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Obama uses Labor Day holiday to push for higher minimum wage

Posted on AllSides August 30th, 2014
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Democrats’ push to raise the nation’s minimum wage has taken a backseat recently to crises in the Middle East and elsewhere, but President Obama on Saturday resumed the effort and accused Republicans of not caring about the standard of living of average Americans.

In his weekly address, Mr. Obama used the upcoming Labor Day holiday as another way to raise the issue of the minimum wage, which the White House wants to increase from $7.25 to $10.10. The wage has become a centerpiece of the administration’s so-called “opportunity agenda” and...

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