Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Watch the money .... and your back

It is funny how clear a person's priorities can be seen - or what is or is not important displayed - by what they decide to spend their political or monetary capital on.

Under budgetary stress and need to save some money? Well, of course; we need to cut back on retirement pay of the military. That way, the government can help control per-employee costs. The Commander in Chief is willing to call on his military to lead in that sacrifice as an example to help lead other government employees to make sacrifices too. Right?

Errr ...
President Obama will announce in the State of the Union address Tuesday that he will use his executive power to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers on new government contracts, fulfilling a top demand by liberal lawmakers and groups, according to a White House document.
“Hardworking Americans — including janitors and construction workers — working on new federal contracts will benefit from the Executive Order (EO),” the White House said in a statement. “Some examples of the hardworking people who would benefit from an EO include military base workers who wash dishes, serve food and do laundry.”
Yes, the sincerity. I can just feel its warm embrace.

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