If the point of a headline is to grab readers and drag them into a story, mission accomplished, Washington Times. $22 an hour – wow! What will Elizabeth Warren think of next? But if the point of a headline is to accurately describe the facts, it’s do-over time. Here’s what the report actually says:
“If we started in 1960, and we said [that] as productivity goes up … then the minimum wage was going to go up the same … if that were the case, the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour,” the senator said, at a recent Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on “Keeping up with a Changing Economy: Indexing the Minimum Wage.”
Important word, “if.” Makes all the difference.