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(via Crooks and Liars: Fox News Tells Striking Workers to Get Two Jobs and ‘Expect to Get Paid the Minimum Wage’)

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Friday suggested that fast food workers should stop striking for higher pay and get a second job because the minimum wage “was never meant to be a career wage.”

On Thursday, hundreds of restaurant workers in New York City went on strike to demand a wage of at least $15 an hour. The current median wage of $9 an hour puts workers at about $4,500 lower that the poverty threshold of $23,000 for a family of four. The current minimum wage in New York City is $7.25.

"Here’s the deal, you’re a minimum wage worker, that’s an entry-level salary," Fox News host Brian Kilmeade opined on Friday. "If you’re good, you’ll get a raise."

"Minimum wage was never meant to be a career wage. 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," co-host Steve Doocy remarked. "If it is a minimum wage job, expect to get paid the minimum wage."

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    Hahaha. I worked my ass off for four and a half years at Target. Minimum wage was $8 when I started; I got a better...
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    My first retail job (at which I was forced to make deliveries without pay for gas or wear and tear on my car, at which I...
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    It’s amazing how out of touch with reality people on Fox News are.
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    I swear to god, most conservatives don’t have any common sense.
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    I’m just gonna point out that I worked my ass off at Dunks for six fucking years and only got one raise the entire time...
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    The more I see how terrible the world is, the less I want to continue living in it.
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    It doesn’t have to be a “career” wage it just needs to be a LIVABLE wage. Not a “barely survivable” wage. Not a “do I...
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    I swear Fox News’s viewers live in a fucking fantasy world.
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    When you’re on minimum wage, you are lucky if you’re at a company that offers raises for your pay grade at all - and if...
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