President Barack Obama called for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour in his State of the Union
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on February 12, 2013 at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Seated behind Obama were Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). UPI/Kevin Dietsch
During his fourth State of the Union address Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama called for an increase in the federal minimum wage -- from $7.25 to $9.00.
In calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour, Obama said, "Tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty."
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