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FEB 18, 2013 - Real Clear Politics

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Minimum-Wage Gambit Puts GOP on Defensive

Eleanor Clift, Daily BeastIt must be hard to remain stone-faced knowing you're on television when the president says that anybody who works 40 hours a week shouldn't be in poverty. Who could be against that?Steve Cole/GettyThat, at least, is how President Obama framed his call for an increase in the minimum wage to $9 an hour (up from the current $7.25). Seated right behind Obama for the State of the Union, and in full camera range, John Boehner managed to stay expressionless; he didn't even pretend to empathize.The next day the House Speaker dismissed Obama's proposal, ... Read More

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