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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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To: All

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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To: markomalley
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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To: knarf

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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To: ltc8k6

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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To: jsanders2001

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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To: eCSMaster
IF there WAS a next day ...

Sounds like it was the beginning of HandiMan ... work-a-day service

/8^)

21 posted on 01/28/2014 3:49:30 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: jsanders2001

I made more than $10 per hour spraying grass seed on a federal project some 20 years ago.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 3:52:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

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.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 3:55:40 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: markomalley

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?


24 posted on 01/28/2014 3:55:42 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: markomalley

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


25 posted on 01/28/2014 3:57:04 AM PST by saywhatagain
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To: Pecos

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.


26 posted on 01/28/2014 4:02:20 AM PST by ozdragon
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To: markomalley

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.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 4:06:18 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: markomalley

I don’t agree with Obama at all. But...he said this would occur on NEW contracts.

It’s still a stupid idea.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 4:07:02 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: markomalley

Isn’t their a thing called Prevailing Wage for federal contractors. What a jerk


29 posted on 01/28/2014 4:07:33 AM PST by cork (Gun control = hitting what you aim at)
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To: Dutch Boy

I would imagine some of the low level jobs in cafeterias pay that little.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 4:07:55 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: markomalley

Indexed to inflation. Yeah..that will come in handy in the coming year.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 4:08:38 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

What new federal contract would pay anyone less than $10 an hour?


32 posted on 01/28/2014 4:09:13 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: markomalley
This is definitely laying a foundation among the PRIVATE SECTOR beginning workers for massive protests regarding minimum wage in a deliberate effort to turn workers against the owners of the means of production. Revolution will be next. Workers will be screaming in protest wondering why THEY are not making over $10 per hour in the private sector as they ignorantly assume it applies to everyone in the work force. This president is following orders from behind the scenes to disrupt all of society.

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.

33 posted on 01/28/2014 4:11:56 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: markomalley

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.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 4:12:47 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

http://www.demos.org/publication/underwriting-bad-jobs-how-our-tax-dollars-are-funding-low-wage-work-and-fueling-inequali

This mouthpiece report defines $12 an hour as too low and seems to indicate that few would be making less than $10 an hour.


35 posted on 01/28/2014 4:15:22 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: markomalley

http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2014/01/27/kathleen_wynne_objects_to_14_minimum_wage.html

“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.
How convienent

Bet Axelrod makes more than minimum wage


36 posted on 01/28/2014 4:15:38 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: ltc8k6

http://www.demos.org/sites/default/files/imce/table2.png


37 posted on 01/28/2014 4:16:51 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

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


38 posted on 01/28/2014 4:20:08 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: markomalley

Why should the minimum be the same in San Francisco and Tuscaloosa?


39 posted on 01/28/2014 4:21:32 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: newnhdad
this is a useless gesture.

Depends. Its purpose is to make Republicans look bad. We'll see if it works.

40 posted on 01/28/2014 4:22:01 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

0bama is picking the Taxpayers pocket to buy love from the Voters


41 posted on 01/28/2014 4:23:21 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: DoodleDawg

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.


42 posted on 01/28/2014 4:24:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DAC21

Exactly....nothing but red meat for the media to beat conservatives over the head with...


43 posted on 01/28/2014 4:25:47 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Well said!


44 posted on 01/28/2014 4:28:55 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Gen.Blather
"However, it will raise the wage of all union workers because they have a clause that keeps them x% above the minimum wage."

BINGO!

45 posted on 01/28/2014 4:29:34 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: cripplecreek
If the GOP were smart they would come back with a major cut in payroll and income taxes across the board.

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.

46 posted on 01/28/2014 4:30:23 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: markomalley

I believe this will impact most service jobs on government facilities.


47 posted on 01/28/2014 4:40:19 AM PST by magellan
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To: markomalley

Have pen wil, will dictate.


48 posted on 01/28/2014 4:52:14 AM PST by bgill
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To: markomalley

What are the Republicans going to do about these egregious grabs of power?....oh yeah nothing.

The GOP is worthless.


49 posted on 01/28/2014 5:00:22 AM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: saywhatagain

All legislation for raising revenue (taxes) is supposed to start in the house of reps...


50 posted on 01/28/2014 5:51:27 AM PST by jurroppi1
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