Updated 6:21 pm ET
President Obama and his trusted sidekick, Vice President Biden, headed out to the local outlet of the Shake Shack chain for lunch today.
Shake shack describes itself as a modern day “roadside” burger stand serving the most delicious burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more!”
This particular roadside is on 18th street in the heart of Washington’s ritzy downtown.
Obama and Biden are eating at this regular ‘ole place with four regular ‘ole people who are working on a Washington “reconstruction” project.
Today’s point is that Congress must borrow more money from China for infrastructure spending. From the pool report:
Obama said the visit was because Shake Shake had “great burgers and pays its employees more than 10 bucks an hour,” noting WH push on minimum wage.
Said 4 construction workers had been chosen because they were involved in recent infrastructure project. notes both he and Biden stumped on transportation/ infrastructure earlier this week.
“If Congress does not act by the end of the summer we could have hundreds of projects like this stop.”
“It is a no brainier for Congress to do what it is supposed to do.”
Says when he talks to “Americans from all walks of life” they want Washington to focus on growing jobs and the economy.
Biden cut in to say that “for 40 years this has been” a bipartisan issue that lawmakers agreed on.
Yes, Biden, and that’s why we’re $17 trillion in debt. Here’s a couple of photos of the outing:
I hate to spoil some of the fun, but it’s worth noting that Obama and Biden dragged these people across town from their “reconstruction” work, which is being done in a much less nice neighborhood than where we find our Shake Shack.
UPDATE: Here’s some video of Obama making is point: