Before the Senate voted down a proposal by Senate Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) argued for the “fair shot” agenda. While on the Senate floor, Boxer attempted to invoke rapper 50 Cent, but ultimately failed.
“Eighteen increases in the minimum wage since 1956,” said Boxer on the Senate floor. “Suppose the other side had taken that attitude, ‘Don’t raise it.’ Well it would still be I guess a buck an hour, 50 cent if you’re a kid. Today 50 Cent is a singing group, right? Am I right about that?”
50 Cent is in fact not a “singing group,” as Boxer suggested, but a rapper from New York City.