• Obama: Minimum Wage, “Not Just Good Policy; It Also Happens To Be Good Politics”

    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.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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