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50K Minimum Wage Job Cuts 'Worth It,' Says Charlie Crist Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 10:20 pm

Charlie Crist, a Democrat, is campaigning for Florida Governor by saying it's "worth it" that over 50,000 minimum wage workers in Florida will lose their jobs.

The Daily Caller reports that, "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."

When asked about the possibility that over 50,000 minimum wage workers in Florida could lose their jobs if minimum wage rates go higher, Charlie Crist is quoted as saying that, “Well, the reason I think it’s worth it is people deserve it.”

According to the Daily Caller, "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."

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, a Republican, is campaigning for re-election and does not support 50,000 minimum wage workers losing their jobs.

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