The new House Republican budget plan is a replay of 2012 campaign themes, he said, "like that movie 'Groundhog Day,' except it's not funny."
If Republican policies were a sandwich, Obama went on, it'd be the "meanwich." He later compared opponents to raising the federal minimum wage to people who yell at kids, "Get off my lawn!"
"They're not necessarily cold-hearted," Obama said, "they just sincerely believe that if we give more tax breaks to a fortunate few and we invest less in the middle class … then somehow the economy will boom, and jobs and prosperity will trickle down to everybody."
The edgy speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor showed Obama in campaign mode, focused on 2014 congressional elections and on keeping the
A day after announcing that more than 7.1 million people had signed up for healthcare during the first enrollment period under the
Republicans were prepared with their response. They point to analysis by economists who say the president's plan to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 would kill jobs.
“The president’s plan would increase costs for consumers and eliminate jobs for those who need them most,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker