power under Article II! He can´t make law!

This man is a threat to our entire way of government. At least in Venezuela their Congress gave Chavez temporary power (that they later regretted when he wouldn´t give it back).

Will the Republicans challenge him in court? I´ll be watching very closely to what Republicans do when he makes his threats tonight. I´d get up and walk out.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 1/28/2014 3:14:34 PM     (No. 9709371)

Yep, #6 got it right.
This is primarily all about 0bama finding one more way to ´stick it to´ the taxpayers.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 1/28/2014 3:50:44 PM     (No. 9709428)

#5 I have a suggestion and would be happy to send it to him along with a diagram so that there will be no mistakes.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: busterman, 1/28/2014 6:32:47 PM     (No. 9709578)

Increasing the minimum wage doesn´t solve the problem. It actually makes the existing problem worse. Businesses would increase the price of goods and services which means the value of the dollar decreases and any benefit those workers gained by an increase in hourly salary is now lost on higher taxes as well as having to spend more for what they used to buy at less price.

He´s ruining this country. We have few options left.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: lc hoghead, 1/28/2014 7:43:54 PM     (No. 9709631)

Id love to tell him where to stick his pen........

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ArtieC, 1/28/2014 7:47:40 PM     (No. 9709633)

There are plenty of low paid federal contractors working areas like food service, janitorial and building/grounds maintenance. The really high paid ones work for companies like Booze Allen-Hamilton. That´s where high school dropout Edward Snowden worked.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: GROUNDED, 1/28/2014 11:13:35 PM     (No. 9709813)



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Reply 45 - Posted by: GROUNDED, 1/28/2014 11:15:47 PM     (No. 9709815)

Pretty meaningless gesture. Someone needs to explain the Davis-Bacon Act to the Won. He´s just showing his ignorance again.

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive


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