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Friday, February 21, 2014

Under Pressure -- Obama enlists companies in minimum wage campaign to make low-income voters oppose the GOP in November -- By Neil Munro, The Daily Caller

The White House is using its influence over companies to portray GOP legislators as hostile to the millions of November voters who would gain from an increased minimum wage of $10.10 per hour.

President Barack Obama praised a Wednesday decision by Gap Inc. to raise tens of thousands of employees’ minimum wages to $10 per hour. He’s already made prominent and friendly visits to Costco and other employers that pay their workers above minimum wage.

Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, has announced it remains neutral on the issue. “We’re looking at the impact of some of the proposals that exist out there,” Wal-Mart’s spokeswoman, Brooke Buchanan, told The Daily Caller.

 That announcement spiked Democrats’ hope of getting Wal-Mart on their side. But the company has not asked its trade associations, such as the National Retail Federation, to stop lobbying against the popular proposal, said Buchanan, a former staffer for Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain.

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