By Ben Wolfgang
Some analysts say the White House’s proposed changes to workplace overtime rules could cost jobs and carry other negative consequences, but President Obama on Saturday promised that the new system will be “easier for everyone.”
Overtime is the latest issue Mr. Obama has addressed through his executive authority. It’s part of a broader plan to push income inequality and the plight of the poor and middle class into the spotlight ahead of the November midterm elections, as Democrats believe they can win on those issues.
Meanwhile, Republicans also are sticking to their own midterm election strategy — hammer Obamacare.
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In the weekly GOP address, Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio said the law is having an adverse impact on older Americans.
“Because of Obamacare, many seniors enrolled in the popular Medicare Advantage program are paying higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs” he said. “Many are losing access to their physicians. And many more will, unless the president takes action.”
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