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Obama: Average wages have
barely budged in my recovery

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 2/15/2014 9:35:16 AM

Hi, everybody. In this year of action, I said I’d do everything in my power to expand opportunity for more Americans. And this week, I took action to lift more workers’ wages by requiring federal contractors to pay their employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. These are workers who serve our troops’ meals, wash their dishes and care for our veterans — Americans who work hard and will get a raise as these contracts come up. This will be good for contractors, for taxpayers and for America’s bottom line. We know why this is important. Our economy has been growing for four years. Our businesses have created

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/15/2014 9:45:26 AM     (No. 9733491)

That´s true for millions of Americans, BUT, it has done wonders filling your own pockets!!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/15/2014 9:50:50 AM     (No. 9733506)

Create jobs, wages will take care of themselves.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 2/15/2014 9:59:42 AM     (No. 9733525)

Since we have more people competing for less jobs, wages should be going down, not up. So, barely budging is actually a net gain.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 2/15/2014 10:07:36 AM     (No. 9733545)

FTA: "These are workers who serve our troops’ meals, wash their dishes and care for our veterans..."

I find this line the most abrasive of all. 0bama once again uses our brave troops as props when he has shown no desire to reward them for their service to our Country. Last year, he cut their salary, benefits and closed Washington cemetery to spite those GOP who would dare to impose HIS sequestration. The base commissary, a mainstay of shopping for military families are being cut.

I cannot remember the last time we have heard of the numbers killed or wounded in the Middle East, yet stories of suicides of the returning at VA facilities "mysteriously" are spiking. (I know. Was given bracelet to wear with 800-number to call when "depressed." How could reading of his daily unchallenged power grab actions not make one unhappy who served in the military?). One would think that the numbers were going down, non-existent, now that he is negotiating victory into defeat in the region. But, they are higher than ever before, just not "reported" by his sock-puppets, the LSM.

But, that he used G.I.´s at the very beginning of his weekly screed is the most offensive.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tnorling, 2/15/2014 10:19:07 AM     (No. 9733569)

So the most marginal workers, who also happen to be among Obama´s staunchest supporters, black youth, will see their real unemployment levels hit what, 50%? Sheer demagoguery on the boy wonder´s part in order to capture the votes of those this measure will hurt the most. What rich irony.

Does anyone now not think liberals are amazingly cynical, craven, depraved, and amoral, not necessarily in that order?

Rome collapsed along the same lines - pandering to the hoi polloi... and allowing the barbarians into the Empire. Plus ca change...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nimby, 2/15/2014 11:15:27 AM     (No. 9733669)

And his administration is responsible for increased taxes and cost of living that we can not stretch our dollar! And he still wants us to pay a billion dollars for "global warming"! Where does he think the billion dollars comes from, you clueless wonder?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 2/15/2014 11:37:50 AM     (No. 9733696)

And as the price of fuel has gone up because of your policies, which causes everything from food to postage costs to go up (but the wizards can´t put that together.) we´ve all lost ground.

Somepeople wanted to see his birth certificate - I just want to see his grade in economics.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/15/2014 11:48:58 AM     (No. 9733707)

Isn´t union pay scale pegged to the minimum wage? Did President Pen-Phoniest just give the goonions a nearly 50% increase? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/15/2014 12:40:31 PM     (No. 9733786)

Flooding the US legal job market with cheap foreign labor by way of amnesty and greatly increased immigration into the future is not gong to cause the wages of American workers to raise. A basic knowledge of labor market law of supply and demand will tell you that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trust No One, 2/15/2014 2:09:25 PM     (No. 9733892)

Oh, how I WISH I could post what I think of this piece of human filth.

He is ignorant, disgusting, ignorant and ........

I Don´t Like The president of the USA.

A pox on your head.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/15/2014 2:19:53 PM     (No. 9733903)

When will BO allow business to recover? One must fallow the other! Liberal economic stupidity!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/15/2014 2:35:33 PM     (No. 9733917)

First the median wage (same number above as below) has decreased, particularly if adjusted for real inflation.

This must be how he got union support for Immigration Reform. Since many union wages are indexed to minimum wage, they´ll let illegals compete in return for higher wages they´ll get when minimum wage goes up.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/15/2014 6:28:32 PM     (No. 9734091)

Well, that´s a natural outcome of his "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/15/2014 11:36:59 PM     (No. 9734282)

How does he get to carve out a special group to receive raises ?

I´ve never wished ill upon another person, but I am getting over that.

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