Fox Business' Stuart Varney: “A living wage is not a right. It simply is not a right.”

From the February 27 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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SUSAN LI (FOX BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT): This is lighting up social media and I would say people are taking both sides of this point. So [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)], here's her tweet back, I call it a clapback, shall we: “As a person who actually worked for tips and hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it secondhand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live. A living wage isn't a gift, it's a right.” 


LI: “Workers are often paid far less then the value they create.” Let me finish here. 

VARNEY: I know. OK, OK, OK.

LI: And this is in response to Ivanka's criticism there that Americans want to earn their paychecks, they don't want handouts. Now AOC does contend that, she goes on to say, “Imagine attacking a jobs guarantee by saying people prefer to earn money???” Question mark, question mark, question mark. I would say yes, people do want to earn money. Why be given something when you should go and earn it.

VARNEY: Right. And a living wage is not a right. It simply is not a right.


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