Fox News guest says the outcasts, minorities and poor aren’t worth paying $ 15 an hour [Video]
Over the past decades, wage growth has stagnated in the country. Democrats pushed to change that. Joe biden mentionned during a speech to Congress in April, “There should be a national minimum wage of $ 15 an hour. No one working 40 hours a week should live below the poverty line.
The Conservatives and their media ecosystem disagree. Fox News hosts regularly tell their viewers that a minimum wage of $ 15 is not worth it. On Tuesday, the network welcomed a guest who said some workers are just not worth that kind of pay.
Art Laffer, a conservative economist was a guest on Sandra Smith’s show. He Told the host:
“Yes, for those people, Sandra, who are entering the labor market fresh – not the old people who have been there for a while – the poor, the minorities the excluded, the less educated, the young people who have not had work experience. These people are not worth $ 15 an hour in most cases.
And so when you have a minimum wage of $ 15 an hour, they don’t get that first job, they don’t get the skills to earn above the minimum wage. And after a few years, they become unemployable. And after they become unemployable, they become hostile, and what you will find is that this technology has created a subclass of people who are just pulling out of the workforce and will stay that way for most of their lives. . . And I think it’s just a tragedy. I love technology, but technology is replacing the jobs of these people. And he’s a killer. It’s a killer only for the people who need help the most.
Watch the offensive comments below, courtesy of the Fox News Network:
Fox guest Art Laffer: For people entering the workforce fresh, not the old – the poor, the minorities, the excluded, the less educated, the young who haven’t had the work experience – these people are not worth $ 15 an hour in most cases pic.twitter.com/P6R8yATW0D
– Lis Power (@ LisPower1) June 8, 2021
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based political and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics and spending time ashore with his family.