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Obama Continues Pushing Minimum Wage Hike

 
Obama Continues Pushing Minimum Wage Hike
Posted February 21st, 2014 @ 7:00pm by KFBK News

President Barack Obama is continuing to push for a boost in the national minimum wage.  Speaking to some Democratic governors at the White House, Obama said it helps both workers and businesses.

"...because they end up having lower turnover rates, higher productivity, higher morale, folks stay longer, and are more focused on the job and not on whether or not they can pay the bills," said the President.

Obama said raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will also pump more money into the national economy.  

This week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said a boost to $10.10 an hour could lift hundreds of thousands of Americans out of poverty but may cost up to half-a-million jobs.  

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