Friday, May 6, 2016

Rick Scott's Florida Low-Wage Mecca

"Why pay your lowest-rung employees $15 an hour? Come to Florida, where the minimum wage is only $8.05 and the sun shines just as bright."
And he's convinced his strategy of making Florida a low-wage mecca is a winning one. As evidence of his confidence, he used our tax dollars to pay for radio ads in the Golden State. One thing that allows our governor to be so exuberant in this endeavor is his ability to completely discount facts from his logic.

He manages to take one of Florida's worst attributes — the median income has dropped 12 percent in this state since 2007, the sixth-largest drop in the nation and turn that into a sales pitch.
Gov. Wawa doesn't care that the figure he cites was rated "Mostly False" by Politifact. here

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