President Obama promoted his effort to raise the minimum wage on Friday, in a meeting with Democratic governors.
When asked if raising the minimum wage was good policy the President said, “This is not just good policy; it also happens to be good politics, because the truth of the matter is the overwhelming majority of Americans think that raising the minimum wage is a good idea. That is true for independents; that is true for Democrats; and it’s true for Republicans.”
The President’s push for minimum wage increases was a major part of his State of the Union address when he said, “In the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty.”
Economists and conservative lawmakers are lobbying against the President’s policy on the basis that federal minimum wage increases make it more expensive for businesses to hire younger and low-skill workers.
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