Organizing for Action (OFA), President Obama’s “public relations” non-profit has aired a propaganda piece in support of the new scheme to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour for federal employees only.
OFA stated: “It’s time to give America a raise. The yearly salary for a full-time minimum wage worker is just $14,500 — well below the poverty threshold for a family of four. And because 60 percent of minimum-wage workers are women, an increase would mean a raise for 15 million women. That’s why President Obama is urging Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.”
The commercial includes people who are befitting the demographic OFA is trying to capture. The plot line shows a manufacturing worker, a maid, a fast food employee – all in the name of correctly marketing to the groups Obama wishes to speak to.
The narrator says: “It’s harder than it should be to raise a family, [and] save for retirement. So President Obama is urging Congress to give America a raise. His plan raises the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and requires equal pay for women to boost family incomes.”
In 2013, Obama created OFA to coerce the American populace to support his agendas.
Through local chapters strategically placed throughout the country, OFA will train volunteers to rally their local elected officials and state senate leaders to back Obama’s push for certain legislation; such as gun control laws, public education, Obamacare, environmental issues, renewable sources of energy and immigration reform.
OFA is focused on “organizing for Action will support the legislative agenda we voted on, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our communities.”
Jim Messina, chair of OFA and former 2012 campaign manager, explains: “We’ll work on the key battles of our generation, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our own communities. We’ll continue to support the President in creating jobs and growing the economy from the middle out, and in fighting for issues like immigration reform, climate change, balanced deficit reduction, and reducing gun violence.”
In the 2014 State of the Union Address (SOTU), the president said: “In the coming weeks, I will issue an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay their federally-funded employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour – because if you cook our troops’ meals or wash their dishes, you shouldn’t have to live in poverty.”
This group is easily moved into assumed service-orientated work to the benefit of those who own the corporations providing employment to the “new middle class”.
In order to ensure that Americans remain dependent on the federal government for financial subsidies, Obama suggested that there be an expansion of the earned-income credit to include childless employees.
The president admonished Congress to take their claim to be concerned about ending poverty and inequality in America by joining forces and jumping onto Obama’s agendas.
Last month, Obama outlined outlined Promise Zones (PZ), which are cities across the nation that need the federal government’s assistance in economic recovery.
Local governments in the PZs will partner with the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Energy (DoE) and as an aspect of this federal investment into creating a properly funded workforce who has access to governmentally-controlled training, educational advantages and injections of monies from contracted corporations provided by the current administration.
Trade for the financial backing, the local governments will be made to report to appointed regulators and 3rd party experts predetermined to participate in these projects to maintain directed control over their growth and expansion.
Obama named cities such as San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Kentucky and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as examples to extreme poverty that necessitates targeting by the current administration.
The president promised to focus on enabling the economies of these cities to become the priority of the federal government.
The purpose of PZs have been explained as a way to “spark new innovative efforts to grow the economy, empower new leaders and support families.”
Rural areas in Oklahoma and Kentucky are being handed over to corporations that are tasked with leading projects to boost state economies “to make [them] more resilient.”