The rich don't care what obama says, they have lobbyists to do their work for them. Thats what they are paid for. While the working poor are praying obama gets the federal minimum wage through, lobbyists are probably busy working with the conservative press doing articles, pr and stories on how raising minimum wage a few pennies will hurt small businesses. So maybe thats why the affluent watch the dog show, they can't be bothered with this nonsense. They already have their people working on the problem. Its much better and a better use of their time to watch a bunch of dogs that probably eat better and have more money spent on them than many of the poor americans that are asking for a raise in minimum wage have to spend.