Paul Ryan Claims Most Minimum Wage Workers Are Young And Just Starting Ou"
you lie ryan. Most min wage workers are more like this " She is in her early thirties, works full-time, and may have a family to support.”
"Yet the majority of low-wage workers who would benefit from raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour are not in fact teenagers getting a foothold in the workforce, but rather grown-ups with rent, medical bills, and often children. Nearly 90 percent of these workers are older than 20. “The typical worker who would be affected by an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2015 looks nothing like the part-time, teen stereotype,” according to the Economic Policy Institute. “She is in her early thirties, works full-time, and may have a family to support.”
Nationwide, these workers provide almost exactly half of their families’ income. One in five American children has a parent like Alicia McCrary who would benefit from raising the minimum wage.
And in Ryan’s own state, 87 percent of workers affected by the proposed minimum wage hike are older than 20, while nearly a quarter-million children would see their family income rise thanks to a $10.10 minimum wage"