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John Oliver “So, that is the case for a higher wage.  What is the case against?”

Fox Reporter #1 “Only in America can our politicians bemoan a liveable wage, forgetting a lot of folks would be grateful for any wage.”

Fox Reporter #2 “People are not in poverty because they’re making minimum wage.”

CNBC Reporter “What we’re talking about is rewarding mediocrity.”

Fox Reporter #3 “The first step on a ladder, is not supposed to be comfortable.  You’re not supposed to be hanging out there.  If you double the salary, you turn that rung into a hammock.”

Oliver “Exactly!  You remove the incentive.  If you raise the minimum wage, people will never stop working in the fast food industry.  They’ll get so comfortable in those hot kitchens, and in their acrylic uniforms, relaxing in that grease fog, smelling of processed meat no matter how many showers they take. It’s luxury, that’s his point.”


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