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)