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View Diary: Most Vital Issue from SOTU? Raising the Minimum Wage (19 comments)

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    Zinman, JesseCW

    We HAVE to address climate change and other environmental concerns as priority #1, however, few people making current minimum wage are likely to support the changes needed as living day-to-day is their primary concern.  Raising minimum wage is a great start to putting people on better economic footing and thus giving them the opportunity to support addressing these bigger issues.  Plus, it buys democrats (the only party likely to do ANYTHING about climate change) political capital.  This is why we need a strong populist economic agenda.  

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    by Mark Mywurtz on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 05:46:50 PM PST

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