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Old 01-28-2014, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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So? what happens when they figure out they don't have the money to pay the new minimum wage that Emperor Obama hath declared, and lay off 38% of the Federal Contractor workforce?

Obama to sign executive order raising minimum wage for federal contractors | Fox News
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:06 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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About time he signs an Executive Order allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:14 AM
 
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Just buying more votes for his party with our money. Same as expanding welfare, medicaid, unemployment etc.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:27 AM
 
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Obama to sign an executive order forcing taxpayers to pay low skilled tax leaches a higher number he pulled out of a hat.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:27 AM
 
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Was the sotu unimpressive? The only link I can find this morning is ABC News and it doesn't really go into detail...it seems the media didn't even care anymore...
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:29 AM
 
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So? what happens when they figure out they don't have the money to pay the new minimum wage that Emperor Obama hath declared, and lay off 38% of the Federal Contractor workforce?

Obama to sign executive order raising minimum wage for federal contractors | Fox News
They're printing money to fund O's spending. They'll just print more or siphon off some of that printed money that's going to the banks.

It's a payback to the unions. All their wages on federal contracts are tied to the minimum he's raising.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So? what happens when they figure out they don't have the money to pay the new minimum wage that Emperor Obama hath declared, and lay off 38% of the Federal Contractor workforce?

Obama to sign executive order raising minimum wage for federal contractors | Fox News
They will have to eat it in the current contract with Uncle Sam but will include it in the next contract.
Remember that it is us taxpayers that pay these people.

Obama cannot EO beyond what he's doing because his hands are tied by the law.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Was the sotu unimpressive? The only link I can find this morning is ABC News and it doesn't really go into detail...it seems the media didn't even care anymore...
It hasn't happened yet.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Was the sotu unimpressive? The only link I can find this morning is ABC News and it doesn't really go into detail...it seems the media didn't even care anymore...
It will be for new Fed contracts...

Obama Hiking Minimum Pay for New Federal Contracts - ABC News
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:06 AM
 
Location: it depends
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Wow. It used to be that the advocates of big government highlighted those areas where government was most effective or the only way to accomplish certain things.

Now they openly champion the waste of taxpayer money. Every employee of any federal contractor that shows up for work to earn less than $15 has already concluded that the highest and best use of their time is to sell it for the agreed-upon wage. The jobs they have are the best ones available to them already. From an infinite number of self-employment or new-business opportunities to the tens of millions of other employers in the country, they chose to work for the federal contractor.

Along comes Obama, waving his pen, to waste taxpayer money on this small subset of the workforce.

Why not mandate a $15 minimum for brown-eyed people, or a 50% labor premium for those with small noses, or big feet?

Here is the best thing they could do to illustrate the idiocy of attempting to arbitrarily pay workers more than the market value of their labor: make the national minimum wage $15 for registered Democrats, $7 for everybody else. See how long that would last.
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