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Ben Shapiro: If Job Doesn’t Pay Enough That’s the Employees Fault

There has been a lot of talks in recent years of a $15 minimum wage across the country. Some states have adopted the idea, though it has failed at a federal level. Democrats have been supportive of the idea while Republicans have generally been against it.

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Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro discussed wages of the working class during his Wednesday podcast. He posited that if employees aren’t happy with the pay they make at their job, they shouldn’t have taken that job in the first place.

Shapiro made the comments while discussing Americans who have to work two jobs to make ends meet. He told his audience, “”If you had to work more than one job to have a roof over your head or food on the table, you probably shouldn’t have taken the job that’s not paying you enough. That’d be a you problem.”

He also called the idea that many people that are working two jobs “just untrue.” He claimed that people that do so are often doing it for extra income of to gain additional experience.

Shapiro was immediately the subject of criticism both for his words as well as his background. Writer and activist, Charlotte Clymer, had the most stinging controversy of all. She tweeted:

“Ben Shapiro is the child of a television studio executive and film composer and grew up in Hollywood as a private school dilettante who got his high school education for a tuition comparable to most Ivy League universities. Of course he doesn’t understand the working class.”