Obama: ‘Nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty’

President Obama used his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers on Wednesday, declaring: “In the richest nation on earth, nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty.”

At a signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Obama urged states, businesses and members of Congress to follow his lead.

The executive order raises the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour. Read more

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