Mike Rowe Tells Tucker The ‘Dirty’ Truth About The Job Market — ‘We’re Spoiled…’ [VIDEO]

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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In an interview that aired on Monday’s broadcast of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Mike Rowe told Tucker Carlson that the biggest problem with the American job market is that “we’re spoiled.”

Mike Rowe (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Mike Rowe (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rowe first told The Daily Caller founder how his Profoundly Disconnected Foundation “rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist,” like welders.

The former “Dirty Jobs” host explained that in certain parts of the country, welders can make as much as $140,000 a year, prompting Carlson to ask why more people don’t seek out those types of jobs.

“Maybe one of the barriers, really, are the people guiding them in schools at the secondary level are all liberal arts and poetry majors, not that there’s anything wrong with that,” the Fox News host posed. “They don’t see the dignity in welding, maybe. Is that part of the problem?”


“I think that may be part of the problem,” Rowe answered. “We’re also spoiled in that wonderful way that any advanced society becomes when they flip the switch on and they don’t pause for a second to say, ‘holy crap! I can’t believe the lights came on again.'”

“We’re not properly gobsmacked by the reality of the situation we live in. Consequently, the people who are on the front lines of those jobs are by and large transparent.”

Mike Rowe (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Mike Rowe (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

“We certainly saw that on Dirty Jobs,” he continued. “Honestly, that’s why that show worked.”

Rowe added “that’s also why, to some degree, the election turned out the way it did.”

“When you pay attention to big chunks of people who typically are ignored, interesting things happen.”

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