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Republican U.S. Senate Hopeful: Let Cost Of Living Determine Minimum Wage

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(CBS) –  A Republican hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois rejects the idea of a federal minimum-wage hike, suggesting the cost of living determine should determine what workers are paid.

Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax is in the Republican primary, seeking to square off against Democrat Durbin.

Truax says President Obama’s proposal for a $10-an-hour minimum wage is a distraction to take attention away from the stalled economy. He says a solution could be to simply let the minimum wage rise with the cost of living.

“I think that’s a common-sense approach, and it would just move along on a cost-of-living adjustment basis, and then we wouldn’t have to revisit it,” Truax tells WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

The Downers Grove Businessman doesn’t know why the idea hasn’t gone anywhere, but says if he were in the Senate, maybe it would be on the table.

Truax is the guest on WBBM’s “At Issue” program on Sunday at 9:30 am and 9:30 pm.

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