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In January 2014 correspondent Samantha Bee (Daily Show) was interviewing Peter Schiff, an extremely conservative CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, who is strongly against the minimum wage:

Schiff: “If we eliminated the minimum wage law then individuals would be free to accept jobs at whatever pay they’re able to get.”

Bee: “Paint me a picture of a person whose work would be worth $2 an hour.”

Schiff: “You know somebody who might be? Maybe somebody who is, uh, you know, what’s the politically correct word? Uh, you know, uh, for, uh, you know, mentally retarded?”

Bee: […]

Schiff, later on: “I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal… you’re worth what you’re worth.”

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