From AATTP contributing author Sky Palma
In a disturbing bit of rationale from Fox & Friends this Friday, fast food workers who are striking for higher pay should give up on that endeavor and get a second job — since minimum wage “was never meant to be a career wage.”
“Here’s the deal, you’re a minimum wage worker, that’s an entry-level salary,” Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade said in the segment. “If you’re good, you’ll get a raise.”
“Minimum wage was never meant to be a career wage,” he went on to say. “If you work hard you will get higher — you will get more money. Here’s the other thing, as hard as it is in some cases, because you are a single mom or a single dad, you’ve got to get another job. You’ve got to get another job on top of that so you have two incomes.”
“Brian you hit on the nose, I think, the key thing,” Steve Doocy remarked. “If it is a minimum wage job, expect to get paid the minimum wage.”
“The National Restaurant Association said that they provide 13 million jobs, and those jobs could be jeopardized across the country if the minimum wage goes up,” he added. “The industry says one of the best paths to achieving the American dream is to start with an entry level, minimum-wage job that is minimum wage.”
In a recent poll, nearly 60 percent of Americans said that they feel conservatives don’t have “compassion or empathy” when it comes to the struggling working populace. When listening to the panel of Fox & Friends discuss the hardships of working Americans, it’s not hard to see where people get that idea.
Watch a portion of the Fox & Friends segment in the video below, courtesy of Media Matters: