White House Minimum Wage Chart Included a Few Typos
by John Sexton 12 Feb 2014, 10:15 AM PDT
This morning the White House used its official Twitter account to direct people to a new dedicated page on its website called "Raise the Wage."
The White House ✔ @WhiteHouse
Share the news: Today, President Obama will raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 → http://go.wh.gov/7QWAJp #RaiseTheWage
8:21 AM - 12 Feb 2014
The new page is topped by a couple of colorful charts. The very first one claims raising the minimum wage would benefit 28 million people. But when the site launched there were some problems. Politico's Reid Epstein noted something did not add up:
Reid J. Epstein ✔ @reidepstein
WH minimum wage chart has some math problems - 3.4 million equals four different percentages. http://www.whitehouse.gov/raise-the-wage
9:37 AM - 12 Feb 2014
Oops! The White House admitted they had made a typo and the chart was fixed within a couple hours. Not a huge problem obviously but someone must have been pretty embarrassed at having sent that link out to 4.56 million people.