President Obama recently decried the “phony scandals” that appeared in Washington and pointed out that they can eclips issues that affect Americans. The statement was made during a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser held in Minneapolis.
Barack Obama spoke about Rebekah Erler, a young mother that currently struggles with finances and raising her child while working really hard. She was said to have sent a letter to Obama in which she said that she believes Washington politicians rarely discuss the problems of US citizens.
Obama went on to say:
“…that’s what we should be talking about every day in Washington. And we should be able to act on that every day in Washington. And we don’t. We talk about everything else. We talk about phony scandals, and we talk about Benghazi, and we talk about polls, and we talk about the tea party, and we talk about the latest controversy that Washington has decided is important – and we don’t talk about her.”
President Obama went on to discuss different policies that are supported by the Democrats before the November elections. This includes the much discussed minimum wage raise, family leave and equal pay.
Republicans currently oppose the efforts made by Democrats to increase minimum wage. However, institutions like IKEA take matters into their own hands and increase minimum wages, signaling that this is something that may be needed by the country.
What do you think? Is Washington talking too much about scandals instead of focusing on what counts the most? It seems that many Americans think that.