October 22, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 1/14/2014

"First of all, $10.10 is not the American dream."

-- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio

Can you get by in Florida on earnings of $7.93 an hour?

Florida's minimum wage rose by 14 cents on Jan. 1, which makes it 68 cents higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 but still leaves hundreds of thousands of workers in the state hovering near the poverty line.

Now President Barack Obama wants to give them and millions of others across the country a raise to $10.10 an hour by 2016 through a gradual increase in the federal minimum wage. More than a million Florida workers would benefit because they now make less than $10.10 an hour, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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