Edwards Says He's Anti-Poverty Candidate

By: Tom Skinner
By: Tom Skinner

Democrat John Edwards says he's the presidential candidate who's made fighting poverty the cause of his life.

The former North Carolina senator told reporters in New Hampshire yesterday he's completely committed to ending poverty.

Also yesterday, Clinton told supporters in Iowa that while other candidates talk about poverty, President Clinton's presidency did
more to lift people out of poverty than anyone else in country's
history.

Edwards says he wants to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour
and have it indexed to go up as needed.

Barack Obama last month offered a package of proposals aimed at
halting growing income inequity. His plan includes changing bankruptcy laws and adding tax breaks to make college more affordable for the middle class.


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