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Obama to lift minimum wage for federal contractors: White House (Dictatorship continues)
Reuters ^

Posted on 01/28/2014 4:33:05 AM PST by Perdogg

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: executiveorders; federalcontractors; minimumwage; obamaminimumwage
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1 posted on 01/28/2014 4:33:05 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Its just tax $$$.

Libs have been calling for him to do this.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 4:35:04 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Perdogg

I heard Rushbo say that Union contracts are based on the minimum wage. It’s going to seem like 100 years between now and 2016.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 4:35:44 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Rappini

I don’t know the extent, but many civil service union contracts are indexed to minimum wage. Question is, would this executive action trigger it?


4 posted on 01/28/2014 4:37:55 AM PST by IamConservative (There is no place like 127.0.0.1)
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To: Perdogg
Above his pay grade!

Can we begin impeachment proceeding now?

5 posted on 01/28/2014 4:39:15 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Perdogg

This is actually probably within his authority as the chief executive.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 4:40:07 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Perdogg

7 posted on 01/28/2014 4:41:54 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: IamConservative

I don’t think this has anything to do with civil service. My take is it will only apply to contractors. Most of them probably already pay more than minimum wage, but there are some contractors that do very low skill work, like mowing lawns.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 4:42:36 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Perdogg

see here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3116518/posts


9 posted on 01/28/2014 4:44:00 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: Perdogg

It’s easy to look generous when it’s with other people’s money.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 4:44:28 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Perdogg

We have a system of checks and balances, yet nothing is being done to check the dictator. This once great nation is in a shambles thanks to so many corrupt politicians.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 4:47:37 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: Perdogg

So the UNIONS can say this satisfies their ‘minimum wage increase’ triggers and auto-increases their pay too?


12 posted on 01/28/2014 4:57:12 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Perdogg

How many federal contractors get minimum wage?


13 posted on 01/28/2014 4:57:31 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Perdogg

OK so if Boehner won’t impeach Obama for not doing his job, lets impeach Boehner for not doing his job...


14 posted on 01/28/2014 4:58:44 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

Bingo!!!


15 posted on 01/28/2014 5:00:18 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: kenmcg

At some point, we should all blame the GOP for not even trying to stop this.

They are worthless.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 5:01:50 AM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Perdogg

If there were only a way to ensure that he didn’t get more money to pay for it...

And just as a reminder, the principal reason Demolshoviks raise the minimu wage has nothing to do with minimum wage earners. It is because union contracts are often tied to minimum wage, i.e. “Painters will receive 2.4 x the Federal minimum wage.”


17 posted on 01/28/2014 5:02:28 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Perdogg

and then he will hire only his cronies


18 posted on 01/28/2014 5:04:24 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Perdogg

He’s very generous with our money. Smart government ensuring it pays more than necessary for everything.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 5:07:53 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Perdogg

He’s very generous with our money. Smart government ensuring it pays more than necessary for everything.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 5:07:53 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: CitizenUSA

It’s within his authority to not have the executive branch sign contracts where people will get paid less than a certain amount. It’s not within his authority to change the federal minimum wage, and engage all the legal repercussions of violating that. It also shouldn’t invoke the wage multipliers.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 5:17:49 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Perdogg

Damn, I was hoping for $100/hour. I’m not in dollars, and would be delighted to pay off my debts with really, really cheap dollars.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 5:19:06 AM PST by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: Perdogg

Santa will be leaving more taxpayer dollars in union stockings, as people across the nation suffer. Disgusting.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 5:20:27 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Perdogg

Awful generous with “our” money!


24 posted on 01/28/2014 5:20:30 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Perdogg
THE DEAR LEADER HAS ISSUED ANOTHER DECREE!!!

"Thank you thank you Dear Leader for being most merciful! Thank you Dear Leader for your blessing! Thank you Dear Leader for boosting our rice rations to 2 handfuls a month instead of one!"


25 posted on 01/28/2014 5:21:11 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: TexasCajun

Like the GOP will do that. Dream on friend. There will sooner be a female Pope.


26 posted on 01/28/2014 5:23:05 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: kenmcg

I don’t blame Obama, I blame the RINO party directly. Obama is a crazed Marxist, terror supporting, America hating, constitution shredding, foreign born, twice unconstitutionally elected, homosexual drug taking psychopathic POTUS. You’re always going to have those kinds of people. But the reason he is getting away with it is because the RINO party does absolutely nothing. As you said, they are completely corrupt, so what we need is a 3rd party ASAP to fight these SOBs.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 5:26:57 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Mr. K

Not a heck of a lot. We’re talking the lower levels of janatorial staff, cafeteria workers, landscape workers.

On potential positive is that this may, probably will, have a negative impact on government employees. Government cafeterias are run very, very lean and the only way that the cafeteria contractors will be able to absorb this will be to raise their prices.

Gov employees will either have to pay the higher prices, or will have to compensate by bringing their lunch or eating elsewhere .... which should invoke a death spiral that puts gov cafeterias out of business. Forcing everyone to eat through other means.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 5:40:50 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

I believe this is a huge deal. Many union contracts are tied to the minimum wage even though the current pay scale is above that level. If minimum wage increases by $1, many with union contracts will go up by $1.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 5:50:40 AM PST by cornfedcowboy
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To: Perdogg

So how many Federal employees actually make minimum wage? In other words, if a tree fell in the woods and no one was around to hear it, would it make a noise?


