Obama gets a Reuben sandwich, with a side of 500K lost jobs


By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential

Last week, President Barack Obama visited Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor in a self-professed politically motivated press stop.

The president is pushing to raise the national minimum wage. Zingerman’s co-owner, Paul Saginaw, went to Washington, D.C., in January to lobby for an increased minimum wage.

So what was reported about the president’s visit to Ann Arbor?

Paragraphs of detail on the $14 Reuben sandwich the president ate.

What wasn’t reported?

That the reason for the visit — to promote increasing the minimum wage — will reportedly result in the loss of around 500,000 jobs, according to a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.