Obama Calls Out New Jersey Governor Christie In Fight For Minimum Wage Hike

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February 22, 2014 AT 7:09 AM
President Barack Obama singled out New Jersey's embattled Republican Governor Chris Christie for criticism for balking at a push to raise the minimum wage, a move favored by most Americans. During a meeting with top advisors and a group of 14 Democratic governors at the White House, Obama said Republican governors were out of touch with their constituents on the issue. The CBO said it would lead to the loss of about half a million jobs by late 2016, even as it lifts almost a million people out of poverty.