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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29 2014 2:58 p.m. MST

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DEW
Sandy, UT

you do that then inflaction will go up including at the pump.

VST
Bountiful, UT

Does anyone fully understand that this Executive Order that Obama will sign is pure powder-puff political cannon fodder? Does anyone fully understand that such an Executive Order does not even change the minimum wage for any currently existing federal contract worker? And just how many workers will see that minimum wage increase on future federal contracts? Close to zero.

Virtually all federal contract workers are already making more than his proposed $10.10 minimum wage per hour. That is only equivalent to $21,008 per year, which is below poverty-level wages.

Will it stimulate any individual State Legislatures or the Federal Congress to take up the issue of raising the minimum wage?

Not likely because Obama has already lost his ability to lead.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

President Obama doing what he does best, promise people more money and not worry about how it will effect the economy.

Warrior Parent
Belle Glade, FL

If you like your living wage, you can have your living wage... Next up, Obama to raise welfare disbursement to exceed new $10 and hour "living wage"

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

from the article: Obama visited a Costco store in suburban Maryland to drive home the argument that businesses who pay higher wages can improve their bottom line. "I guarantee you if workers have a little more money in their pocket, they'll spend more at Costco," Obama said to applause from the workers surrounding him in blue and red vests.

...or by contrast Walmart pays their employees so little that they'll come back too, and spend their food stamps.

Which is a good example? I think Obama chose well.

SCfan
clearfield, UT

So now Obama is back on the campaign trail. The day after his State of the Union address he runs out of town to do campaign speeches. The only thing this guy is successful at. Talking. Someone inform Obama that he can't run again for President. However, the so called "constitutional scholar" probably missed that amendment.

jjtotten
Washington, UT

He is back on the trail trying to convince people that he is for them when in fact he is driving up the cost of energy with his policies. As for another savings/retirement account that is a good idea until you realize that is what the SS funds were supposed to offer. A safety net, but the Feds have spent all that money from the "trust fund" that Clinton used to "balance the budget". Anytime you put money into the hands of the Feds it is gone and taxes have to be raised to pay off the debt. Bush tried to get a private account in place and democrats were against it as it would take away from government control those funds and they could not raid the piggy bank any longer. If it is private it would be ok, but not under Federal control.

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