Actually, higher pay and improved conditions of employment are only possible when productivity increases. It is curious that Big Union Bosses have long called for the repeal of Taft-Hartley, yet, they call upon the African President to invoke Taft-Hartley for the purpose of providing them with greater leverage at the bargaining table when dock workers - and others - threaten to strike. In addition, Big Union Bosses are the most enthusiastic advocates of the politician bosses increasing property and tobacco taxes on overburdened ordinary worker ("middle") class taxpayers.
Rose_NoHo knows nothing of real world economics beyond how much luxury her taxpayer supplied monthly handout will buy.
She believes if hard working tax payers give her more money, she will spend more and she will be helping the economy. Obama told her this.