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.
— Vice President Biden (@VP) October 6, 2014