Governors Clash Over Obama's Quest To Raise Minimum Wage

wochit politics
February 24, 2014 AT 1:51 PM
Democratic and Republican state governors emerged from talks with President Barack Obama in a civil mood - until the topic moved to raising the minimum wage. Two governors traded sharp partisan blows on the subject, with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, accusing Obama of focusing on raising the minimum wage at the expense of creating new jobs. "What I worry about is that this president, the White House, seems to be waving the white flag of surrender," said Jindal. Obama wants to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from the current $7.25.