The unbelievable encounter happened in Florida when a constituent asked Republican C.W. Bill Young to support a Democratic bill to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour. The answer from the Republican Representative epitomizes the you’re-nothing-leave-me-alone mentality of today’s Republican to the hardworking middle class.
Mr. Young’s told the man to, “Get a job!”
“Jesse Jackson, Jr. is passing a bill around to increase the minimum wage to 10 bucks an hour,” the man tells Young in a video obtained by FLDemocracy. “Do you support that?”
“Probably not,” Young replies.
“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.