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I’ll act on my own

Jan 29, 2014, 3:56 AM | Updated: 4:44 am

In case you missed it, which contractually I was unable to do, another State of the Union came and went. If you were so lucky enough to miss the speech, allow me to catch you up.

Blah, blah, blah — more promises we have to keep track of.

President Obama spent a lot of time talking about the economy, creating new jobs, closing corporate loopholes in order to keep more jobs at home and investing in alternative energy and research. He also indicated that we need to do more to spur small businesses and give more people access to good jobs.

I can’t help but wonder how Obamacare keeps him from achieving these admirable goals.

The president wants to increase the minimum wage for workers employed by federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10. What he didn’t highlight was the fact that it would only apply for those working under new or renewed contracts, reportedly representing approximately 11 percent of that group of workers.

President Obama also announced that climate change is a fact. I didn’t know he moonlighted as a scientist and meteorologist. Nice to know.

I could keep going, as there was so much more included in the president’s State of the Union address, but none of it matters. The most concerning part of Obama’s speech was when he said, “I’ll act on my own.”

Though he didn’t clarify what he meant, it is safe to assume this is no idle threat. He issued the Senate and Congress their marching orders and put them on notice that he will act without them.

What does this mean to our country, what does it mean to the Constitution and what can he actually do via executive order?

It’s apparent that he plans to take the executive order car out for a spin. It’ll be interesting to see how fast it will go. This will be the story line for 2014.

Mike & Winey can be heard every Saturday afternoon from 12 to 3 p.m. on 92.3 KTAR. Join us on Facebook.

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