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Obama to lift minimum wage for federal contractors: White House
Reuters ^ | 1/28/2014

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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So he's going to allow all firm fixed price contracts to be renegotiated to let the contractors give their employees a raise? Of course not!!!

Fascist bastard.

1 posted on 01/28/2014 3:23:59 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

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?


2 posted on 01/28/2014 3:31:16 AM PST by DAC21
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To: markomalley

The King has spoken. Effects are for the lesser classes to figure out.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 3:31:22 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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this is a useless gesture.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 3:32:14 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: DAC21

I suspect few are, but if any are making 7.25 an hour, they were probably just pushed out of an Obamacare subsidy.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 3:35:11 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: markomalley

..higher kickbacks


6 posted on 01/28/2014 3:35:25 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: newnhdad

A uselss gesture from a useless POS.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 3:35:51 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: markomalley

So how many federal contractors actually make $7.25/hr? This sounds like a PR stunt with no real affect.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 3:35:52 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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All he's done is publish a contract ... NOT raise the minimum wage !

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


So ...

People will see "minimum wage increased", when all it is is a published pay scale ... nothing more

9 posted on 01/28/2014 3:36:06 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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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.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 3:40:35 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: markomalley

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.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 3:41:31 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: markomalley

Il Douche uses his mighty pen as a sword. The Constitution lays in tatters, neglected and abandoned.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 3:41:48 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: jospehm20

Nail. Coffin. Economy.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 3:43:16 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: windsorknot

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.


14 posted on 01/28/2014 3:44:20 AM PST by DaveA37
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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.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 3:45:11 AM PST by jsanders2001
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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.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 3:45:20 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: knarf
"It is what you agreed to, and I can do whatever I want with my money"

Only problem with that parable - Jesus never says how many laborers showed up early the next day.

17 posted on 01/28/2014 3:46:39 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: jsanders2001

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.


18 posted on 01/28/2014 3:46:53 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: DAC21; Dutch Boy
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?

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.

19 posted on 01/28/2014 3:48:10 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: ltc8k6

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


20 posted on 01/28/2014 3:48:57 AM PST by jsanders2001
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