by B. Christopher Agee, Western Journalism:
It has been widely reported that a key aspect of Barack Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address will be income inequality. By stoking animosity among the various economic classes, fewer eyes will be on the fiscal disaster his administration has caused.
Building on his established reputation as an imperial president, Obama is expected to announce his latest decree during Tuesday night’s speech: a nearly 40 percent spike in the minimum wage for federal contract employees.
The current hourly floor of $7.25 will soon jump to $10.10, according to White House sources.
A recent statement indicates the goal is to “lower turnover and increase morale,” though no mention was made of the financial impact such an unwarranted, universal raise would cause among the taxpayers forced to foot the bill.
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