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Davis Says Higher Minimum Wage Wrong Headed

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:41:02 CST

Davis Says Higher Minimum Wage Wrong Headed Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis says raising the minimum wage isn't a discussion that should be going on right now. Speaking after last night's State of the Union address, the Taylorville Republican says he doesn't support President Obama's pledge to raise the minimum wage for some federal contract workers. Davis says the focus should be on increasing salaries for people pursuing a career:

"People don't go into minimum wage jobs and think that's going to be a career. Our family achieved the American dream because my dad had a dream to go beyond the minimum wage, and for this administration to try and block families into a minimum wage career shows the failures of their policies."

Davis says he liked the president's plans for creating more jobs through infrastructure projects and federal workforce investment programs. During the State of the Union Address, Davis sat next to Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski of Illinois.

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