In what will no doubt be the first of many State of the Union plans to get shot down, Obama's call to raise the minimum wage has met with a flat N.O. from House Speaker John Boehner.
"Listen, when people are asking the question 'Where are the jobs?' why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people?" Boehner told Politico. "I've got 11 brothers and sisters on every rung of the economic ladder. I know about this issue as much as anybody in this town."
"What happens when you take the rungs away on the economic ladder, you make it harder for people to get on the ladder," the Speaker said. "Our goal is to get people on the ladder and help them climb that ladder so they can live the American dream."