Rick Scott “Cringes” Just Thinking About Raising the Minimum Wage

Senate Republicans blocked a vote to raise the minimum wage yesterday, and locally in Florida the state legislature hasn’t done much better this session. Could Rick Scott’s comment that talk of raising the minimum wage makes him “cringe” have anything to do with the legislature’s failure to even vote on two minimum wage bills this session?

BACKGROUND

Rick Scott said raising it makes him “cringe” [Tampa Bay Times, 1/8/14]

Rick Scott: “When I Hear A Politician Say That We Have To Raise The Minimum Wage So Working Families Can Make Ends Meet, I Cringe” According to The Tampa Bay Times, “Count Gov. Rick Scott among those who are dubious about the Democrats’ proposal. ‘When I hear a politician say that we have to raise the minimum wage so working families can make ends meet, I cringe, because I know that statement is a lie,’ Scott said via email. ‘Even if we did raise the minimum wage, working families will still not be able to make ends meet on those jobs. We need good jobs that lead to good careers for our families and that’s what I am focused on.’” [Tampa Bay Times, 1/8/14]