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Republican Lawmaker Tells Worker Wanting Higher Minimum Wage to ‘Get a Job’ [View all]

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Republican lawmaker tells worker wanting higher minimum wage to ‘get a job’

By David Edwards
Thursday, July 5, 2012 16:13 EDT

A worker in Florida got an earful from Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL) on Wednesday when he asked the congressman to support a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour.

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“Ten bucks, that would give us a living wage,” the constituent points out.

“How about getting a job?” Young snaps.

“I do have one, $8.50 an hour,” the man insists.

“Why do you want that benefit?” Young grumbles. “Get a job.”

“I do have a job, but it’s not enough to get by on,” the man explains as Young turns away.

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