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On Crossfire, Van Jones responds to Ted Nugent's controversial comments about President Obama in which he refers to him as a "subhuman mongrel."
Does raising the minimum wage cost jobs?
Van Jones and S.E. Cupp debate the Democrats' plan to raise the minimum wage and whether or not it will cost the U.S. jobs.
Dean: I'm not gambling with 16.5 million people
S.E. Cupp suggests that raising the minimum wage would be gambling with the U.S. economy, Gov. Dean responds.
Posted by CNN's Christina Manduley
Filed under: Bob Ehrlich • Budget • Debates • economy • Howard Dean • S.E. Cupp • Unemployment • Van Jones
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that gradually raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would reduce total employment by about 500,000 workers.
But Republicans and Democrats reacted with lightning speed and polarizing conclusions to the report. Which side is right?
In the Crossfire tonight, Former Democratic Party Chair Howard Dean and former Maryland Governor Bob Erlich join Van Jones and S.E. Cupp to debate.
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Posted by CNN's Eric Weisbrod
Filed under: economy • In the Crossfire • Minimum wage
Author, documentary filmmaker, historian, Speaker of the House (1995-1999), and 2012 Republican presidential candidate
Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
Conservative columnist for New York Daily News, contributing editor at Townhall Magazine, commentator and author
Former Special Adviser for Green Jobs under President Obama, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, author and attorney