Dear minimum wage protesters,
Normally I would just riff on you for a few hundred words. I'd point out that the news clips I saw today filled my screen with mostly obese people holding signs, many in Spanish, demanding 15 bucks an hour for a job that requires less skill than broom weaving at the local Sheltered Workshop. I would also tell you that the majority of you probably have no idea what you are really asking, let alone who you expect to dig into their pockets.
You happen to have caught me in a transitional stage, I don't want to deride you, I want to help. So try to keep up, and close your mouth when you read, a slack jaw will make you appear to be a dullard.
The majority of McDonald's are owned by a Franchisee. The McDonald's corporation is basically a wholesale supplier. Ronald McDonald isn't kicked back in a leather chair, wall to wall ball pit for carpet, in some ritzy bright red and yellow McMansion. Ronnie McD is as unreal as your belief that you are owed a living wage. You aren't. Contrary to what you have been told by poverty pimps and
Minimum wage jobs are ENTRY LEVEL JOBS. Nobody ever got rich or out of poverty by washing lettuce or handing me the order belonging to the guy behind me. Don't try to convince me you cant find a better job. That's bullshit. If I can find a decent paying job, anyone this side of Hannibal Lector can find a decent paying job. As far as anchors around ones neck go, my criminal record makes me far more unemployable than your lack of experience and self motivation. Let me put it this way, If my dick was as long as my record, Id be walking around with an elephant trunk, feeding myself peanuts. My point is, nobody is standing in your way, except you.
Let's pretend for a minute that you wake up tomorrow and the new minimum wage is 15 bucks an hour. Your wage just doubled!!! In the words of Winston Wolfe "Let's not start blowing each other just yet" If you were getting that Earned Income Credit for your 2.44 kids, you can kiss a lot of that goodbye. The amount you receive, which is far more than you paid in, will decrease commiserate with your new found wealth. That Obama care you were getting subsidized out the ying yang, well that's gonna go up as well. Food-stamps? Housing Assistance? Other assorted freebies, kiss em goodbye. You could call and complain, but you wont have that Obama Phone, so you'll need to do that on your own dime.
Here's the part where most of you are lost to the progressive rhetoric that says "The Man is screwing you"...A living wage can only come through training, education , a skill set, and personal effort to move up the ladder of life. Contrary to what you have been told, the world doesn't owe you, your employer doesn't owe you, and the producers of this country don't owe you anything. Sadly these facts will fall on deaf ears. It's much easier to play the victim and make unrealistic demands that will never be met. In the meantime, just keep out of the street, hold your little signs, and rail against the machine, just don't be surprised when you are eventually replaced by one.