Obama Blasts Republicans During SOTU and Dares Them To Try Living On Minimum Wage

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President Obama went beyond calling for the minimum wage to be increased by daring Republicans who think that people can live on the minimum wage to try it.

The president said:

Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages. That’s why this Congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work. Really. It’s 2015. It’s time. We still need to make sure employees get the overtime they’ve earned. And to everyone in this Congress who still refuses to raise the minimum wage, I say this: If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, go try it. If not, vote to give millions of the hardest-working people in America a raise.

In previous speeches, the president has called for the minimum wage to be increased, but tonight his tone was different. The president saw minimum wage increases pass all across the country in 2014. He knows that the American people support increasing the minimum. The president also understands that the Republican arguments against raising the minimum wage are bogus.

President Obama’s remarks were an example of the aggressiveness that he is demonstrating. A rising economy and increasing approval ratings are giving this president a lot of muscle. The president is only highlighting differences. He is calling out Republican hypocrisies and bad policies. If Republicans think the minimum wage is so great, they should try living on it.

The president isn’t just standing up for ordinary Americans. He is taking the fight to Koch fueled Republican oligarchs on the country’s largest political stage.

5 Replies to “Obama Blasts Republicans During SOTU and Dares Them To Try Living On Minimum Wage”

  1. I am totally in agreement with President Obama. He’s absolutely correct. And republicans see selfish and jerks. They never could live on less then 100,000 dollars. Probably less than 200,000 thousand. They don’t care about Average Americans. They only care about themselves. They would never allow their children to go to war. Selfish,Greedy people sit in a Republican seat. They should be abolished for all the homeless people they have created. Scum. They are the scum of this country.They have made this country an embarrassment to the world. Held us back,in education,in health.Housing,food.and much more.

  2. I think president Obama is a Kenyan closet Muslim who is out to destroy this country. The State of the Union is we now have 6 States with more people living on entitlements than working. How long do you expect that to keep working?

    Who is going to pay for this all new FREE college?

    Only a progressive liberal idiot would see anything to come out of this man’s mouth as a good thing.

    He validated the old adage of TAX AND SPEND DEMOCRATS!

  3. Conservative Mark: Spoken like a true goofball idiot conservative.

    The s*hit that comes out of Republicans like you are so off the wall and foolish it is almost impossible to digest as intelligent talk. Usually you guys start of by demeaning the President with your usual vile name calling. (Everything in the book you disgusting people have called him) but guess what? He is a better man than all of you. Point in fact. No matter what you think he has done MORE for the country than Reagan AND Bush. So, sleep on that and wake up KNOWING something for a change.

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