Rick Scott seems to believe that $7.93 an hour is a livable wage.
By refusing to raise the minimum wage, even though most Floridians say they support doing just that, Rick Scott is doubling down on his policy to give corporate handouts to big businesses so that they, in turn, will presumably create more jobs. We know that this policy doesn’t work, and it’s time that Rick Scott understands the needs of Floridians who work hard every day but still can’t make ends meet.
Raising the minimum wage has a simple economic benefit: more money in the pockets of Floridians means more money that goes back into the economy. But for Rick Scott and his bankrolling right-wing special interest groups, if raising the minimum wage means less money in their pockets, then it’s bad for Florida.