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Raise the minimum wage? 'Get a job' Young tells liberal activist

U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young created an Internet buzz this week by the way he answered a question about raising the minimum wage.

When a man, who identified himself as Pepe, asked Young whether he supported hiking the minimum wage to $10 an hour, the longtime congressman from Indian Shores had this to say: Get a job.

The man told Young that (Congressman) Jesse Jackson Jr. is passing around a bill to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Would Young support that, he asked.

"Probably not," Young says on the video.

The man countered: "It's $10 bucks an hour. It would give us a living wage."

Young countered, "How about getting a job. Why do you want that benefit? Get a job." (story here)

[Last modified: Friday, July 6, 2012 7:31pm]


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