Obama Promotes Minimum Wage Hike In Governors Meeting
Saturday, February 22
(Washington, DC) -- President 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.
Obama said raising the minimum wage to 10-dollars-10-cents per hour will also pump more money into the national economy. This week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said a boost to 10-dollars-10-cents an hour could lift hundreds of thousands of Americans out of poverty but may cost up to half-a-million jobs.
President Obama cited widespread support for a minimum wage hike.
Arguing that full-time workers should not have to live in poverty, Obama vowed to keep pushing.