If there's one thing you can count on from Fox "news," it's consistency, and despite the fact that we're still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that they've done their damndest to make worse, they're still bashing people receiving unemployment benefits.
Granted, the pandemic has made it a lot harder for them to do their usual schtick, but that hasn't stopped them from running segments like the one above.
Host Neil Cavuto showed a portion of an interview he did with a Florida restaurant owner on Friday where he was complaining to Cavuto that business is booming but he can't find another 90 people that want to work for $8.75 an hour now that the federal government has provided extended unemployment benefits for those affected by the pandemic through September.
Here's Cavuto and his guest Dan Geltrude carping about the restaurant owner having to "compete" with the federal government for his workers.
GELTRUDE: He's in competition with the federal government. That's what the federal government has done here, Neil. Perhaps it was an unintended consequence. Who knows? But if you think about supply and demand, because the federal government is keeping people on the sideline, employers are going to have to pay more to get workers. What's that going to do? That's going to increase their wages and ultimately that gets passed on to consumers.
Florida has some of the stingiest unemployment benefits in the country, $275 a week for a maximum of 12 weeks thanks to the Republicans running their state. Their minimum wage just increased from a whopping $8.56 per hour to $8.65 per hour and will increase to $10.00 an hour in September. It's $5.63 an hour for tipped workers.
Rather than discuss how anyone is supposed to actually survive on those wages, Fox would prefer to keep people angry and agitated at those receiving government assistance, and they continue to paint them as a bunch of lazy moochers who don't want to work.