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Minimum Wage Push

Cecilia Bissete says there's no doubt in her mind. The current minimum wage of $7.25 for any working american she thinks should be raised to ten dollars an hour.

"Well I think it's a given everyone should have a living wage," said Bisette who is visiting her son Josh who works in a new breakfast eatery in Biltmore Square Park.

"I make more than minimum wage. But there's people there that do make minimum wage and uh, it's impossible to live on that unless you kill yourself and work 80 hours a week," sid Josh.

As President Obama continues to throw his support for the wage hike, minimum wage workers are staging a new round of protests Wednesday to get their message out to the national audience.

But not everyone is convinced a wage hike is a solution to helping working class americans.

"Why not $900 dollars an hour. Why not 9 million you know what's the limit?" quipped Mike Crall of Asheville. Crall is vehemently against setting any kind of minimum wage. In fact, Crall feels there shouldn't be one at all.

"You can't mandate economics. People will work for what they will work for," said Crall. 

by Kimberly King

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