WASHINGTON — In a patented sideshow and distraction from the failures of ObamaCare, Democrats are pushing for raising the minimum wage for low-skilled American workers in the fast-food industry.
Reuters reported that Democrats feel that a “long shot” push to raise the minimum wage could help their 2014 midterm election prospects and could sidestep the fiasco that is ObamaCare.
ObamaCare has pushed Democrats’ poll numbers down, but not as bad as Obama’s job approval rating. Obama’s current job approval rating equals that of George W. Bush’s second term, with a rating of 39%. It was the lowest approval rating for Obama in his two terms in office.
Obama even had to hedge an answer on whether his “if you like it, you can keep it” pledge was the “lie of the year” at a recent press conference. CNN’s John King said Obama was “0 for 2013” due to ObamaCare and even Chris Matthews said Obama was the biggest political loser of this past year.
Democrats worry that ObamaCare could turn the Senate to the Republicans’ favor in 2014, as embattled Senators Mary Landrieu, Mark Pryor and Jeanne Shaheen are fighting for re-election in their states.
Obama, in his previous State of the Union address, pushed for a $10.10 minimum wage, but that was another unfulfilled promise of the administration much like the BRAIN initiative.
Reuters even said the following, summarizing the words of Democratic analysts and strategists:
Focusing on an apparently quixotic effort to raise the minimum wage in 2014 allows the president to show support for working people and could help Democratic candidates change the subject from the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Whose side is Reuters on?