Those wonderful folks who assemble your Big Mac are out in force again. They are now equating that $15.00 dollar per hour minimum wage with the civil rights movement of the 60's. Oh, they are an oppressed bunch, these societal losers who thought actually getting an education was silly! They feel shackled by the current minimum wage which varies from $7.25 to $12.00 an hour depending on who's running their state house. They work and they toil for slave wages behind an air conditioned counter and forced to take jobs that educated Americans worked for a time but have actually gone on to adult occupations and don't need anymore.
So now these poor wretches are left with the only job they are qualified to do; flip burgers and collect the money that the cash registers tell them is the right amount.
"No more!", they wail. They have given up on peaceful protest and vowed to begin confrontation! Oh, let's call it "civil disobedience", just as those Black folks down in Selma did..cause that sounds so much better than greed, huh! So 1,300 of them gathered in Chicago over the weekend. They talked about how hard their life was; having to work a whole hour just to be able to afford a $7 dollar Starbucks latte, the rising costs of pot and cocaine, and how loft apartments in the trendy sections of town are so expensive. And, for single moms, the free WIC, free child care, free medicaid and Section 8 housing vouchers and those thousands of dollars in free child tax credits just isn't enough to support a mom and her children in the manner she has been accustomed!
So they rallied there in Chicago. The SEIU was on hand to cheer them on, knowing if the minimum wage dunces can somehow wangle $15 bucks an hour, then their high school graduate union members can demand even more, perhaps $22 an hour for making a bed and emptying hotel waste baskets! And they even hired some of those Civil Rights protestors to come in and advise them how to raise the most level of hell in order to incite chaos at the franchise! Laying down in the franchise parking lots and the drive-thrus seemed to be the most popular suggestions.
And yes, they had the sob stories all choreographed and ready to go. One Kansas City mom, a mother of four children, cried over having to support those four kids on minimum wage...her support boosted only by $20,000 a year in taxpayer funded benefits she receives as a reward for breeding four brats she can't afford.
Pity is the word....as in what a pitiful bunch of losers. The thing is, I don't mind at all paying a premium for a premium product and service...I do it all the time at In N Out Burger whose employees get paid $12 bucks an hour, have a retirement fund and educational benefits. I just don't like rewarding bad behavior; the first time when they refused to get an education and qualify themselves for a greater future, and the second time for being so damned bad at flipping and assembling a burger.
I supported these losers when I paid property tax to fund their schools. I paid again every April when my tax dollars went to support their spermal offal. I'll be damned if I'm going to support them further by paying $8 bucks for a cold Big Mac, with or without the free saliva, snot, or shoe debris.