Laura Ingraham and Jon Taffer suggest treating workers like hungry dogs
Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham and “Bar Rescue” host Jon Taffer are unhappy that millions of Americans are using pandemic unemployment checks to avoid taking low-paying jobs out of desperation.
On Thursday night, the two criticized people who are using those checks as leverage to get better jobs and better wages.
In the process of complaining about the possibility of … ouch! – pay living wages to workers whose real wages have been stagnant for decadesIngraham suggested cruelly, “What if we just cut unemployment? “before pointing out:” Hunger is a very powerful thing. “
Taffer was willing to cut off cash flow to his fellow citizens, although he personally had no trouble accepting two PPP loans totaling $ 60,858 from the Small Business Association, according to FederalPay.org.
He supported Ingraham’s suggestion comparing American workers to military dogs.
“They only feed a military dog at night, because a hungry dog is an obedient dog. Well, if we’re not making people hungry for work … ”he trailed off.
Laura Ingraham: “What if we just cut unemployment? Hunger is a very powerful thing.”
Bar Rescue guy: “They only feed a military dog at night, because a hungry dog is an obedient dog. Well, if we’re not making people hungry for work …” pic.twitter.com/Pw5C6n6l02
– Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 13, 2021
Unsurprisingly, Twitter’s reactions to the duo’s crude comments were swift and furious.
It always amazes me when guys like Jon Taffer go on TV and compare restaurant employees to dogs. Hey, good luck next time you’re at a restaurant, buddy. https://t.co/nmndm3C3d8
– Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 13, 2021
If we don’t get people back to working terrible, low-paying jobs to survive, Jon Taffer won’t be able to yell and yell at the inept bosses he wants to see in charge again! https://t.co/jF0UjDF2JK
– Meredith Haggerty (@manymanywords) August 13, 2021
“What about their children? We could easily kidnap poor people’s families and refuse to return them until they do a certain number of shifts. Kidnapping is a great motivator.” https://t.co/Q3iFaptPrE
– Luke Darby (@dukelarby) August 13, 2021
The fear of death from fleeting exposure to any living human body is also quite a powerful thing. https://t.co/qmEbxUCyf2
– Zinnia ” ROGD ” Jones 🧙♀️🌚 (@ZJemptv) August 13, 2021
It sounds like something Jesus would say. https://t.co/BL22T3MzBl
– Gray DeLisle-Griffin (@GreyDeLisle) August 13, 2021
If people do not return to work because they earn more from unemployment, they must reevaluate their salary.
If they refuse to work for you because you refuse to take basic health and safety precautions, you should reevaluate their policies.
Is not difficult. https://t.co/N1adi7a6Nl
– Jax persists (@LadyJayPersists) August 13, 2021
Some wondered about the possible consequences.
John Taffer is about to open a restaurant in DC in the next few weeks; it would be a real shame if no one went or if the staff just quit or something https://t.co/IRps40X9I2
– William Goodman (@goodmanw) August 13, 2021
Others found it remarkable that they were willing to say the quiet part out loud.
Well, America, at least you know what these two rich men and their friends think of you … https://t.co/SfBkhslDnh
– Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) August 13, 2021
Barbarian. It exposes the dividing line between capitalist and socialist ideology: should the people exist to serve the economy, or should the economy exist to serve the people? https://t.co/LAPNTOnPDq
– Meagan’s Day (@meaganmday) August 13, 2021
One person kept thinking about dogs.
WTF, is it about military dogs starving? IS THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING? HOW CAN YOU RESCUE THOSE DOGS INSTEAD OF BARS? https://t.co/6tlK57pSmf
– DLM Sac Punch Line by Doug Benson Saturday at 4:20! (@DougBenson) August 13, 2021
Another pointed to the hypocrisy of accepting handouts from the government and then criticizing others who do the same.
So when other people depend on government help, is it just that they’re lazy to you? Just to clarify. Because those are some expensive boot straps that you’re pulling. pic.twitter.com/0L8Geil29z
– Tommy Pistol vs ト ミ ー ピ ス ト ル (@TommyPistol) August 13, 2021
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