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Carly Lynch, left, who commutes from Idaho for Oregon's higher minimum wage, at work beside the restaurant owner Angena Grove at Mackey's Steak House & Pub in Ontario, Ore., Feb. 1, 2014.
Carly Lynch, left, who commutes from Idaho for Oregon's higher minimum wage, at work beside the restaurant owner Angena Grove at Mackey's Steak House & Pub in Ontario, Ore., Feb. 1, 2014.
(Kyle Green/New York Times)

Minimum wage hike a job-killer: U.S. budget office

The independent and nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is making life less than easy for the White House these days.

First, there was the report that seemed to say President Barack Obama’s health law would destroy two million jobs, but upon reflection, said that Obamacare would allow people to work less, so much so that the reduction in hours could add up to the equivalent of two million jobs.