President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife -- never taking no for an answer.
Obama brought a buoyant Labor Day message to Wisconsin, telling union members on Monday that he sees, quote, "engines are revving a little louder" in an economy coming back from a near-depression five years ago.
Now, he says, quote, "America deserves a raise." He promises his administration will keep pushing for one.
He adds that if Republicans gain control of Congress after November's elections, they will hurt the chances for a higher federal minimum wage.
The president cracked that the struggle resembles his hard sell when Michelle agreed to marry him. Obama says, quote, "I just wore her down."
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.