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WATCH: Obama calls for minimum wage increase in State of the Union

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM   |   Comments

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Feb. 12 (UPI) -- 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."

Watch the moment below, courtesy of NowThisNews:

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