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Multimillionaire Sean Hannity Says Americans Need To Work Two Jobs Instead Of Accepting Government Assistance

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:

“Socialism will always end this way — with unfulfilled promises, lofty promises. You — you think it’s a great thing, ‘I don’t have to worry about these things anymore. Ah, thank goodness. Alright, I don’t have to worry about getting a college fund for my kids. I don’t have to worry about my healthcare. I even have government guaranteed retirement — I’m gonna have — I’m gonna have daycare if I have kids,’ blah, blah, blah.

“Sounds great — they’ll never pull it off because they can’t afford it. Socialism’s great until you run out of other people’s money.”

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:

“And then after the promises are unfulfilled, then the next problem occurs — and that is — it results in dependency and more poverty.  And the last thing that you gotta calculate – depending on what manifestation this fully takes on in the end: How much freedom did you give up in the name of false security created by people that when you look deep inside, didn’t really want to promise anything. They wanted to make you dependent on them so they can stay in power. It’s that simple. That’s what is — that’s the game that they play. It sounds appealing.”

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?

“Here’s my unsolicited advice to all of you, my wonderful radio family. Can’t do this show without you.

“Don’t rely on the government for anything. Rely on yourself. Go out, work hard. Work two jobs, like my parents did. Save as much as you can so you can make choices down the road.” 

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: