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Raise the minimum wage, but also address income stagnation

By virtually every measure, the average American worker's wages have remained flat (or have declined) in the past decade. Others assert that the answer is to increase the federal minimum wage. Doing so will help some at the lower income level (and might hurt others), but will hardly affect the buying power of those who make more than minimum wage now. While I support raising the minimum wage, I do not believe that this alone will address the larger problem of income stagnation.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, PamKeithForSenate2016.com , Apr 1, 2015

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