Skip to comments.Obama to lift minimum wage for federal contractors: White House
Posted on 01/28/2014 3:23:59 AM PST by markomalley
President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday he is issuing an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contract workers with new contracts, the White House said.
In his State of the Union address, Obama will also call on Congress to pass a bill that would increase the federal minimum wage for all workers to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 and index that to inflation going forward.
The executive order for new contracts or existing contracts in which terms are being changed would take effect at the beginning of next year. Issuing the order allows Obama to bypass Congress in a limited way, with Republicans opposed to a broad increase in the minimum wage.
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Propaganda, how many Federal Contractors are making less than $10.10 right now? My guess next to know one. Will anyone have the guts to call the Dictator on this one?
The King has spoken. Effects are for the lesser classes to figure out.
this is a useless gesture.
I suspect few are, but if any are making 7.25 an hour, they were probably just pushed out of an Obamacare subsidy.
A uselss gesture from a useless POS.
So how many federal contractors actually make $7.25/hr? This sounds like a PR stunt with no real affect.
This is a very pedestrian example of how words are used to manipulate and form thought patterns.
Think of the biblical example of a man needing workers and going into the market at 6AM, getting laborers to willingly work for a penny
After some time, he saw he needed more workers, ... hired 'em for a penny
LATER in the day, he needed more help ... hired them for a penny.
After the days' work, everyone lined up to get paid ... the last ones hired in the front of the line
They got their penny and the guys in the back, who'd worked all day figured in their own reasoning, that they'd get paid more because they had worked longer hours.
When it was their turn, they grumbled and complained because all they got was the penny
The master told them, It is what you agreed to, and I can do whatever I want with my money
People will see "minimum wage increased", when all it is is a published pay scale ... nothing more
Will any MSMer actually dare to ask him how many people this will affect?
Even if there were a lot of people affected, he wouldn’t care about the cost. It’s not his money.
I’ve worked for military contractors for decades. I don’t think any of them had minimum wage employees. (Maybe in maintenance, but they all outsourced that to minority owed firms because of contractual requirements.) However, it will raise the wage of all union workers because they have a clause that keeps them x% above the minimum wage.
Il Douche uses his mighty pen as a sword. The Constitution lays in tatters, neglected and abandoned.
Nail. Coffin. Economy.
What would it take to put a complete halt on all executive orders? This man has completely lost his mind and will eventually drive this country into the ground. He needs to be stopped at any cost.
Our bills all just went up and spending power went fown except for the live with parents who will now have a little mote money to buy pot, beer, and video games.
It’s hard to believe there are many federal contract workers that are making less than $10 an hour now.
Even the mentioned janitors are probably making that much.
Only problem with that parable - Jesus never says how many laborers showed up early the next day.
Our bills all just went up and spending power went fown except for the live with parents who will now have a little more money to buy pot, beer, and video games.
I just looked up the SCA determinations for DC.
Waiters, most laundry workers would be impacted in DC.
However, looking this up for lower cost area (I selected Houston County, Georgia -- Robins AFB), then you have a more extensive list: janitors/maids, nursing assistant, all laundry people (including seamstresses), childcare attendants, cashiers, carnival workers, school crossing guards, etc.
So if you are an airman at Robins AFB, you can expect your prices to increase when you take a uniform to be laundered. You can expect the cost of hotels to go up because hotels that have contracts with Robins AFB lodging will have to give their people a raise. You can expect Tricare costs to rise, because medical places that contract with the government will have to give their folks a raise, and so on.
No, it won't impact most of us, but it will impact the lower-end contracts a whole bunch.
I can’t think of any federal contractors that earn less than $20 per hour and can think of many in the $40 - $75 hour range
Sounds like it was the beginning of HandiMan ... work-a-day service
I made more than $10 per hour spraying grass seed on a federal project some 20 years ago.
This is how the unions will get increased revenue from membership dues. They need that money to wage the upcoming battles for the Senate and later, the Presidency. Without union money, the Democrats can’t manipulate the zero infobots into thinking they can better help the needy.
Aren’t there some union employees whose pay is a miptiple of some base wage? Might this be used as a tool to increase other wages?
Im bad. I thought ALL spending had to be approved by congress.
How little did i know that i lived in a third world banana republic my whole life
Raise minimum wage then fewer people will receive subsidies’ for Obamacare. That will reduce losses on Obamacare and push more of the cost to the on to the individual. So the individual will be no better off from the higher wage but Obamacare will look better.
The purpose of this action is to created huge discontent among all beginning employees who will want to know why the starting wage in the private sector is not $10 per hour. These are the first steps to creating a massive wave of discontent among the ignorant young, making them useful idiots in the upcoming revolution. None of this is not without a lot of thought. This nation is in very real danger.
I don’t agree with Obama at all. But...he said this would occur on NEW contracts.
It’s still a stupid idea.
Isn’t their a thing called Prevailing Wage for federal contractors. What a jerk
I would imagine some of the low level jobs in cafeterias pay that little.
Indexed to inflation. Yeah..that will come in handy in the coming year.
What new federal contract would pay anyone less than $10 an hour?
This is another truth people who should know better do not realize. Barack Obama is NOT the problem. The extremely wealthy people behind the scenes going for totalitarian control ARE the problem and no one is pointing those people out.
Further proof (as if we need any more!) that Obama absolutely DOES NOT want to solve the economic woes he created ever since taking office.
Real pathetic that Plouffe still blame it on Bush this weekend.
This mouthpiece report defines $12 an hour as too low and seems to indicate that few would be making less than $10 an hour.
“link goes to the Socialist newspaper”
Province of Ontario, Canada, is also set to increase the minimum wage.
The governing Progressive’s need to call an election.
The same crew contracted Axerod and company to advise their previous Election Campaigns
Seems the Ontario progressives co-ordinate with the Chicago progressives.
Bet Axelrod makes more than minimum wage
Yes, those working at minimum wage want a better deal.
Can’t blame them!
Problem is, if their wages go up, the price of EVERYTHING they purchase goes up, wiping out the wage increase.
Further, their snap cards do not “buy” as much stuff as before.
The low wage folks lose big, and they do not see the big picture
Why should the minimum be the same in San Francisco and Tuscaloosa?
Depends. Its purpose is to make Republicans look bad. We'll see if it works.
0bama is picking the Taxpayers pocket to buy love from the Voters
If the GOP were smart they would come back with a major cut in payroll and income taxes across the board.
Let the democrats whine about minimum wage while keeping the taxes high.
Exactly....nothing but red meat for the media to beat conservatives over the head with...
Democrats are predictable. I can tell you their response to both. To wit:
Cut payroll taxes? You're starving Social Security and advocating a veiled attempt to do away with it altogether.
Cut income taxes? You want to cut taxes for the 1 percent while denying working people a living wage. Cutting taxes across the board won't help their base since with current tax breaks and credits most pay little or no income tax to begin with.
I believe this will impact most service jobs on government facilities.
Have pen wil, will dictate.
What are the Republicans going to do about these egregious grabs of power?....oh yeah nothing.
The GOP is worthless.
All legislation for raising revenue (taxes) is supposed to start in the house of reps...