But other rather controversial executive orders might be fine, if you agreed with them? (I'm thinking something like capping stem cell research or something)
If you had just said that you disagreed with this policy, I probably wouldn't have a problem with it. But it was the non-elaborated "worst president ever" comment thrown in here...with no other argument given...followed by a dictator/far-reaching rebuttal that really irks me.
I really dislike the portrayal of Obama issuing out an exectuive order as something shocking and atrocious. Its hypocritical and shouldn't be commented on unless you can really support it with facts, which would require pointing out how judiciously previous presidents issued all of their EO's.
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As for the actual policy...i actually had no idea that a limit like this existed.
Was it mentioned how the actual limit numbers were or are determined? THe concept is a bit fascinating to me. Everyone who works overtime is working their butts off....how does one determine what type of job is worthy of pay vs working overtime for free?
If the point is "They are working and hard and deserve to get paid for working extra hard" how does that only apply to a certain salary level?
I'm not saying i can't be convince that this is a sound policy to begin with, but i really need to understand it more.
My guess is if it does anything, it would simply prevent a mcdonald's supervisor fromm getting a lot of OT hours. One might say "Well thats great! Then they aren't being abused and overwrorked" But then i would ask why should a McDonald's supervisor not be overworked, but its okay for a computer programmer to be overworked?
I don't know...i need to think about this more. I think any cutoff based on salary will feel rather arbitrary to me unless someone shows me how its not. I don't like "abritrary-ness" lol
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When in reality you disagree about raising an existing limit and the idea of Executive Orders in general which the latter has nothing to do with Obama himself.
I feel like its just building a straw man case against Obama to say "He's the worst presient ever!!!" and get that worked up over something that really...when it comes to presidential decisions, this is not worth such outstanding comments. If you are going to convince yourself that he is the worst president ever, do it objectively. This just...how can you argue that this issue stands out as something that contributes to 'the worst presidency'
If someone writes a book about the worst president ever...whoever that president might be, i sure hope its filled with better fodder than this!
I think this bugs me because people get so worked up about who they hate that they no longer look objectively at things and everything is a big deal. I don't mean you, i mean people in general. Nothing any longer is just a 'simple disagreement'....its a "This is TERRIBLE! OMG!"
Its so divisive and contributes to our stalled out government. And FTR I think Dems often do it too with Reps. Doesn't make it right for either of them!
I don't think this affects me. In California, simply being salaried is not enough to make you exempt from overtime compensation. (It's usually not paid, but compensatory time off.) And simply having a title of "manager" is not enough to make you exempt. It's what you actually do, and where you fall in the chain of command, that determines it.
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