Juan Williams clobbered for having ‘absolutely no clue what’s happening’ outside his Beltway bubble

On Monday, the co-host of “The Five” Juan Williams stated during the show that there is no labor shortage or inflation in America. His statement was pounced upon by Fox contributor Johnny Joey Jones who tweeted that Williams had “absolutely no clue what’s happening across the country.”

Williams jaw-droppingly claimed: “If we really had a labor shortage, I think you would see wage rates go up and we are not seeing wages suddenly skyrocketing because there is a labor shortage in America. That is not the case. In fact, I would also say there is no sign of inflation out there.”

Jones slammed Williams via Twitter: “Hey @TheJuanWilliams It’s not ‘petty’ to see the gas pumps 1/4 mile from my house shut down. It’s not ‘petty’ to see small town restaurants closing because they can’t find servers, it’s not ‘petty’ to get videos from friends in Israel showing rockets exploding and sirens blaring.”

He added: “The problem with having people who only live in DC and NYC talk about what’s happening in the country is that they only live in DC and NYC and have absolutely no clue what’s happening across our country.”

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The segment on the show addressed Americans being paid to stay home on unemployment and the rising hidden cost of inflation that is affecting everything we buy now from food, to housing, to gas.

Williams was also savaged during the segment by co-host Jesse Watters:

Hey, Juan you want to talk about commodity prices? Gasoline, food, lumber… everything’s gone up and that is actually in our research packet. So how did I read the research and you didn’t? That’s a first. Second of all, $800 a week with unemployment benefits. All right. $800 a week. Let’s say your wife also gets $800 a week. You know how much that adds up to a year, Juan? That’s 80 grand a year for, as Dana said, staying on your couch. A rational decision to stay on your couch when you’re making $15,000 above the median income level, that is a lot of money. That is a lot of money, Juan.

You’re gonna now say… and this is what Biden said, which was probably the dumbest thing he has ever said, that’s why he’s an economic illiterate as Greg suggests. He goes, well you know what? Why don’t businesses just raise wages? Oh, like the small businesses are like Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, just like throwing around $20 million contracts and signing free agents in the off-season. These are mom-and-pop retail shops and restaurant owners. They are not just going to be like you know what… Dishwasher. Let’s give you 40 grand. Hostess, let’s give you $35,000. They are small profit margins, Juan. They don’t have money like that to just raise wages. You gotta be outta your mind!

Rep. Jim Jordan also scorched the Biden administration on Friday for incentivizing unemployment and promoting the labor shortage that Williams claims doesn’t exist: “Seven million jobs open and last month only [about] 260,000 were filled. Doesn’t take a genius to figure this out.”

He added: “When you pay people not to work, you shouldn’t be surprised when you can’t find workers. So that’s the problem and these governors are reacting to what every single employer across our district and across our state and frankly around our country I have had a chance to visit with.” And he hammered Biden over continuing the practice: “Every single one says they can’t find people to work. They are hiring anyone that they can find but they just can’t find these people. I think this is just good common sense and telling the Biden administration time to knock this stuff off.”

“Imagine that, when you incentivize work you get more work, and when you disincentivize it, you get less of it. This is just good old-fashioned common sense something that seems to be in short supply with the Biden administration,” Jordan concluded.

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Commenters on Twitter did not have a lot of respect for Juan Willaims:

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