As ordered by the Biden administration, the Department of Labor's new minimum wage hike

which requires federal agencies to pay their contractors a $15-per-hour minimum wage, has officially taken effect. 

At first glance, the policy appears to impact only government employees, or at least that's how it's being presented to the public.

 But the fine print tells a different story - and reveals how much the president has exceeded his constitutional authority.  

The first step to understanding the problem with the wage hike is to answer one vital question: What is a government contractor? 

 first-blush answer might be a consultant working for a federal agency such as the Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, or Veterans Affairs.

Duke's company is not part of any federal agency; it's an entirely private business. Decades ago, after years of dreaming,