John Boehner: Obama Helping 'Close to Zero' People

House speaker criticizes the president's idea to bypass Congress to increase federal contract workers' minimum wage.
3:00 | 01/28/14

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I suspect the president has the authorities do. To raise the minimum wage for those -- give -- -- federal -- -- understand -- This affects not one current contract. It only affects future. -- of the federal government. That's all I think your question is how many people Mr. President will this. Executive action actually -- I suspect -- -- summer was -- When it comes through federal minimum wage was nice to be -- -- When you raise the cost of something you get less of and we know from increases -- minimum wage and perhaps. That hundreds of thousands. Of low income Americans. Have lost their jobs. And so the very people the president was forced to help the ones who urgently get hurt by this. And you look at African Americans and Hispanics. They're the people who never have a chance. It's it's bad policy. And it won't hurt the very people. Reports from my house Republicans will continue to look closely. Whether the president is faithfully executing the laws as he took an oath to do. I think. Jim of the federal contracts in the minimum wage is only has the authority to do that. But we're gonna watch very close. Because. There's -- constitution would also removed. Including no. And follow the constitution. Is the basis. For our republic and we should --

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