How are voters punishing Obama when they re-elected him in 2012 and we haven't had an election since then
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To Obama’s credit, he has tried to push policies meant to raise incomes, such as a higher federal minimum wage and more stimulus spending on construction projects. Republicans have blocked most of those efforts, citing cost issues and questions about whether they would ultimately help or hurt the economy.
It’s also worth asking whether any policy formulated in Washington — under any president — could solve the intractable problem of stagnant incomes, which was evident even before the recession that began at the end of 2007. Businesses now have the flexibility to hire workers wherever it’s cheapest, and they’re increasingly substituting technology for people. Washington is unlikely to change that.