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There, He Fixed It

Just raise the minimum wage.

Feb. 5, 2014

A young fry cook lamented to the president that ObamaCare is costing him hours at work. “We were broken down to part time to avoid paying health insurance,” he said, adding that he’s making $7.25 an hour. He concluded, “We can’t survive, it’s not living.” Obama’s cut-and-paste solution? “I am working to encourage states, governors, mayors, [and] state legislators to raise their own minimum wage,” Obama said. “Obviously, the way to reach millions of people would be for Congress to pass a new federal minimum wage law.” Employers already are addressing increased costs by reducing employee hours, but Obama’s “solution” is to make those hours more expensive.

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