Thursday, April 3, 2014

Obama comes to Ann Arbor

Whatever you think about raising the minimum wage, it is hard to see how it is a good use of tax dollars for the president to travel to Ann Arbor, disrupt traffic, and draw students away from their classes (including one from mine) just so he can have a Reuben at Zingerman's and give a speech that could equally well been given on the white house lawn (or not at all, given that it has already been given several times before).

This looks more like an indulgence of presidential vanity than a serious use of either public funds or the president's time to me (and I would note, of course, that such trips are a bipartisan affront to the taxpayer as all recent presidents have done this sort of thing).

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