Watch Bill Gates school MSNBC’s Mika on minimum wage; she didn’t like his non-liberal answer

Like most MSNBC personalities, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski feels no need to be subtle when pushing her liberal thoughts on the public. It works out well since the public can’t talk back to her.

Brzezinski found out Tuesday what happens when you have a business-savvy billionaire on as a guest and you ask him about raising the minimum wage.

Not everyone’s drinking the Kool-Aid on the $15 hamburger. And Bill Gates can obviously do the math on this issue.

Brzezinski did her best to load the question in favor of a typical liberal response:

“What do you think about the minimum wage? Should it be raised? And should we want to see models more like Costco – where companies pay their employees a lot more than the minimum wage?”

Microsoft’s co-founder wasn’t biting on that apple.

“Well, jobs are a great thing. You have to be a bit careful that if you raise the minimum wage, you’re encouraging labor substitution. You’re going to go buying machines and automate things — or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. But, if you really start pushing it, then you’re just making a huge trade-off.”

After shutting down Brzezinski’s feeble attempt at arguing with him, Gates mercifully wiped the confused look off her face by saying, “these are complex issues. It’s not as simple as saying ‘OK just raise the wage’ and all of a sudden . . .”

Nice try, Mika. I hope you were paying attention. Watch out for those “complex issues.”

Clip from ( Joe Walsh) You Tube

H/T: Independent Journal Review

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Michele Kirk is a writer, editor, and field reporter for BizPac Review. Michele can be reached at michele@bizpacreview.com & @michelekirkbpr
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  • Sondra

    Bill Gates is a person to listen to…he makes sense…

    • Beadbabe16
      • Marilyn Z

        That might have been an extremely interesting discussion, but she is hardly the person to start it. If the impact of raising the minimum wage is beyond her…this would certainly be her undoing.

      • DocHollywood_2

        That doesn’t have anything to do with minimum wage. Lets stay on topic.

        • JHorvathJr

          Labor substitution and jobs loss has nothing to do with minimum wage? Are you saying “what does it matter” (like Hillary). He’s telling you that only 11% of minimum wage earners come from poverty, that the large majority are teenagers in wealthy house holds. Most poor families what more than minimum wage and part time. They need real secure jobs with career potential, not government welface or government jobs that come and go with budget needs.

          • DocHollywood_2

            And your point?

          • silkay

            JHorvathJr- You misunderstood. DocHollywood was referring to BeadBabe16′s link to ScienceMag.org about Bill Gate’s investment in geoengineering. Carry on . . .

    • Abunchofbullshit

      yeah, right, then ask him about Common Core!!

      • Marilyn Z

        Oh, now….I would love to hear that discussion, but I doubt this woman has any idea what that is and even if she did, she probably would not understand the problem.

      • Sondra

        I see your point…thanks

    • wiselatina2theright

      on this issue, yes. On building a business, yes. on abortion, no, on immigration reform, no.,

      • Sondra

        He’s not running for President, thank heavens.

  • TheQuickening

    Gee.. Gosh, Sorry you didn’t get the agenda support you were looking for! By all means lets have burger flippers at $15.00 per hour -no wait lets make it $20.00 per hour! Enjoy your selection of the 8.00 “value” cheeseburger the size of a hockey puck and don’t forget the $2.00 squirt of casup.

    • Robert Laurel

      For only 12.40 more you can get the large soda and fries.
      Would you like an apple pie to go with that for an extra 5.99

      • JHorvathJr

        I don’t buy burgers; it’s too expensive for a family of four. Buy ground beef and cook them at home, without fillers and pumped up prices for bums condiments and someone to wash the bathroom during work hours (yeah, right, EVERYONE washes their hands afterward!

  • PatriotInk

    Mika got her shallow commie nonsense from her Communist dad. She should have “vetted” Gates before the dog and pony show to keep from being exposed for the complete and utter low information fool that she is.

    • Mlm46

      Now, that’s telling it like it is! Good response!

    • zeprin

      Nice idea. But just how do you vet your Bosses, Bosses, Boss? Remember just what the MS in MSNBC stands for.

      • pevans1

        Marxist, Socialist?

        • zeprin

          MICRO-SOFT.

          • JHorvathJr

            For MICRO brains giving SOFT news?

  • alanhenderson
    • Marilyn Z

      I believe you are right on the money. Liberals cannot grasp the fact that not everyone agrees with their STUPIDITY.

      • alanhenderson

        The problem regarding this issue is that the Mikas don’t realize that wage levels must be tied to the value of what is being produced. Building a car creates far more value than building a Burrito Supreme. Wages must reflect that.

  • Chris Scheer

    $7 “value menu” coming right up…

    • Robert Laurel

      7 not for long, more like 12.50

  • Joanne Styslinger

    Only college graduates need apply if minimum wage at a fast food joint goes to $15, and for the unskilled worker applying for that position you are now out of luck. 90 million currently unemployed raise the minimum wage again and expect 180 million unemployed workers. Just common sense and my opinion.

    • rfrichey

      Joanne, Your’e not being fair to the lib-dems, do you not know that you can’t throw common sense into the equation? I’m 72 years old and now I see perfectly what my mom kept telling me and my 3 sibs about an ounce of common sense would beat a pound of book learning.

    • Eric Goodman

      I guarantee that if the minimum wage is raised to $15 or even $20 per hour, many of the college would not take the jobs anyway. I know from first hand experience that there is a huge mindset among young college graduates and students that fast food and other jobs like it are beneath them. They have been indoctrinated by their professors that because they have a college degree, they are automatically qualified for “high skilled” jobs. Plus they have to pay back those student loans. Oh, wait-there are programs that forgive any balance of a student loan in as little as 10 years. Go to the FAFSA website if you want to see the government’s repayment options.

      • JHorvathJr

        more likely a ton of book learning. What passes for learing in Teacher Union daycare is hardly ‘learning’: students are lied to, misdirected, given rosy pictures of the wefare state, invention and progress in one party states, drivel and Dumba$$ comments on America, the Evil Empire! I am very happy to be OUT of the classroom when administrations cater to the lowest denomiator — no longer even the lowest COMMON denominator.

    • Mark Bunster

      And wrong, factually.

  • SEGrady

    Someone below astutely pointed out that if you pay fast food workers $15 or $20 an hour, you should then enjoy your $8 value menu burger. True, because the only way to pay them that wage and not have the price go up is if government starts subsidizing fast food restaurants…and we can see how well that has worked in other markets of our economy! smh

    • ArtStoneUS

      Like having restaurants accept SNAP cards? (formerly known as food stamps). There have been several trials of that concept. They didn’t install credit card readers without thinking down the road to when government would pay for the happy meals.

      • Charles Caswell

        That should not be allowed. I took food stampe for 6 months. When I went to cancel them the woman tried to talk me into taking them because I was eligible. I did not need them anymore. Pride.

  • Bouncerquinn

    Nice job Bill!!

  • buck

    (M)ika (S)hould (N)ow (B)e (C)anned. MSNBC
    She’s an idiot.

  • Lisa from Boca

    The business community creates jobs and they know very well what works and doesn’t work. Unfortunately ,the government is run by people who have never run a business.They come up with these crazy notions like raise the minimum wage and think it is actually going to help when it really hurts the economy.