Weak: Obama’s Minimum Wage Executive Order Only For New Employees
Via Fox News:
. . .The new executive order affects only future contracts, not existing ones, and would only apply to contract renewals if other terms of the agreement changed. As a result, the order would benefit far fewer workers than the number foreseen by advocates of federal contract employees.
In December, Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., co-chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, wrote the president urging him to take the “bold step” of signing an executive order to increase wages for federal contractors,GovExec.com reported.
At the time, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney issued a lukewarm response when asked about the lawmakers’ request, according to the report. . .
I can't wait to see the actual text of this order. If a big contractor with the government outsources their minimum wage jobs, are those jobs included under the order? How exactly would that get audited? This is the same government that couldn't pick a contractor to build a website, but now they'll police hundreds of thousands of wages? Not likely.
The president has a history of making a big deal out of his "Executive Actions, " while, in truth, they don't do much. For example, what, if anything, has the president's dictates on guns accomplished? This is all for show.
- Greg Pollowitz