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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 04:34 PM

Bernie Sanders: "$7.25 an hour - Most people understand thatís a Starvation Wage." [View all]

Look. Hereís the story. The story is that the national minimum wage is seven and a quarter an hour. I think most people understand thatís a starvation wage. Individuals canít live on it. Families canít live on it. If we raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, which to my mind doesnít go as far as it should, that would be a raise for 30 million Americans, vast majority of them are adults. And thatís just not people making seven and a quarter an hour. Itís people making eight bucks an hour, nine dollars an hour.

And at a time when almost all new income is going to the top 1%, it is time that working people, lower income workers get a raise, and we have got to do that. Now if the Republicans refuse to go along with that, and I very much hope that they will go along with it. I hope they understand that the overwhelming majority of the American people across the political spectrum understand that we have got to raise the minimum wage, so I hope that we can get this done.

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