Obama thinking about using Executive Order to raise Minimum Wage

Of course he will. He will continue unabated. While the GOP sits  back and does nothing.

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.

Lawmakers present at the Wednesday night session said Thursday that Obama did not bring up the matter himself, but appeared receptive to the idea when questioned on the topic.

“The issue was raised,” Sen. Barbra Boxer (D-Calif.) said Thursday. “He said he was looking at it, as he looks at everything else.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who was also in attendance, offered a similar account and said he has heard from members of the president’s staff that he is seriously considering executive action on the measure.

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.

more: The Hill

Here It comes: Obama Considering Executive Order To Raise Minimum Wage

Moments ago The Hill reported that what many thought was absolutely impossible, may in fact become a reality: President Obama is considering issuing an executive order (#394,039,993,837?) to raise the minimum wage for Federal Workers… and in the process – with the help of that other central planner par excellence Bern-ellen – lap all those other Banana republics that everyone so enjoys making fun of.

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20 Responses to “Obama thinking about using Executive Order to raise Minimum Wage”

  1. Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

    Executive orders, actions, privilege are not even Constitutional. The president is head of the executive branch ONLY. He can set POLICY for the executive branch ONLY. He has NO authority over the other branches or ALL federal workers – ONLY the employees in the executive branch. My gosh people, for the love of all that is holy, somebody – Congress are you listening – PLEASE STOP THIS OUT OF CONTROL CATASTROPHE!!!

    • bunkerville Says:

      You nailed it completely. Totally out of control.

  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    If he does this then there is nothing he feels he cannot do through EO, but of course we already knew that!

    • bunkerville Says:

      The coup is thus complete

  3. gds44 Says:

    Reblogged this on Gds44's Blog.

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much

  4. Tony Says:

    No. Last week there was a study published where minimum vage increase actually helps the economy. That’s a common sense! More money earned more money spended. Only greedy CEOs are against this.

    • bunkerville Says:

      CEOs will simply automate where they can, and work people harder, and eliminate the employees who are marginal.

    • Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

      You ARE being sarcastic, aren’t you?

  5. Petermc3 Says:

    Perfect. What better way to stifle middle class business, middle class employment, middle class business start-ups. Maybe when the working man sees more of his gross pay taxed to subsidize the newly unemployed along with Obalamacare, just maybe the lightbulb will go on…No way! Blame it on the republicans.

    • bunkerville Says:

      We can only hope he chews off more progressiveness than even the independents can tolerate.

  6. global37alert Says:

    Reblogged this on * Global 37 Alert * .

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much.

  7. AKA John Galt Says:

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thank you.

  8. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

  9. cg Says:

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses.

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link!

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