Who said Obama can’t walk and chew gum at the same time? Showing not even an international crisis can stop him from his number one priority, the campaigner-in-chief hits the road today to once again bash his real enemies, the Republicans, by pushing for a minimum wage increase before slinking off to some lavish fundraisers in Boston.
President Obama will head to Connecticut on Wednesday to push his proposal to hike the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, even as Democratic lawmakers admit the plan faces a steep climb in the Republican-controlled House.
Obama will speak at Central Connecticut State University ahead of a fundraising swing through Boston for a pair of fundraisers benefiting the Democratic National Committee. Democratic Govs. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Peter Shumlin of Vermont and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent, are all expected to appear at the minimum wage event.
White House economic adviser Gene Sperling said Tuesday that Obama’s plan was “just about economic common sense” and would boost the economy overall by increasing demand from the lowest-earning workers.
Connecticut is one of six states which has moved to raise the minimum wage since Obama called on Congress to up the $7.25 per hour rate earlier this year.
Higher wages are meaningless when there aren’t any jobs thanks primarily to this moron.