Fox host: It is a "tragedy" that municipalities are raising the minimum wage to provide a living wage

Fox host: It is a "tragedy" that municipalities are raising the minimum wage to provide a living wage

Varney: "We're pricing out entry-level jobs. You know, there's no such thing as an entry-level job any longer."

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From the August 23 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STUART VARNEY (HOST, FOX BUSINESS): Forgive me for using strong language, but I think this is a tragedy. We will never know how many thousands or millions of youngsters do not get their start in the workplace because they've been priced out of it. We're pricing out entry-level jobs. You know, there's no such thing as an entry-level job any longer. If you've got a job, it has to pay for a family of four, it's got to be a living wage. 

Well, what about those people that want to get in on the ground floor, learn a few skills, they're prepared to take a lower price per hour just to get in and get started? It's a tragedy that those people will not be getting those jobs. What a shame.

Previously:

Fox's Stuart Varney: Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour is "a tragedy"

Fox claims wages are going up. They're actually falling.

Former McDonald's CEO attacks entry-level workers, $15 minimum wage on Fox Business

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