Mr. Obama is disgusted that some people earn so much more than others do.  He thinks it is unfair and is doing his best to create more income equality.

Or is he?  Let’s see.

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Thanks to TCF.org

Thanks to TCF.org

In early December last year (2013), speaking of Income Inequality in a speech hosted by the Center for American Progress, a pro-Obama think tank, he said, “I believe this is the defining challenge of our time.”  “It drives everything I do in this office.”  Everything, Mr. President?

Right now, Mr. Obama is backing a Democrat plan (the Harkin-Miller Bill) to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 over two years.  Mr. Obama claims this will allow millions of workers to earn a living wage where they can’t with today’s Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25.  Businesses work by the rule that they can’t pay more for something than it will earn for them.  By passing legislation that will raise the wage by $2.85 per hour, does Mr. Obama think it will magically raise the wage earner’s output value by $2.85 per hour.  The end result will be people will lose jobs and more low input value jobs will go overseas.  Is this how Mr. Obama will meet the “defining challenge of our time?”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that for the month ending November 30, 2013, D.C. had an 8.6% unemployment rate, 47th of 51 areas surveyed (the 50 states and the District).

Is it irony that Washington, D.C. has a higher income inequality than that of any state? (see http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-16.pdf , table 3 – worst in the nation on all three measures of income inequality)

If Mr. Obama is working constantly to overcome income inequality, why does he exempt Congress and Unions from many of the costly requirements of Obamacare?  Why does Obamacare  impose the greatest proportional burden of the cost on young people, a disproportionate number of whom are in the ranks of the poor?

If Mr. Obama really wanted to resolve this “defining challenge of our time” he would do more to lessen the burden on employers so more people could find work.  Is it possible that he continues to foment class warfare to detract from the facts that on his watch the IRS is being used as a political tool, the entire Obamacare roll-out was a disaster, and the NSA is spying on the citizenry?

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