Government by Executive Order

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Obama intends to raise the minimum wage for workers under federal contracts to $10.10 per hour via executive order. I don’t know why he feels that he can’t get the votes in Congress to raise the minimum wage. The HP article points out that it hasn’t been raised since 2009, ” after the last of a series of increases signed into law by then-President George W. Bush.” In spite of their libertarian rhetoric and opposition to raising the minimum wage when a Democrat is in the White House, Republicans have no philosophical objection to minimum wage laws, as I mention here and here.

10:20 am on January 28, 2014