President Obama Comes to U of M to Talk Minimum Wage Hike

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (April 2, 2014) — President Barack Obama will travel to the University of Michigan on Wednesday, to make remarks on his proposal to raise the national minimum wage.

The president wants to raise the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour.  Michigan’s current minimum wage is $7.40 per hour, and is one of 19 states where the minimum wage is above the federal level.

President Obama and fellow democrats say raising the minimum wage will help families and boost the economy, but opponents argue it will affect job growth, and ultimately hurt small businesses.

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  • Brandon

    90% of Michigan businesses will not be able to afford that. If this goes into effect, rest assured that more companies will leave this beautiful state. Please don't let this dude come to our state again. He keeps screwing crap up.

  • Whats it to ya

    "President Obama and fellow democrats say raising the minimum wage will help families and boost the economy"

    Temporarily at best, then the longer term effects take place and they lose the the buying power they they gained the worst part is they will drag a lot of people down with them, especially those from $10.10 up to $13-$14 an hour they are collateral damage and now become like the folks currently making $8-$9 a hour

  • TheFoundingFathers

    Don't trust a Democrat, period!!! And you are a complete dumbass if you trust anything that comes out of Obama's mouth!