Why Does Obama Hate Minimum Wage Workers?

If raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would bring all that painless prosperity, why not raise it to $50 an hour?

Why does Obama hate minimum wage employees?

Seriously – I want someone to explain to me how a small minimum wage increase is good but a big increase would be bad. Why is $10.10 “just right”?

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50 Responses to Why Does Obama Hate Minimum Wage Workers?

  1. There is a good and valiid reason to raise minimum wages to that level. Unfortunately, you are not genius enough to comprehend the nuances involved, and if you did, would need to be disposed of.

  2. Propertius says:

    Elites are elites for a reason, Klown. Don’t concern yourself with weighty matters far above your pay grade.

  3. Somebody says:

    I thought the “living wage” was higher than that, aren’t the fast food workers demanding $15 or $20 an hour something like that? Their dear leader has failed them again.

    Although implementing just over a 39% increase in the minimum wage would certainly set off inflation; which in the grand scheme of things may be the plan……..inflate the debt away.

    • Constance says:

      My little Obot with her fresh and hard earned engineering degree who can only find a part time, no benefits internship continuation for $14. and hour was absolutely insulted that fast food workers and bag boys and hotel maids should make more than she is being offered.

  4. Constance says:

    Well this wage inflation sounds like a way to crank up inflation in the economy so that would devalue the debt the government owes(as well as everything else we own) so it must have something to do with how much they want the debt devalued by. I mean surly the elites wouldn’t grab a random number out of their asses?!

    • Somebody says:

      GMTA Constance see my post above yours. We must have posted the same thoughts at the same time!

    • Propertius says:

      Yeah, but wage inflation will also increase interest rates – which would probably counter any such effect. Of course, they’re not capable of thinking that far ahead.

      • increasing the mw is a payback to unions. Many private sector union contracts are based on $X.XX over a mw floor, ergo raises for jillions of other, unmentioned workers – for which unions get the credit and a share. It’s basic politics.

        • Mary says:

          Did you know that all those people demonstrating outside WalMart aren’t even WalMart employees? They’re union members being PAID to demonstrate for that minimum wage increase.

  5. driguana says:

    Because it makes cents, that’s why!!!

  6. Propertius says:

    Government by Twitter????


    On a more serious note:
    the reasoning seems to be that that amount would match the peak purchasing power of the minimum wage, which was hit in 1968. See:

    Click to access minimum-wage_1938-2013.pdf

    Whether that’s a reasonable thing to want to do, or what its consequences (good or bad) might be, would require more than 140 characters to discuss.

    For example: putting money in the hands of people at the low end of the income spectrum tends to stimulate the economy more than injecting into the economy by other means (such as “quantitative easing” or tax cuts), because poor people tend to spend nearly all of their income (they have to, just in order to get by). If you’re trying to pump up the economy (which is still in awful shape), then that’s probably what you want to do. Of course, raising the minimum wage doesn’t do that, because it doesn’t actually pump any more money into the private sector at all. It just increases the cost of private employment.

    A real, New Deal-style public employment program would be a different matter, but Obama won’t support that (anymore than he’ll safeguard social security or Medicare), because he’s not really a Democrat.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Fast food is edging closer to automation anyhow, there will be less jobs. Applebees is also getting ready to install computer thingys at every table where you just push the buttons to order and re-order, then your food is delivered to your table. That’s gotta hurt the wait staff numbers in the future.

    Not sure about 10.10, but if fast food goes up to 15-20/hr, there go the entry level jobs and the end of the $1 specials.

  8. The Klown says:
  9. helenk3 says:

    most important announcement today

    House of Cards returns to Netflix on 2-14-2014

    all is well

  10. The fastest way to jumpstart the economy, if indeed anyone ever really wanted to do THAT, would be to cut the MW by a third. And reduce EBT benefits the same. The true unemployment rate would go back to ‘normal’ within nine months. But that would not benefit progs, so ain’t gonna happen.

  11. gumsnapper says:

    What is strange is the 10 cents added on. Why not ten dollars rather than $10.10? And don’t tell me it’s some kind of detailed calculation that was intelligently projected. Not after that clusterschtup of an ACA website was launched. These people are incapable of cogent and discerning foresight.

  12. Constance says:

    I don’t support a high minimum wage. Kids need jobs and between the high minimum wage and the illegal immigrant amnesty programs every ten years it is really hard for kids to find work. They don’t need to make enough to support a household just enough for school clothes and movies or whatever they find entertaining. They learn how to work and they aren’t getting in trouble while they are working. So if kids sleep 10 hours a day, go to school 6 hours a day and work 4 hours a day that only leaves a max of 4 hours a day to get in trouble and that is a benefit to all of society.

  13. helenk3 says:


    backtrack turned down an offer to build obamacare website for free. guess it was more important for mooches friends to make a bundle off the American taxpayer

    • gumsnapper says:

      Why do free when you can do crony corporatism? Tit for tat and all that. What’s noteworthy is how shameless they are, how blatant. Well, they know the media will cover and shill for them. The MSFM are their enablers.

    • Constance says:

      Well you know, a free web site might have sucked…you get what you pay for right? Well maybe not in the case of Obamacare.

  14. gumsnapper says:

    So who here is weeping large salty tears over the ouster of Bash-her? I love the bullsh*t song and dance of his “resigning” rather than being fired and his boss’s faux exculpatory praise at his leave-taking. How easily he and his former handlers lie and spin.

    • The Klown says:

      Bashir was just being a good Nazi. Blaming him is like blaming the guards at Auschwitz for the Holocaust. Yeah, they were guilty as hell, but they weren’t the ones who were really in charge.

  15. helenk3 says:

    it used to be that the fast food jobs went to kids earn spending money or help with college tuition .Now with the economy and job situation more people with families are taking the jobs because there are no other jobs out there. Instead of raising the minimum wage try creating jobs with a living wage.

    I can remember when kids used to pump gas to earn money. those jobs are long gone except in NJ and Oregon.

  16. helenk3 says:


    OH OH the race card got trumped.
    white college students file hostile workplace environment lawsuit against professor due to her racial screeds

  17. helenk3 says:

    Megan Kelly just dropped another bombshell on obamacare.
    those who got on to the website and think they are covered many are not. will not know until they go to use the insurance

    going to give insurance companies hard copies of lists to check to see if they match

    when the video becomes available it is a must see

  18. The Klown says:

    Guess who?

    What Obama needs right now more than ever is a turnaround artist. Ideally, he would find someone with executive experience and bipartisan bona fides, someone experienced in the health policy space, who understands how these complicated exchanges are supposed to work. He needs someone with serious management experience and corporate consulting acumen, who’s dealt with a prominent national project while in the public eye, who’s completed a significant Olympic-sized undertaking under the pressure of a hard timeline. He needs someone with no future ambitions or plans to run for office again, a true non-ideological technocrat, someone who won’t manipulate a bureaucratic undertaking toward personal or political ends, but is just interested in solutions, in making things work.

    It might even help if this person was a bit cutthroat, a tad robotic, with that special type of smiling harshness – someone who can slash the deadwood from a project, prioritize what needs doing and who can do it, and who won’t hesitate for one second to fire people who deserve it. If you’re talking about the perfect candidate, it’d be someone who actually liked firing people, who relishes it, and didn’t really give a damn who didn’t like him for it.

  19. helenk3 says:


    now I know all will be happy to know this.

    this weekend the backtrack bunch finalized the obamacare tax.

    now your information may not be safe after you log on, but they know how much they will tax you

  20. The Klown says:

    I thought the funny smell was mothballs.

  21. The Klown says:

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