President Barack Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal workers to $10.10 per hour today. In so doing, the President recalled why he is a Democrat, referring to the Democratic Party's long held tradition of defending the rights and aspirations of average Americans. Both President Obama and Vice-President Biden were on hand for the signing, which took place at a resort outside Washington, D.C., according to ABC News, Feb. 14, 2014.
The President complimented the Democrats who were on hand for the event, explaining that he's proud of them for standing up for low income workers:
"....it reminded me of why I’m so proud of this caucus because you’re standing up” on behalf of low-wage earners."
The President went on to explain to the audience on hand that because they stick together, the country is very "thankful" and "proud." The President then credited these hard working Democrats for the vote to increase the national debt limit by Congress.
The President then flew to California's Central Valley to inspect farmland hit particularly hard by the hardest drought ever to hit America's number one farm state. During this visit, the President promised over $200 million in aid to assist cattle ranchers and other farmers who are unable to farm as usual because of the intense drought.