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The freelance and gig economy has seen their numbers swell as millions of Americans quit their jobs during the pandemic to take their financial future and job arrangements into their own hands, and have been seeing great results. But on Wednesday’s edition of The View, the ABC hosts touted a Beyoncé song about the Great Resignation and used it to warp the movement into one about socialism with demands for a $26-per-hour minimum wage hike.
“Beyoncé’s latest song ‘Break My Soul’ helps celebrates the 47 million Americans who say they left the workplace to find employment on their own terms,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg announced.
After playing a soundbite of the song, co-host Joy Behar said it reminded her of Johnny Paycheck’s 1977 classic “Take This Job and Shove It,” and teed up her push for the massive wage hike: “So, in 1977, that song was, and, you know, back in the day, the minimum wage was very low. Now it's, what? $7-something an hour?”