Demonstrating the depth of his insight into the problems of low-wage workers, GOP Rep. Bill Young of Florida recently “discussed” the issue with a voter in St. Petersburg. Appropriately enough, the exchange between the congressman and the commoner came on the Fourth of July. Noting that there’s a bill in Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour, the citizen asked his representative: “Do you support that?”

Young: Probably not.

Citizen: Ten bucks. That would give us a living wage.

Young: How about getting a job?

Citizen: I do have one.

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Young: Well, why do you want that benefit? Get a job.

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