During Barack Obama’s online Google+ hangout session on Friday, fry cook Darnell Summers confronted President Obama after his hours were cut due to Obamacare.
This had to hurt.
National Review reported:
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During a Google Hangout session on Friday, fry cook Darnell Summers told President Obama that his hours were cut due to the Affordable Care Act. “We were broken down to part time to avoid paying health insurance,” he said. Summers explained that he makes $7.25 an hour and has been on strike four times seeking a wage increase. “We can’t survive, it’s not livin’,” he said.
The president responded by urging states to increase the minimum wage. “I am working to encourage states, governors, mayors, state legislators to raise their own minimum wage,” Obama said. “Obviously, the way to reach millions of people would be for Congress to pass a new federal minimum wage law. So far, at least, we have not seen support from Republicans for such a move.”
A Kentucky woman also confronted Obama during the same Google hangout after she lost her insurance and her sick son lost his doctor.