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Dem. Rep. Keith Ellison demands Obama raise minimum wage by executive order

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While speaking at a "Fast Food Forward" protest Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., demanded Barack Obama bypass Congress and raise the minimum wage by executive order, CNS News reported Friday.

He told the crowd he sent a letter to Obama Wednesday demanding the president rule like a dictator on the minimum wage.

"We in Congress will try to raise the minimum wage. We got opponents on the other side of the aisle who say that there shouldn't be no minimum wage. So, we are in difficulty fighting these guys," he told the crowd.

"But, we know, at the executive level, an executive order can change the situation. We demand it, right now. Mr. President, sign the executive order. We demand this federal worker work reform, federal contractors. Give the pay raise, the livable, fair wage. Let's do it now. I gave him a letter to this effect, yesterday," he added.

"Sign the executive order," the crowd chanted as Ellison walked off the stage.

The protests, Andrew Marcus said at the Gateway Pundit, were largely made up of SEIU members, unpaid interns, and paid unemployed people.

According to Marcus, they failed to attract meaningful numbers in any of their locations.

In response to the largely astroturf protest, an article at Townhall called for a "Fast Food Thursday," encouraging people to support the industry by eating fast food.

Conservative pundit Dana Loesch tweeted a picture of herself eating a hamburger which, Marcus said, prompted one liberal to wish her dead.

"Hopefully she'll choke," one person wrote.

It's not the first time progressives have demanded Obama bypass Congress and unilaterally rule like a dictator on the issue of the minimum wage.

As we reported Friday, liberals in Congress are prepared to ignore the Constitution while allowing Obama to dictate the minimum wage and other issues, and it seems they're prepared to engage in whatever tactics they feel are necessary to get the job done.



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