Yesterday MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle jumped on Twitter and actually blamed restaurants for not being able to hire people, challenging them to come on her show and discuss what they did with the money Congress gave them:
To every restaurant owner who “can’t find workers bc people are getting paid too much to stay at home”…please join me on @RuhleOnMSNBC to discuss how you spent both rounds of FORGIVEABLE PPP loans & the $28+bn being distributed from American Rescue Plan.#paymore
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) June 9, 2021
She actually blames these restaurants for not paying more in order to attract workers. That’s just like something a leftist would say, especially one who has never owned a restaurant and tried to find the right balance of labor costs and attracting customers. And I’m sure she probably wants these restaurants to pay $15/hr or something, which would likely kill many restaurants.
The thing is, Ruhle knows exactly why the country is in a hiring crisis right now, and it’s because the federal government and states are doling out so much money in unemployment checks that people make more on unemployment than they would getting a paycheck. So they aren’t out looking for jobs because they are comfortable on government assistance.
But instead she decides to blame restaurants, and she got schooled yesterday because of it:
Dear American small business owners: this is what the liberal media thinks of you.
They’ve never run a restaurant themselves, and yet they feel nothing but contempt for those who do. https://t.co/JRr9ryAswx
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 10, 2021
sorry, i just keep coming back to the wall street cash derivatives saleslady dunking on small businesses.
does … does she know what “PPP” stands for?
hint: the first “P” stands for “Paycheck." https://t.co/xq76gebeX4
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) June 9, 2021
She has a ton of replies offering to do just that, but that really wasn't the purpose of this. It's to cast small business owners as evil. NBC News is bad for you, just like all cable news. https://t.co/bwE04fjQbT
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 10, 2021
As a restaurant owner, let me just say, THE LIBERAL MEDIA IS OUT OF TOUCH. https://t.co/9snRVAYhB9
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) June 10, 2021
The *maximum* amount a sole proprietor could get in PPP loans was $20,833.
One person drawing unemployment at the average rate during the pandemic made ~ $50,000.
You should be talking to people refusing to return to work, not business owners taking losses just to stay open. https://t.co/aVRgEAzwbX
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) June 9, 2021
MSNBC going after small businesses that can't afford to pay people more than the government is. https://t.co/K8cZEfQHpZ
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) June 9, 2021