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NYT wants a minimum wage increase really badly


In two separate editorials today the New York Times calls for the Obama administration and Congress to do something about increasing the federal minimum wage. "Part of an effective agenda [for Obama's second term] would surely include a higher minimum wage, which is overdue," one says. The other: "Will Congress finally raise the federal minimum wage this year? It would be the least that lawmakers could do."

Since 2009, NYT has called for a higher minimum wage at least seven times...

In April 2012 on the $7.25 minimum wage: "It’s time to do something about that."

In February 2012 on how expensive New York living is: "It is time for New York to raise its minimum wage enough to help more than 600,000 struggling workers."

One month earlier: "At a time of increasing inequality, America’s low-wage workers need a raise.

In March 2011: "There are about 4.4 million workers earning the minimum wage or less ... They need a raise."

And back in July 2009, one day before the federal minimum wage was increased: "The raise is badly needed. It is also wholly inadequate."

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