Obama shops at Gap, calls for minimum wage increase
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 01:51
March 11 - President Obama picks up a pink V-neck sweater for Sasha, says U.S. workers shouldn't have to live in poverty. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: On the way to a fundraiser in New York to raise cash for Democratic candidates, U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday (March 11) dropped by a Gap clothing store to purchase gifts for his wife and daughters.
Under the watching assistance of a saleswoman, the President selected a pink top for Sasha and a red top for Sasha.
During the visit, the president spoke about "giving America a raise."
"At the State of the Union I talked about the importance of giving America a raise. Corporate profits are doing well; stock market is doing well, but for a lot of folks out there - they haven't seen a raise in a very long time. Their incomes are flat. And not only do I think its critically important for those who do business with the federal government to make sure that they're paying at least $10.10 an hour; not only am I continuing to push Congress to pass a federal increase in the minimum wage, but what I also said is that businesses could take initiative, as well as states and local governments to make sure that, if folks are working full-time that they're not living in poverty," President Obama said.
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