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Just six years ago, scores of Republican lawmakers favored an increase in the minimum wage
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 17, 2013 11:05 a.m.

As was noted HERE yesterday, the federal minimum wage is considerably lower today than it was 45 years ago, when you adjust for inflation.
Another interesting comparison with the past is that congressional Republicans aren’t nearly as keen on raising the minimum wage under Barack Obama as they were under George W. Bush — which, of course, fits the pattern of GOP opposition to anything Obama proposes.
Josh Israel EXPLAINS:

President Obama’s call for a minimum wage increase in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address— like nearly all of his proposals — was met with immediate opposition from Congressional ...

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