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McDonald’s is the latest target of the left’s push to force more businesses to either close their doors, or raise their prices. I don’t know about you, but since when did flipping burgers at McDonalds suddenly become a career? My own son worked a summer job at McDonalds when he was just 16. It was a job to teach him the basics. It was a great experience that he would take with him in to the future when he would decide to settle on a career. It is an entry level job that a lot of our teenagers depend on. How sad that the big-bad unions want to take that away.
We are all aware of what will happen if the unions get their way. A $15 an hour minimum wage could force McDonalds to not only cut the number of workers that they could hire, but could also force an increase in prices that would be passed on to the consumer. How much would you pay for a Big Mac attack? In my opinion, you don’t go through a drive-thru to pay high prices for a gourmet burger. You drive through to get something fast and cheap. Besides, the McDonald’s employees that missed work just to show up for this protest might soon find themselves replaced by a robot , or a kiosk.
The protesters — brought to the scene by 32 buses — were joined by Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry and William Barber, an official from the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. About 110 people were arrested for trespassing, police said. The protesters who were arrested included McDonald’s (MCD) workers and 36 community, clergy and labor leaders, including Henry, according to the organizers.
Many of the activists were brought in by Action Now – an ACORN offshoot group.
originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus
looks like this is the real deal with SEIU and communist organizing, to bring down Wall Street and Capitalism and destabilize society. I hear a lot of class warfare in this too.(Marxist ideology)
originally posted by: Euphem
. If you want to move up but say you can't afford college you are lying to yourself. Once you get home from work study online for free to catch up on certain things you aren't proficient in. Look into grants/scholarships. Try and learn as much as you can and try to test out of certain classes so you don't have to pay for them. Graduate with your degree, get a new awesome job, and be happy.
There are degrees that will land a decent job: healthcare and engineering are two I can think of, but those will at best land you an upper middle class lifestyle. The reality is most students find themselves over their heads in debt with a useless piece of paper that gives them nothing they did not have before(except of course the loan payments).
originally posted by: Euphem
a reply to: VoidHawk
The business owners are the ones taking the risk! Look, I am as against corporate greed as anyone else, but you need to come to terms with reality here. Nobody is forcing you to work at McDonald's. If you want to move up but say you can't afford college you are lying to yourself. Once you get home from work study online for free to catch up on certain things you aren't proficient in. Look into grants/scholarships. Try and learn as much as you can and try to test out of certain classes so you don't have to pay for them. Graduate with your degree, get a new awesome job, and be happy.
After going through all of that hard work(which most people do to make it in this world) you will look at those protesters asking for $15/hr in a new light.