Crist: People Losing Their Jobs Over Minimum Wage Hike ‘Worth It”

Derek Hunter Contributor
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Last night CNN’s Jake Tapper moderated a debate between Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott and former Republican Governor and current Democratic nominee Charlie Crist.

Tapper asked Crist about his support for a minimum wage hike from $7.25 per hour to $10.10. Citing statistics that show raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would cost Floridians 50,000 jobs, and one small business owner he’d spoken to who said she’d have to lay off 1 of her 17 employees, Tapper asked what Crist’s message would be to that laid off worker. “Why is it worth it?” he asked.

Crist’s answer was “Well, the reason I think it’s worth it is people deserve it.”