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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    Jeez, I missed the people kneeling down. I better change my vote against the do-nothing jobs jobs jobs RepubliCons quick!

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    By ordering contractors to pay $10.10, that’s clearly an impeachable over-reaching of his authority, and we must trust the House to do the needful. I’m sure there were many more things he ordered unilaterally, but I must have missed them.


    That order is clearly going to have a major, detrimental impact.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Napoleon and Caesar were right too! Just ask them!

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    The GOP wailing that Obama is being “unconstitutional” would carry more weight if they hadn’t pushed through unconstitutional abortion restrictions on the very same day. Obama is a constitutional scholar. What he’s able to do is limited by the non-cooperation of congress, but it’s all perfectly legal.

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    You are so uninformed. The Republican controlled House has sent many bills to the senate for consideration, but the wonderful Harry (the word is out: he doesn’t pay taxes) Reid would not allow any of them to be debated.

  6. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    Each federal contractor is an independent business, and the president cannot dictate what they must pay their employees. Only congress can do that through the minimum wage laws. What the executive branch can do is to refuse to award contracts. So if no company is willing to abide by the dictator’s decree, than no one gets the contract and whatever it is that needs to get done doesn’t. A simple case of corporate disobedience.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Northern Redman

    And that is quite likely to happen. Well stated.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    On the other hand……who among us (diehard conservatives included) would disagree that if one wants something badly enough, and one meets resistance at every attempt to work together, one has to either give up or do it himself? Whether it’s waiting for the roommates to wash their own dishes or waiting for the city to clean up the park across the street from your house…..“if you want the job done right, do it yourself”.

    There ARE limitations, of course. Just because your neighbor sorely needs to be removed from the human race, this does not give you the right to provide your neighborhood with that service.

    It will be fun to see how this plays out. Congress has become quite skilled at immobilizing government legislatively. It’s almost like there’s no fun left in it, they’re so polished. Let’s see how they do with trying to immobilize executive orders. Will our “representatives” have time to do this and still make all those calls begging for money?

  9. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Just because he taught college courses regarding the Constitution does not make him a “Constitutional Scholar.” With his disregard towards the specifics of the Constitution, he is anything but a scholar.


    Things like minimum wage laws, labor laws, and immigration laws all share one thing in common: They are laws. Laws are the Legislative Branch’s Domain, not the Executive’s. Therefor, he cannot dictate from on high any specific change as it pertains to laws.

    His only responsibility to laws once they are passed is that he faithfully execute them, unless they are deemed unconstitutional. And you know who does that? The Judicial Branch. The President does not have the authority, implied or expressed, to pick and choose what laws are to be obeyed, enforced, modified, or ignored. Just because Congress is “doing nothing,” still doesn’t give him the authority vested in another branch.

    The only reason he’s not being impeached or investigated or given any further rebuke is because he has a Democratic majority in the Senate. If that changes in 2014, you can expect things to be changed a lot.

  10. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    How many Federal Workers are making less than $10 per hour? Not Many. This is what ‘Hope and CHANGE’ looks like for 300 million people.

  11. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Each employer can make their own decisions as to whether or not they will be dictated to by the president. I’ve worked for a number of companies in the past that would not submit bids on government contracts when they did not believe agreeing to the requirements and conditions would be in their best interest.

  12. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    I believe he said contractors. As far as government workers, if they work for the executive branch, he can pay them whatever he wants. As long as his total expenditures do not exceed the amount appropriated by congress.

  13. oldtruck66

    oldtruck66 said, about 1 year ago

    The David-Bacon act requires government contractors to pay a higher wage than other workers.

  14. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    @oldtruck66

    Not really. They just can’t pay less than the local wage for similar work, and it applies only to construction type work.

    http://www.dol.gov/whd/govcontracts/dbra.htm

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    ^^It’s “Davis-Bacon”, and it sets government job wages as those prevailing in the industry and region, not “higher than other workers”.

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