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Poorest Oklahomans deserve a living wage

Mike Coppock has written a must-read column in this week's Oklahoma Gazette explains why we our state needs to guarantee "a living wage":

With one in five Oklahomans below the poverty line and a third of our drivers whizzing down the road without auto insurance, is it not time for Oklahoma to consider raising minimum wage?

Does anybody honestly believe a person can survive on $5.15 an hour? […]

Conservative and business leaders have contended for years that a rise in minimum wage hurts the economy and is always passed on to the consumer.

Facts, however, do not bear this out.

[Read entire column]

This is an issue that receives precious little attention and it's an issue that desperately needs addressed.

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