WASHINGTON — In a speech Tuesday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Vice President Joe Biden mocked conservatives who’ve warned of dire economic consequences if Democrats manage to pass an increase to the minimum wage.

Flanked by a group of minimum-wage earners, Biden told a crowd at the White House that such doomsday talk is as old as the FLSA statute itself, which was enacted during the Great Depression in 1938 to establish minimum wage and overtime protections.

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