Obama Sandwiches Himself

Last week our president chose the setting of Ann Arbor, Michigan and a youthful audience at the University of Michigan to defend his argument for increasing the minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $10.10 by 2016.  In an obviously staged, pre-speech lunch, the prez had a Reuben sandwich at Zingerman’s Deli.  He then used that luncheon experience to springboard into his argument for a higher minimum wage by noting that Zingerman’s pays its employees a fair wage, the implication being that Z’s nobly pays more than the minimum wage. Well that’s all well and good until you get curious, as I did, and find Zingerman’s menu online.  Talk about sticker shock.  Were I, like most Americans, to walk into this place off the street and open that menu, I’d most likely be heading for the door, looking for an eating place more in line with my budget. Now, I love a Reuben, and I’ve had them in delis and restaurants from...(Read Full Post)