VOTER TO REP. C.W. BILL YOUNG (R-FLA.): Jesse Jackson Jr. is passing around a bill to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Would you support that? REP. C.W. BILL YOUNG (R-FLA.): “Probably not.” VOTER: “It’s $10 bucks an hour. It would give us a living wage.” YOUNG: “How about getting a job. Why do you want that benefit? Get a job.” VOTER: “I have a job, but it’s not enough to get by on.” REP. YOUNG TURNS AWAY
Even if the current Florida state minimum wage of $7.67 an hour isn't enough for many people to get by, it doesn't matter to guys like Rep. Young. They're wondering why these folks don't quit whining and just get a better job. Or two jobs. But they'll be damned if they sign anything that might have the appearance of taking more "hard-earned money" from them and theirs.