Income Inequality (OETA)

Increasing the minimum federal wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour is initiating a debate over whether it will help or hurt our economy.
While nearly a million wage earners and their family members could be lifted out of poverty if it does increase, the Congressional Budget office predicts 500,000 people would lose their jobs. Some leading economists claim that just isn’t true. The reporter is Liz Exon, the photographer is Tim Carson.This story aired on the ONR on OETA-The Oklahoma Network. For more information, go to the ONR web site and ONR blog For more about OETA-The Oklahoma Network, visit

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