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Fox Yakker: Overtime Pay Is Just A 'Giveaway'

Fox Business commentator Elizabeth MacDonald was brimming over with goodwill for workers everywhere.
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So that we're clear, let it be stated for the record that Fox News does not believe in overtime pay or a minimum wage because workers are just a bunch of leeches who are always wanting more.

Except Fox News also thinks people who don't work are leeches too, so I guess that means Fox News just prefers indentured servitude or something worse. I'm sure they think we never had it so good than when employees were working 60-hour weeks with no overtime, because they're going after President Obama's new initiatives with a vengeance.

Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt explained on Wednesday that she was happy that she was not paid overtime when she started her career.

“I was making 20-some-odd-thousand dollars with my first job as a reporter, and I always said yes to everything that they asked me to do,” she recalled. “And that might have been staying until 2 a.m., you just do it because you know that if you are the ‘yes girl’ or ‘yes guy’ then you are just going to continue to excel. And you’re going to get the next raise. And with the next contract, you can ask for more money.”

Co-host Sandra Smith noted that former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi had told Fox News that “these jobs are not careers.”

“These are not end-all, be-alls. This should be a path to a greater lifelong career,” Smith opined. “So to say that we need to give these people raises, it’s almost like it would encourage them to stay as an hourly employee flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s.”

“That’s a good job when you need it, it’s not supposed to be a career.”

Fox Business Network stocks editor Elisabeth MacDonald worried that paying overtime would create a “permanent minimum wage club” in America.

“The president is making these moves, he’s doing these giveaways just to appease his union base,” MacDonald insisted. “I’m really, really convinced of that.”

Uh. Union members get overtime pay. It's the rest of us out there without a paddle in the boat called underemployment who get nothing. But that's beside the point anyway.


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Who on God's green earth would be happy to work twice the hours for half the pay? If the folks on this show think that's just awesome they need some serious re-education.

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