Florida Gov. Rick Scott has finally stopped ducking questions and taken a small step toward honesty about his position on the minimum wage. Scott opposes raising the minimum wage. Anyone who's paying attention knows this. But he apparently doesn't want the voters of his state to see him saying
so openly, so he's been refusing to answer questions about it, as if "I support more jobs" is not so blatant a dodge that you can't just add "but not a higher minimum wage" onto the end of that sentence for yourself.
Presumably Scott's campaign told him that it would, in fact, be bad for his re-election if footage circulated showing him openly supporting a poverty wage. But instead, what he got was weeks of questions about why he wasn't answering direct questions, followed by having to come out and say no, he doesn't support raising the minimum wage. I guess what all that ducking and weaving bought him was time to come up with an answer trying to make the minimum wage a President Obama issue, rather than the majority-of-the-American-people issue it actually is.
Florida's minimum wage is currently $7.93 per hour, which is in fact above the federal level. But it's still less than $16,500 for a year of full-time work, which means Florida's workers still need a raise—and Rick Scott doesn't want them to have it.