As promised, President Obama signed an executive order today raising the minimum wage for employees of federal government contractors from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.
But that increase won’t show up in actual paychecks any time soon. First, the increase doesn’t even take effect until January 1, 2015. Second, it will take three to five years to be fully implemented as contracts get renewed.
First silence, then incoherence. After initially having no response to President Obama’s new policy of not deporting illegal aliens who came here as children, Mitt said this to reporters covering his bus tour:
“I think the action that the president took today makes it more difficult to reach a long-term solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short-term matter. It can be reversed by subsequent presidents.”
I’m not seeing the causal connection Mitt does. It sounds like word salad you’d get from Sarah Palin. Silence is better than a dumb, incoherent, illogical response.