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Democrats Misquote President Obama on Minimum Wage: 'Reagan Was In Congress'

9:31 AM, Mar 2, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
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President Obama spoke to the Democrat National Committee's winter meeting in Washington, D.C. on Friday and addressed the minimum wage increase that he recently proposed, comparing it to the minimum wage in Ronald Reagan's time.  According to the White House transcript, and the C-Span video, the president said:

So it’s time to raise a minimum wage that is worth less than it was when Ronald Reagan was in office.

In what turned out to be a less than successful attempt to quote the president, the DNC quickly tweeted the president's remark, but with one key difference:

"It's time to raise a minimum wage that's worth less than it was when Ronald Reagan was in Congress" #RaiseTheWage #DNC14

— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) February 28, 2014

Reagan, of course, never served in Congress.  The DNC tweet with the erroneous quote was soon deleted.

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