posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 12:28 PM
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: deadlysyn
It's going to suck for them and a lot of other people but it's about time for a change.
I don't support these companies staying in business to support them.
I want the government to be forced to spend our tax dollars on education reform and pay for these people to have a shot at a better life.
The problem with that is: Having a better education does not always equal a better paying job.
The market is FLOODED with people who have degrees, but not enough jobs in their field.
All fast food places close down, and you're going to have millions more unemployed with no source of income at all. Even if the government were to
have a program paying for them to have higher education and no cost to them (but of course that will cost the tax payers), they still have bills to
pay or family to help provide for. That means that any entitlements that they get now, will have to be increased quite a bit so they can make ends
meet while they are all back in school and not earning any type of income (another tax increase for the tax payers to cover that).
I would love to see less people eating the crap fast food. I would also love to see more people getting jobs that pay better.
However, something would need to be in place before they all became unemployed and on the dole.
It's like a sinking ship. It has a lot of people on it, and it seems to be sinking slowly. You don't force everyone to jump into the water and hope
they can tread water long enough for another ship to show up.
Instead, you keep them on the ship until that other ship shows up, so it can take them onboard.
So while yes, closing fast food places means that hopefully people will be eating better (not 100 percent sure about that, what about what they cook
at home?), it also means that you may end up with a LOT of people not being able to eat at all or have a place to live anymore.