A Fox News guest on Wednesday said that Congress should repeal the federal minimum wage because it was serving as the “Black Teenage Unemployment Act.”
“The minimum wage makes no sense whatsoever to me,” former Reagan economist Art Laffer told Fox News host Jenna Lee. “Honestly it’s just the teenage — Black Teenage Unemployment Act. And this is the very group that we need to have jobs, not be put out of work because of a minimum wage. So, I’m very much in favor of, at least for teenagers, getting rid of the minimum wage.”
American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Michael Strain added that that the minimum wage should also be lowered to $4 an hour for the long-term unemployed because companies did not want to take a “$7.25 an hour risk on that worker.”
Laffer predicted that the country was a lot closer to solving its labor issues because it had seen “the failed policies of the last six, seven years.”
“What we should do is just a low-rate flat tax, spending restraints, sound money, free trade and minimal regulations and get the government the heck out of the way,” he said. “And let the private market solve the problem.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Happening Now, broadcast Jan. 8, 2014.
(h/t: Media Matters)
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggests four more years of Trump might be better for Democratic Party
As Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared headed for a decisive victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, MSNBC host Chris Matthews pondered whether President Donald Trump's re-election might be better for the Democratic establishment than the Vermont senator's multiracial, multigenerational movement taking over the party.
"I'm wondering if Democratic moderates want Bernie Sanders to be President?" said Matthews. "Maybe that's too exciting a question to raise. Do they want Bernie to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? Maybe they'd rather wait 4 years and put in a Democrat that they like."
‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ co-host says Democrats and the media are ‘the agents of Russia’ — not Trump
"Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Pete Hegseth falsely claimed Friday that the media and Democrats are agents of Russia, because they are allegedly attempting to delegitimize President Donald Trump.
"Every single media member in that clip, every single Democrat that parrots what they are saying — they're working together. They are the agents of Russia," Hegseth told "Fox & Friends."
His comments came after the president's favorite morning show aired a montage of media outlets and Democrats discussing a recent report that Russia was trying to help Trump get re-elected.
"This is what Russia wants," Hegseth said. "They want to sow discord, and misinformation and delegitimize our republic — destabilize it — because they are not our friends. And they know that when we're strong, they are in a worse position."
Here is why Gov Roy Cooper is offering ‘honorary’ citizenship for a Canadian Zamboni driver
North Carolina's Democratic governor offered honorary citizenship for a Canadian on Saturday evening in a heartwarming display of sportsmanship.
Gov. Roy Cooper made the offer after a unique situation arose.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were scheduled to play Carolina Hurricanes in hockey, but both of the Marlies' goalies were out with injuries.
So 42-year-old Zamboni drive David Ayres suited up, becoming the second-oldest player to ever make their NHL debut.