Wage Proposals Exceed Even Those Backed By President
At a debate of Democratic primary candidates
running for the open 12th district of North Carolina seat, the five contenders
all backed a significant increase in the federal minimum wage. While President
Obama has called for raising the current rate from $7.25 to $10.10, the
candidates generally supported raising the wage to at least $12 per hour, while
two backed an increase all the way to $15. The narrow 12th district runs from
Charlotte north to Greensboro, and is heavily Democratic. The winner of that
party’s primary is almost guaranteed to win in the general election.
reported on the debate.
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