Raw Story on Thom Hartmann: Why is Obama unveiling his ‘grand bargain’ at an Amazon warehouse?
Raw Story Managing Editor Kay Steiger appeared on RT’s “The Thom Hartmann Show” to talk about President Barack Obama’s “grand bargain,” in which he offers to trade middle-class investments like raising the minimum wage, boosting American infrastructure and closing overseas tax loopholes for a lower corporate tax rate.
But why is Obama announcing this plan at an Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where workers make just $11 an hour? In Tennessee, a living wage for a working mom and her child would be more like $18 an hour. Is this the future of the American economy for Obama?
Watch the videos, broadcast on RT on July 30.