Governors clash over Obama's quest to raise minimum wage

Governor Jindal attends the 2013 Republican Governors Association conference in ScottsdaleDemocratic and Republican state governors emerged from talks with President Barack Obama on Monday in a civil mood – until the topic moved to raising the minimum wage. Two governors traded sharp partisan blows on the subject, with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, accusing Obama of focusing on raising the minimum wage at the expense of creating new jobs. “What I worry about is that this president, the White House, seems to be waving the white flag of surrender,” said Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, who was at an annual conference of governors in Washington. “The Obama economy is now the minimum wage economy.

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