Biden: Raising Min. Wage Will Lift '28 Million People Out of Poverty'

Biden: Raising Min. Wage Will Lift '28 Million People Out of Poverty'

Another day, another gaffe for Vice President Joe Biden. 

On Tuesday, Biden claimed that raising the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will lift “28 million people out of poverty.”

As Roll Call noted, Biden “appeared to confuse his talking points,” as the White House claims “increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would give 28 million people a raise.”

Though Biden, seemingly acknowledging his gaffe, later Tweeted that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would lift “more than two million people” out of poverty, a Congressional Budget Office report estimated that doing so would only bring 900,000 people out of poverty. The same report also estimated that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would cost 500,000 people their jobs. 


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