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Tennessee Rep Martha Blackburn slameed Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage from today's $7.25/hr and index it for inflation, because as a youngster she got an entry level job making just $2.15 an hour, and having such a low wage allowed a business to hire her as a teenager.

Except she got that job in the late '60's, and indexed for inflation, that would be between $12 and $14 an hour today.

GOP Rep. Inadvertently Makes The Case For Nearly Doubling The Minimum Wage
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/14/1596051/blackbur...

Yes, math is hard. Maybe one of the prerequisites to be in Congress should be the ability to use a calculator.
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