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Bernie Sanders: "Increasing the min. wage to $15 an hour would reduce spending on food stamps, public housing and other programs by over $7.6 billion a year."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Bernie Sanders says minimum wage hike to $15 would reduce federal assistance by $7.6 billion a year

Though he’s significantly trailing Hillary Clinton in the Democratic delegate count, Bernie Sanders is keeping up the pressure on his primary rival, particularly on policy grounds. In a tweet sent on May 4, 2016 — the day after Sanders won the Indiana primary — Sanders reminded followers about his stance on the minimum wage, which is more aggressive than Clinton’s. Sanders supports raising the wage to $15 an hour, while Clinton has backed a raise to $12 an hour. (Currently, it’s $7.25 an hour.) "Increasing the min. wage to $15 an hour would reduce spending on food stamps, …

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