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Wisconsin U.S. Senator Baldwin supports raising minimum wage

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (left). (Photo from: www.baldwin.senate.gov)
Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (left). (Photo from: www.baldwin.senate.gov)

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Wisconsin U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin came out Wednesday in favor of a minimum wage hike that would keep going up with inflation, without Congress voting on it again.

Appearing at a forum at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Baldwin disputed Republican claims that a higher minimum wage would be a job killer.

She admitted there were studies which had different conclusions -- but she said more money in workers' pockets would stimulate an economy that's been, "sputtering back to life since the recession."  

Baldwin also spoke up for Obamacare. She defended the Affordable Care Act in spite of numerous startup problems.  

Baldwin predicted that the law would be viewed more favorably in five years. She also expressed concerns that Wisconsin has not embraced the program as much as other states have.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)