Raising the minimum wage is a super-sized nothingburger to the “Fox & Friends” hosts.
While tearing into the House’s recently passed bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and criticizing Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for supporting a $20 minimum wage, co-host Brian Kilmeade ranted about how raising the minimum wage would “destroy small businesses” by encouraging people to make low-paying jobs into a career.
“If your one job doesn’t pay enough, guess what you do, you get another job. That’s what you do in your 20s,” Kilmeade said. “Having two jobs, part-time jobs, while going to school is something people have done since the turn of the last century.”
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt then piggybacked off of Kilmeade’s argument of how a minimum wage job such as waiting tables is “not meant to be a career” before going off on a tangent about tipping at places like McDonald’s — where employees do not earn tips.
“If you’re working at a McDonald’s or a small little restaurant where you’re making tips, you’re right,” Earhardt said. “If you’re nice to the people, you make a lot of money.”
Watch the “Fox & Friends” hosts take issue with raising the minimum wage below:
"Fox & Friends" host Ainsley Earhardt suggests workers at McDonald's earn tips. pic.twitter.com/K41vlQwAQq
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