In a campaign-style event Wednesday President Obama, in front of a crowd of students at Central Connecticut State University applied pressure on House Republicans to raise America’s minimum wage. It’s “time to give America a raise,” Obama said at the packed pep rally.
The minimum wage in Connecticut is currently $8.70. That’s $1.45 above the national minimum, which is $7.25 an hour.
“Now, I want to be clear about this because sometimes in our debates with our friends on the other side of the political spectrum, this may not be clear, so let me just repeat it once again, as Americans, we understand that some folks are going to earn more than others,” Obama said at yesterday’s event.
But Obama’s been a bit scattered on his beliefs about success. Speaking at an event in 2010 he said, “I want to be clear. We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”
President Obama and Congressional Democrats are urging House Republicans to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
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