When asked about the Jesse Jackson Jr. proposed bill to increase the Minimum Wage to $10 an hour, still less than Minimum Wage would be if adjusted for inflation from its purchasing power peak in 1968, a young worker was given an unusual answer from Representative C.W. Bill Young of Florida’s 10th District.
“How about getting a job?”
Despite being pointed out that the young man was already employed at $8.50 an hour, and that the wage was not sufficient to cover basic living expenses, Congressman Young was adamant that getting a job was the only solution to the increasing erosion of purchasing power for those living on Minimum Wage.
The continuing inability of the Republican Party to address the real issues effecting the American people is clearly apparent in the exchange: