Larry Kudlow: Small businesses can't afford $20 minimum wage

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow responded to Rep. Rashida Tlaib's call for a $20 minimum wage.

Kudlow said that small businesses can't afford to pay a $20 an hour wage and this would force business to cut jobs.

Tlaib made these statements at an event in Detroit on Sunday night. She said, "Now I think it should be $20 -- make sure America Rising hears that it should be $20 an hour -- $18 to $20 an hour at this point. ... They say all of this is going to raise the cost, but I can tell you, milk has gone up, eggs have gone up, everything has gone up. The cost of a lot of things that we need has gone up already."

Larry Kudlow was asked on Fox & Friends if he supported Tlaib’s call for a federal $20 minimum wage.

"Some wages go up for some set number of millions of workers, but we also lose millions of jobs because a lot of these small businesses can't afford it," said Kudlow.

Do you support a $20 an hour minimum wage?

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