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Obama pushes minimum wage hike in Michigan

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 01:02

April 2 - U.S. President Barack Obama tells student at the University of Michigan ''nobody who works full-time should be raising their family in poverty.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) In a bid to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, U.S. President Barack Obama told students at the University of Michigan on Wednesday (April 2) "nobody who works full-time should be raising their family in poverty." Obama has pushed Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25, after nearly half of all states and the District of Columbia raised theirs. Obama's call has failed to win the backing of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. "As Americans we understand that some people will earn more than others. But here's one thing we do believe. Nobody who works full-time should be raising their family in poverty, right? If you're working, if you're responsible, you should be able to pay the rent," Obama said. Connecticut became the first state to pass the $10.10 minimum wage last Thursday (March 27).

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Obama pushes minimum wage hike in Michigan

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 01:02