- GOP Sen. Rand Paul came out swinging against President Biden, saying that the Democratic president’s push for a $15 minimum wage would hurt Black youth. During an interview with Fox host Sean Hannity, Paul alleged that a minimum wage increase would put 4 million people out of work.
- “The people who lose their jobs first when you hike up the minimum wage are Black teenagers,” Paul said. “So, you know, ‘Why does Joe Biden hate Black teenagers?’ should be the question. Why does Joe Biden want to destroy all of these jobs?”
- He added: “Even the government says that nearly 4 million people will lose their jobs.” However, the CBO also estimates that a $15 minimum wage would increase pay for 17 million workers.
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