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    Index minimum wage to inflation.

    Obama endorsed indexing when he pressed for a $9 federal minimum wage in his State of the Union address:  “Here’s an idea that Governor Romney and I actually agreed on last year—let’s tie the minimum wage to the cost of living, so that it finally becomes a wage you can live on.”
    “Indexing is certainly the trend in the states,” says Jen Kern, the minimum wage campaign coordinator at the National Employment Law Project, which advocates for the poor. State minimum wage proposals with indexing provisions are moving in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Mexico, New York and Minnesota.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 03:25:31 PM PDT

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