Florida Gov. Rick Scott attacks Calif.’s minimum wage increase

Florida Gov. Rick Scott attacks Calif.’s minimum wage increase

Enterprise Florida, a public-private organization devoted to the state's economic development, has launched a new radio ad attacking California's minimum wage increase and urging businesses to move to the Sunshine State.

In the one-minute radio ad, a woman says that California is a beautiful place but the government's decision to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour would make it just unaffordable for businesses.

Attacking California's minimum wage decision, the woman says, "That's how many California jobs will be lost thanks to the politicians raising the minimum wage . It's time to leave California. ... This place is beautiful, but you just can't afford to live here."

In the same ad, the woman suggests that businesses should move to Florida, where they would receive several benefits.

The Enterprise Florida organization is run by Gov. Rick Scott (R), who has made several trips to California and other states led by Democratic governors to encourage companies to move to Florida.

After California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill designed to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, Scott promptly criticized the decision, saying it would cost the Golden State more than 700,000 jobs in the coming few years.