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Obama calls for $10.10 minimum wage

Jan. 28, 2014 at 9:59 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to renew his call for a higher minimum wage.

He said he wants to see the minimum wage raised to $10.10 an hour and "Congress needs to get on board."

"Today, the federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan first stood here," he said, and raising the minimum will help families.

"It will give businesses customers with more money to spend. It doesn't involve any new bureaucratic program."

Congress, he said, should "Say yes."

"Give America a raise," Obama urged.

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