Fox: The Minimum Wage Should Not Be Raised Because People Can Receive Tips

JakeThomas

No need to raise the minimum wage when you can live off tips at...McDonalds?

Raising the federal minimum wage — a goal of progressive Democrats — is a non-starter for Fox & Friends co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt, because tips are a thing.

Discussing the issue on Tuesday morning, Kilmeade started off with an attempt to connect with the average American, saying, “Like many of you, I've had probably about five​ to ​seven tipped jobs.”

He then noted that he was able to make good money and added if “you work hard​,​ you get great tips​, and​ ​if​ you​'​re good, ​guess what, ​other restaurants want you.”

One job not enough to keep you afloat through college? Get a second job, Kilmeade said.

“That's what you do in your 20s. ​Having two​ jobs,​ part-time jobs​, while going to school​ is something people have done since the turn of the last century. ​And now all of a sudden people want to make that job something you can make a career out of while destroying small businesses. ​And ​those owners work about 60 hours a week. ​And now you're telling them their labor force ​has got to make more, maybe, than they do? Forget it.”

Earhardt chimed in with agreement, saying that minimum wage and tipped jobs are not meant to be full-time careers anyway. Still, she said, people working such jobs make great money:

“If you're working at ​a ​McDonald's or a small little restaurant​ where you're making tips​, you​'​re right. If you​'​re nice to the people, you make a lot of money.”

Watch the exchange here.

Comments (5)
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Liesha
Liesha

Seriously?!? Are these people stupid?! Fast food workers don’t make tips!! Cashiers don’t make tips, stock people don’t make tips, the list goes on for jobs that don’t tip. These people have no idea what they are talking about. They all make salary pay. When was the last time any of them worked a regular minimum wage job? Not everyone can get a job wearing a suit and tie and make salary. Most jobs only pay minimum wage, and minimum wage is not livable income. I work full time and go to school, I make minimum wage, my husband too. We both work full time, and barely make it. The average American needs to make 40,000+ a year to live in most states like NJ and NY. Cost of living is higher then minimum wage. And in a lot of cases cost of living is higher then what most people making salary make. So yes minimum wage needs to be raised, and the cost of living needs to be lowered. But of course when minimum wage is raised the cost of living goes up. Which is totally asinine. Low minimum wage is why a good portion of Americans are stuck in crappy situations.

Phil B.
Phil B.

They just want to guarantee that a certain segment of the working population stays in poverty. More money for the people on top.

Singlemom1981
Singlemom1981

I am a single mom that bust her butt everyday and I work in a NON tipping establishment. It is a automatically fired if someone keeps the tips. Not everyone has been handed million dollar jobs. I only make 19 thousand a year. I work Non-Stop to make ends meet I do not tend to my health because that means I have to take off days and I cannot afford that and for the day I am off I make doctor's appointments for my children because they always come first. Why is it that people that are financially stable never worried and think the world is in color but life does not work like that nor does the world.

Kevin P.
Kevin P.

I love how so many people have no clue what the real world is about.....

I'm going to make this as simple as I can for this new generation of I want everything free.....

I am 43-years-old.... I graduated high school in 1995. In 1994- 1995 I was allowed to leave campus for lunch. My buddies and I would go to McDonalds. One guy would order a Large Soda with there meal, and we would rotate who would do it.

If it wasn't my turn, I ordered the same thing everyday, 3 Hanburgers which was $.99 for all 3.... with State/County tax it came to $1.04. For four cents over a dollar I could fill my belly with 3 McDonalds Hamburgers...

We would go to Burger King on Wednesday, cause it was Whopper Wednesday....every Whopper $0.99.

When's the last time you saw prices like that? Before the raised Minimum Wage 3 times....

What part of.... IF LABOR COST GO UP....SO DO PRODUCTION COSTS...AND THAT COST IS PASSED TO THE CONSUMER....

People are just dumb... a minimum wage job....is NOT a career....and if you can't find ANYTHING but minimum wage jobs, and you are an adult....maybe you need to look on the mirror and figure out what is wrong with YOU!!!

WheatcentSnake2020
WheatcentSnake2020

Do you realize that SERVERS DO NOT MAKE MINIMUM WAGE??
In Indiana they make between $2.30-$2.75 an hour plus tips.
If they're lucky and make $60 in tios, they still have to tip out the bartender, the other people that clear/set up tables.
So they make $30 in tips plus their hourly wage.
THEY BUST THEIR ASSES FOR THISE TIPS, AND PAY TAXES ON THEM ALSO.
A server will work 12 hour days, 7 days a week to survive.
Coukd you do what they do???


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