A Fry Cook Asked Obama About Low Wages—And His Hours Being Cut Due To Obamacare
Darnell Summers, a fast food fry cook, joined President Obama on Friday for his first ever live Google Hangout. Summers told the president about his troubles making ends meet earning $7.25 an hour and how he has been on strike four times to increase his wages. Summers also told Obama how his work hours have been "broken down to part-time to avoid paying health insurance." He asked how Congress and the president could help him and people like him "survive." In his response, Obama urged Congress to pass a minimum wage increase, but did not address the health care part of the question.