(NBC News) Hoping to sling-shot off what he hopes voters see as success for Obamacare, the president pushed a separate issue Democrats will use in the November elections during a visit to Michigan on Wednesday: Hiking the minimum wage to $10.10.
"It would lift millions out of poverty right away," Mr. Obama said.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has introduced a plan Republicans will campaign on in the fall: A balanced budget by 2024.
The Ryan plan would cut $2-trillion in medical subsidies, cut Medicaid by $700-billion, cut $1-trillion in food stamps and farm subsidies and hike taxes on the working poor, but not on the rich.
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