President Obama took his first action to build momentum for a unilateral national minimum wage hike by announcing an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers. The move hikes the federal minimum wage for these workers to $10.10 an hour from $7.25.The wage increase will impact more than 2 million employees, according the White House and the president is expected to address his desire to see Congress pass legislation to increase the national wage to $10.10 in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The president does not have the authority to raise private sector wages.A National Employment Law Project study reports that 77% of workers earn under $10 an hour, and four in 10 rely on public assistance programs to help make ends meet. On Monday, the Associated Press reported one in every seven Americans is on food stamps, and that for the first-time ever, working-age Americans make up the majority of recipients.However, economists are torn on whether a wag...
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