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Obama Says Congress Must Finish Job On Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON (February 15, 2014) Congress should finish the job he started by raising the minimum wage to $10.10, President Barack Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address.

Mr. Obama said Americans deserve to know where their representatives stand and said if lawmakers oppose a wage hike, Americans should ask why.

He said opponents have been making the same arguments for years and are always proved wrong.

Mr. Obama recorded his address at the White House before leaving Friday for California.

On Wednesday he issued an executive order raising federal contractor wages, but it doesn't apply to other workers.

In the Republican address, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., criticized Mr. Obama for cuts to Medicare Advantage in the health care law.

Unless something is done, the law will keep wiping out seniors' options, he said.


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