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Levin on Court Blocking Obama’s Overtime Rule: Even a Leftwing Judge Said No to This

By Michael Morris | November 23, 2016 | 2:58pm EST
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Tuesday, host Mark Levin slammed the Obama administration for its attempt at unilaterally extending mandatory overtime pay to more than four million salaried workers saying, “even a Leftwing judge who [Obama] appointed said, ‘No, you don’t have the power to do this.’”

“So lawless is this d--- administration, so lawless is this president,” Mark Levin declared, “that even a Leftwing judge who he appointed said, ‘No, you don’t have the power to do this.’”

Levin’s statements stem from a Reuters piece detailing the Court’s decision to issue an injunction against the Labor Department’s national overtime rule.

Below is a transcript of Levin’s comments:

“I want to throw a few more issues out there. This is a big one. It just happened.

“‘A federal judge [today] blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million … workers [– they’re federal contractors –] from taking effect, imperiling one of the outgoing president's signature achievements for boosting wages.

“‘U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, in Sherman, Texas, agreed with 21 states and a coalition of business groups … that the rule is unlawful and granted their motion for a nationwide injunction.

“‘[It] was to take effect Dec. 1.’

“The rule ‘would have doubled to $47,500 the maximum salary a worker can earn and still be eligible for mandatory overtime pay.’

“The states said, ‘This violates the law. The president doesn’t have this authority.’ And this judge agreed.

“He must be some radical Rightwing judge. The problem is, the judge was appointed by Obama.

“He said the rule runs counter to the federal law that governs who’s eligible for overtime. The law does not allow the Labor Department to determine eligibility based only on salary levels.

“Reuters.

“So lawless is this d--- administration – excuse me. So lawless is this d--- administration, so lawless is this president, that even a Leftwing judge that he appointed said, ‘No, you don’t have the power to do this. You can shove your pen and shove your phone.’”

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