1. A seven letter word for dipshit
Remember how weird Bobby Jindal was in the same circumstance?
This is the quote to remember every time a Republican asserts his working-class bona fides -- his job in the family tavern, his immigrant parents, his time flipping burgers as a child -- and attempts to demonstrate, once again, that trickle-down economics and supply-side unicorn farming are really done for the folks. John Boehner believes if you pay someone nine bucks an hour, instead of seven, you make it harder for them to rise in society. Low wages are a form of moral correction.
Truly, though, the president had to know he was throwing long into double-coverage on this one. The minimum wage is one of those issues that politicians -- most, but no means all, of them Republicans -- hate. It is enormously popular out in the country; it prevails with regularity at the state level. But the people who purchase Congresses hate it like they hate a valet who's late with the car. And since the country's real owners don't like it, the idea that anything would happen at the federal level is a longshot at best.
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