Obama to sign executive order raising minimum wage for federal contractors

President Obama, in the first of potentially many executive actions tied to his State of the Union address, will unilaterally increase the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25, in an effort to build momentum for a minimum wage hike for all Americans. 

The executive order, which had been pushed by progressive Democratic lawmakers, applies to all contractors performing services for the federal government and would affect more than 2 million employees, according to an administration official.

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The president will use Tuesday night's address to press Congress to pass a Democratic plan to increase the federal wage to $10.10 over three years, then indexing it to inflation, while also raising the minimum wage for tipped workers, the official said.

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Is there limits on how many executive orders an out of control president can sign?

Stupid is as stupid does.  Raising minimum wage prohibits negotiating down to worth, resulting in increased unemployment benefits (wealth redistribution), extracted from employees now having to do more work with less people, without getting a raise.  A liberal two-fer if ever there was one...Semper Fi

Good. Let him get more of his voters unemployed because the companies can't afford to pay them.

if you work hard and take responsibility the contractor will raise your wage, to keep you.

World's Greatest Quote that a Communist/ex-Communist, ever said, that is true !!

"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game." …

Vladimir Putin-2013

Federal workers, everyone took it as if it were all workers. No so. But cut the pay of our women and men in the US forces. And lets not cut pay to congress. Bad, bad I say.   

Red diaper baby muslim poser in chief needs to be ousted.  Pathetic scum must go.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!

When is he going to raise social security up to keep up with the cost of living? We old folks have got to live too.

obummer will not allow any raises in social security, anyone over 75, that is not queer or is not a mooslime, we wants dead.

of course, article 1 section 7 of our constitution explicitly states that all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives. So, the President cannot unilaterally raise the minimum wage because that act is a revenue raising act that must originate in the House of Representatives. Yes, even federal wages must originate in in the House, which is the reason there was a fight (use the term loosely) that shut the gov down because Obama insisted on raising the debt ceiling but could not until congress caved, which indeed happened. What Obama did here is blatantly lawless, congress needs to put a stop to it and they can by holding to their principles that revenue raising must originate in the House. You can be sure Obama will now claim that his action now qualifies as the debt of the U.S. and will again insist that congress "pay our bills."

If congress caves again He will have effectively gotten away with it. A valid 2014 campaign conversation must include to impeach for violations of our constitution that he swore to uphold. Further, in article 1 section 9 "No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time."

obummer can and does what-ever George Sorass tells him to do.




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New York's Green Light Law - Allows Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses

New York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges.

Now it is set to take effect this week.

In typical leftist fashion, supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads safer for everyone.

Could it really be about voting?

FOX News reports:

Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails.

Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional.

The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.

Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.

“After waiting 18 years to have their right to drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

County clerks in New York have concerns and are sounding an alarm.

CBS News in Albany reports:

County clerks concerned by loopholes in Green Light law.

Undocumented immigrants now have the green light to get a driver’s license in New York…but several county clerks in the Capital Region are concerned.

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner said, “We found that everything we were concerned about as far as fraud and all sorts of other things are in that bill, in that regulation and we’re very concerned.”

Hayner tells CBS6’s Lynsey Smith there are a few loopholes in the Green Light Law.

Loopholes, such as a person coming in to get their license and not having to provide their social security number.

“That could lead to criminals coming from other states, coming in and use that as a way to defraud by just simply saying they don’t have a social security number…and that’s a very dangerous loophole,” replied Hayner.

Does anyone believe this is going to make New York safer or that this is really about driving?

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