30 posted on 01/28/2014 5:52:35 AM PST by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: Mr. K
How many federal contractors get minimum wage?

Exactly. This likely affects a few janitors. This is pure symbolism.

31 posted on 01/28/2014 5:52:47 AM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: cornfedcowboy

Are you talking private industry union contracts, public sector union contracts, or both?

This is not a raising of the general minimum wage. It’s an EO that sets a floor on what Federal contractors can pay their employees. I’d be very surprised if any private sector union contracts, or many public sector ones, were ties to the various GSA rate scales ...


32 posted on 01/28/2014 5:55:59 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: CityCenter

Federal employees aren’t impacted by this. Only Federal contractors. And then only a very limited segment of them.


33 posted on 01/28/2014 5:58:12 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Yes, and only for new contracts. This is literally going to impact no one.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 6:01:52 AM PST by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: Perdogg

Legal?


35 posted on 01/28/2014 6:04:05 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Numbers Guy

Not “purely”, but certainly “largely”.

The two categories of people who will take the hit on this are minimum wage Federal contract workers, who will see a loss of jobs, and Federal employees who will see a loss of services and options. Their work areas won’t be cleaned as often, maintence on the facilities they work in will take longer. They’ll have to pay more, or find other options, for meal taken at work.

Show of hands: anyone really have a problem with that? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

Didn’t think so ..


36 posted on 01/28/2014 6:07:47 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: dontreadthis; Jane Long; RitaOK; onyx; Texas Fossil; Cincinatus' Wife; Kaslin; cotton1706; ...

BUMP your Image!

_______________________

IMHO, the STATE OF THE OBAMANATION IRON CURTAIN SPEECH tonight will include the following:

* An increase in Federal Wage Control regulation of increased redistribution of taxpayer wealth to the least skilled workers under Obamanation minimum wage control.

* Approval of the XL Pipeline if the evil Republicans will approve of, for an unspecified time, unlimited redistribution of taxpayer wealth as authorized by US President Valerie Jarrett.

* An increase in the total number of illegal alien invaders from Mexico that will receive an increased redistribution of taxpayer wealth and full voting rights.

* An increase in the redistribution of taxpayer wealth given away to the least qualified high school student loan candidates.

* An increase in the redistribution of taxpayer wealth to fund Republican-caused cost overruns to the following essential Obamanation Iron Curtain Programs:
****Obamacare re-education camp style advertising to the Obama-Youth;
****IRS Harassment of the evil Republican enemies of Obamanation:
****NSA spy on your neighbor;
****Benghazi Cover Up hush money to victim witnesses;
****purchase of teleprompters for all Democrat 2014 Federal Candidates;
****purchase of hollow point small arms ammunition for non-military Federal Bureaus;
****and increased manufacturing of Obamanation Barrycades.

* An increase in the redistribution of taxpayer wealth to pay for the cost of the Air Force One trips required after completion of this State of the Obamanation Iron Curtain Speech.

FORWARD!


37 posted on 01/28/2014 6:10:18 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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38 posted on 01/28/2014 6:11:22 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Perdogg

There are no federal contractors drawing the minimum wage.

Name one.

This is but a ploy to increase the union wages


39 posted on 01/28/2014 6:12:23 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Perdogg
What can be done by Dictate can be undone by Extreme Dictate,
Mohammad Hussian Obama!

Where is BOEHNER?

40 posted on 01/28/2014 6:13:42 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Perdogg




IT IS WAY PAST TIME FOR THIS PARTY TO DISAPPEAR.
41 posted on 01/28/2014 6:16:47 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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42 posted on 01/28/2014 6:22:22 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Perdogg

Lets take the money to pay for this out of Moosechell’s Vacay expenses!


43 posted on 01/28/2014 6:29:13 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Rappini

“I heard Rushbo say that Union contracts are based on the minimum wage.”

More like graft and extortion. The Unions are nothing
more than a socialist political tool. They quit being for
the working man years ago. You want to put the unions back
on the right road, pass a national right to work law and
make them compete with the worthless criminals that hire
wetbacks. But then as slimy as the unions are, they would
just support amnesty and the low life scum that hire them.
So I guess the unions need to be put down, they are to
corrupt to exist. To bad that the workers let themselves
be fooled into it but I guess it was just greed.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 6:29:48 AM PST by Slambat
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To: tanknetter
Government cafeterias are run very, very lean and the only way that the cafeteria contractors will be able to absorb this will be to raise their prices.

Or make the politicians pay a reasonable price!!

45 posted on 01/28/2014 6:42:53 AM PST by ontap
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To: Perdogg
Mao had a pen and a phone as well.And while he was in power the Chinese people (except for the government elite) lived like dogs.
46 posted on 01/28/2014 7:31:58 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: lepton

To which my leftist friends always reply, “Bush did the same thing with all his ‘signing statements’.

If Rand Paul or Ted Cruz ever becomes prez, I hope the first thing he does is rescind all GW’s and BO’s EO’s and SS’s and vow to not use them any more.


47 posted on 01/28/2014 7:39:44 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Perdogg
"Obama to lift minimum wage for federal contractors:..."

.... What a hero of the people ...... Of course the Whitehouse interns don't even work for minimum wage .... they work for free!

48 posted on 01/28/2014 8:03:04 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Perdogg

Good for the unions


49 posted on 01/28/2014 8:10:01 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Perdogg

Too bad he doesn’t really care.

He issued another bene for gubmint workers and left those working in fast food behind


50 posted on 01/28/2014 8:13:26 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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