Reich has some great glosses on this long-awaited speech from our President. It sounds like Obama is pinning his hopes of the Paycheck Party electing him President next term, instead of the Democrats or Republicans. This is the most pro-Paycheck Party speech he’s ever made, and if he has any sense, he’ll start hinting around about the power of the Minimum Laws to make these changes happen right here in America at last.
The Minimum Severance Pay law first, to keep them from firing us without consequences. The Minimum Wage hike, to make the jobs we take between jobs bring us enough money to survive. The Minimum Vacation Law, to make them hire more workers instantly, because they will need them whether they like it or not.
A guy could win an election by supporting the Minimum Vacation law alone. What else do we need done to make this happen in the next four years?