The lefties are out of their minds with Greg Gutfeld for saying the following:
Here’s Laura Clawson, a “writer” who doesn’t AT ALL understand the concept of “entry level position” (unless it’s to explain how to facilitate a phallus into an anus) explaining her worldview manifesto on employment.
“The paperboy should be earning A LIVING WAGE!!!!!!!!”
From the Daily Kos (there, has my obligation been fulfilled, because I am a low-science thinking person and I do believe merely linking to them will give me Hep-C.)
“The biggest myth of all time is that sweatshops are bad.” Fox New’s Greg Gutfeld really said that.
Not the tooth fairy or the earth being flat, but that sweatshops are bad. The biggest myth of all time. This is such blatant intentional trolling I hesitated to even mention it.
Dictionary entry for sweatshop.
Going into more detail, Gutfeld seems to be moving from defending unpaid internships to defending poverty wages by claiming that low-wage work is something people—and maybe nations?—do early on when they don’t have skills and then progress rapidly out of as they gain skills. Which, first, is false. A third of low-wage workers have some college education and 38.1 percent are between the ages of 35 and 64. Many employers seeking skilled workers don’t bother paying the wages you might expect for skilled work. So no, low-wage work isn’t a short-term proposition for many Americans.
Second, it should damn well be a basic principle that if you work, you shouldn’t live in poverty. Saying “oh, well, it’s just unskilled people” only raises the question of whether the speaker is more properly described as immoral or amoral. Is it work? Then it deserves a living wage, full stop.