Tuesday, January 28, 2014

GOPers Saying "No" To Working Poor

Republicans threaten legal action over Obama minimum wage hike plan | World news | theguardian.com:

Republicans concede they cannot stop Barack Obama’s plan to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers but have warned the president they would fight his attempts to circumvent Congress with further executive action in his state of the union speech.

The president is due to announce an increase to $10.10 an hour for new contracts as an attempt to encourage other employers to follow suit, and the symbolic measure amounts to an acknowledgement by the White House that binding national legislation is highly unlikely to pass the GOP-dominated House of Representatives...

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