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Does Obama Hate the Poor?

Will352 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 2:54 PM
perhaps. Ending lifetime perks and exemptions would also go a long way. They are not too high and mighty to live with the same laws and regs they pass for the rest of us to follow.

Of course President Obama does not hate poor people, nor does the most avid tea partier. Few (if any) policies are intended to harm the poor; in fact, most policies are intended help the poor. Unfortunately, good intentions do not always equal good results; such is the case with minimum wage.

Obama claims simply raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour “could mean the difference between groceries or the food bank, rent or eviction, scraping by or finally getting ahead.”

It’s not that simple, though.

“In the real world, setting a floor under the price of labor creates...