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Congressional Dems seek to raise minimum wage



Published: Tue, March 5, 2013 @ 3:45 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, more than a dollar higher than President Barack Obama proposed in his State of the Union address.

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin and California Rep. George Miller say their bill, introduced today, would boost the minimum from its current rate of $7.25 an hour by 2015. It then calls for automatic annual increases tied to changes in the cost of living.

Obama's proposal last month called for an increase to $9 an hour, but Harkin says that doesn't go far enough.

The lawmakers say a hike in the minimum wage would help lift millions of workers out of poverty and boost the economy. But top Republicans have rejected the idea, saying it would hurt employers.


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1Ytownnative(1035 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

and captain obvious says prices on everything will rise at the same rate

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2JoeFromHubbard(1036 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

If these disillusioned liberals had any idea of how many jobs their wage proposal will kill they would quit politics.

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