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How many workers will be affected by
Obama´s minimum wage executive order?

Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein

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Posted By:grace52, 1/28/2014 5:55:48 PM

Ahead of tonight´s State of the Union Address, the White House has announced that President Obama will sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers employed through federal contracts. The policy is a part of a "year of action" being touted by the Obama administration, in which the president will attempt to impose changes through executive order that he cannot pass through Congress.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/28/2014 6:01:09 PM     (No. 9709557)

FTA: the White House specified that, “The increase will take effect for new contracts after the effective date of the order, so contractors will have time to prepare and price their bids accordingly.” In other words, people currently employed through federal contracts won´t receive a raise under this executive order, which was a disappointment to Demos, which otherwise commended Obama´s action.


Let´s see if pResident Barry bothers to mention this ´minor´ detail.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mijcraw, 1/28/2014 6:28:37 PM     (No. 9709574)

Letsnlooks at the lowest level of workers being paid by a federal contract......service employees......are we really to believe there is a huge group of service workers sweeping, moping, emptying trash cans, cleaning bathrooms, cooking food or performing grounds work at the minimum wage mark.......funny....most make at least $10 or more hour now......the only group I can think they may be working at the minimum wage level on a federal contract....the disabled. Don´ t be so quick to applaud their increase pay checks, now that they make more their Social Security Disability income will be offset (lowered).... In the end they won´t really have a higher monthly net income. Most of them would most likely work less hours to eliminate the required offset in their SSI........the Won and his team are so smart....not.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: trapper, 1/28/2014 6:31:48 PM     (No. 9709575)

Only for new federal contracts that haven´t been bid yet. So, in effect, it affects no one. Nuthin for nobody. Figures. So far not impressed by the pen work.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/28/2014 6:32:09 PM     (No. 9709577)

When I heard about it I guessed zero would be affected. If any are, the affect will likely be to be laid off.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bohallx, 1/28/2014 6:35:39 PM     (No. 9709580)

The Obots and their crowd truly do love to persecute and ridicule the handicapped.

Listen to Wendy Davis´ bunch in Texas. When no one was looking they were laughing and shucking it up over the fact her probable opponent, Greg Abbott, is confined to a wheelchair.

I can hear them snork and honk.

Now we have the whole top end of that gaggle of nutsos telling the public they´re giving lower paid federal contractor´s employees a raise when, in fact, they´re just shifting gub´mnt money from one pocket tot he other.

Obama is probably still rolling on the floor about that one.

These folks just ain´t right!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/29/2014 11:37:27 AM     (No. 9710275)

If this is like most increases in the minimum wage, does it mean that union brothers working beside these ´dishwashers and waiters´ just received a 50% increase in their pay, too?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: judy, 1/29/2014 12:14:22 PM     (No. 9710324)

Federal contracts will probably to to illegals.

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