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A $15 minimum wage would barely hurt business and be life-changing for many workers

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The federal minimum wage hasn’t changed since the last time President Joe Biden held office.

In 2009, the federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25 — where it remains today. Some individual states have raised their own minimums since then. But, as of 2019, 392,000 workers earned the federal minimum wage, and 1.2 million earned less, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

Now, President Joe Biden wants to more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move that has already seen some pushback. Some conservatives have argued details ⇒

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