Obama should start paying his interns

  • President Obama is increasing the minimum wage for several federal employees but the Washington Post notes that he still doesn't pay his interns. 

    Stephen Lurie said despite the fact that interns gain invaluable experience, it's hard to live in the city without a paycheck. Hence, rich kids are generally the ones who end up interning for the White House. 

    "There's no good excuse for the president of the United States to rely on unpaid labor, particularly as the practice consistently violates his stated convictions," he writes. "Mr. President: Unpaid internships contradict your commitments and your economic agenda. Lead by example: It's time to pay your interns."

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