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Obama Deals Class Warfare Card and Calls for Minimum Wage Hike

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Desperate to change the debate from the implosion of ObamaCare, his signature policy accomplishment that is wildly unpopular, President Obama went into his progressive bag of tricks and pulled out the class warfare card.

Speaking at the left-wing policy group, Center for American Progress, Obama addressed the growing income gap between wealthy and poor Americans.

Instead of presenting new ideas to stimulate the economy and grow middle class jobs in an effort to close the income gap, Obama called for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour.

From CNN:

The idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on Earth is heartbreaking enough, but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty, because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us,” Obama said during his remarks.

To combat the chasm between haves and have-nots, Obama called for a hike in the federal minimum wage, saying an increase is a good step for families and the economy as a whole.

Naturally, Obama ducked any responsibility for the income gap between Americans and he failed to mention that under his watch household incomes fell by 4 percent since June 2009 – the end of the last recession.

According to Sentier Research’s Household Income Trends Series: September 2013:

The September 2013 median income of $52,529 was 4.0 percent lower than the median of $54,712 in June 2009, the end of the recent recession and beginning of the “economic recovery.”

Disturbingly, Obama’s progressive solutions are only going to make matters worse especially for small businesses that are already cutting worker’s hours to avoid ObamaCare mandates.

A minimum wage hike will discourage employers from hiring entry level workers and lead to job losses because small businesses can’t afford additional labor costs.

Obama’s entire economic policy is a disaster and his “solutions” will cause more harm than good.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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