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  •  why doesnt the president start (1+ / 0-)
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    by mandating all low paid govt contractors are required to make x amount an hour. There is precedent here, so why hasnt he done it?

     He could help millions of people all by himself, but yet... nothing.. I guess worrying about how republicans will spin it is to much risk?

    Im tired of all this talk, how about they start walking the walk.

     He is a second term president, never to run for election again.. whats he afraid of?

    •  Executive min. wage increase? (1+ / 0-)
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      There is this idea that the minimum wage at gov't-owned areas should be raised (such as the McDonald's at the Smithsonian) and that that could be a first step.

    •  Obama needs to get off his ass... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...and sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers whose jobs are linked to federal contracts.

      This can be folded into the federal minimum wage law at a later date. There is no good policy or political reason to wait.

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