Fox News host Sean Hannity — who has a net worth of approximately $250 million and earns an annual salary of over $40 million — has a message for anyone who’s struggling to make ends meet or put food on the table for themselves and their family: Get a second job and don’t you dare accept any food stamps or other government assistance.
According to Media Matters For America, Hannity made the remarks about refusing government assistance on the Thursday edition of his radio show:
But the Fox host was just getting warmed up, giving a full-throated endorsement of predatory capitalism that creates billionaires but leaves children and veterans starving and homeless:
Yeah, freedom is so much more important than a roof over your head or something to eat. Sure, you’re starving and living in a cardboard box, but at least you have you FREEDOM! Try paying your bills with a big batch of American freedom and see how that turns out.
The solution, according to Hannity, is working two jobs. Because who needs sleep, right?
So let’s take a closer look at Hannity’s math regarding the working two jobs suggestion:
You have two full-time (40 hours a week) minimum wage jobs that pay $7.25 an hour. That means you’ll earn $2320.00 a month. After taxes, you might see $2000 of that.
Multiply $2,000 by 12 and you wind up with $24,000, which is what you’re supposed to pay rent, buy groceries, and use for utilities, clothes, etc. with. How long is that going to keep your family afloat? And how long can most people work two jobs before they collapse from exhaustion?
Here’s a better idea: Tax rich assholes like Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Rupert Murdoch, etc. at a 50% rate. Then take that money and invest in things like infrastructure, schools, health care, and food security.
Hannity is a greedy douchebag. He’s got his millions, and the rest of us can starve for all he cares.
Here’s the audio from Sean’s radio show: