According to a report this week in the Huffington and Puffington Post website, some half-baked perfesser--er--researcher at the University of Kansas has done some fancy math and concluded that if McDonald's paid ever one of its owkers twice the hourly wage they now receive, the price of a Big Mac would incrrease just 68 cents, to $4.67. And that includes double the pay for the CEO, Donald Thompson, whose pay last year was $8.75 million. Every item on the Dollar Menu would go up by 17-cents. Uh-huh...how 'bout the other items on the menu, perfesser?
I love the way these left-wing cretins always throw the word "just" around. One of the reasons we go to these fast food places is their price point. 68 cents for a Big Mac is a big deal...especially if they're feeding, let's say, a family of four. Suddenly, in one day, the cost of dinner just went up by $5 or more. For families on a shoestring budget that's a lot of money.
I have no idea if Jayhawk researcher Arnobio Morelix has ever had a job in the real world or not. I know the President hasn't. Every time he opens his mouth with a "business model" he shows how just plain stupid he is when it comes to business and free enterprize; and since they don't teach free enterprize economics in our schools anymore it's not a shock that the McIdiots in the seven cities are just as dumb. If you're living in Detroit and making $15 a DAY you should be grateful.
$15 an hour destroys the fast food business completely...that's a wage for SKILLED workers...well-educated workers. A minimum wage (which I am opposed to anyway) is a starting salary. It's a foot-in-the-door to the working world. You're not supposed to stay there--within a few months you're supposed to move up! Either to another job or a better position from "hamburger flipper" to "CHIEF hamburger flipper." Then on to another positon and, if you wish, assistant manager...or on to another company for MORE MONEY! This should not be hard to understand except to the political know-nothings who want to blame big business (or small business for that matter) of being greedy, not paying their poor down-trodden workers enough.
It's interesting that one of the new "rock stars" in the conservative world recently is Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson grew up in the black ghetto where he could have joined a gang and could have stayed, become a thug, sold drugs, and blamed "society" for his woes. But he took a different path. He became a world renowned pioneer in pediactrac nerosurgery at Johns-Hopkins University Hospital (not exactly Pembroke General).
A few years ago then-Mayor Otis Johnson held an education seminar here at the civic center. The local manager of International Paper said he was having trouble filling jobs that pay over $14 to start because he couldn't find people who could properly fill out the applicaion! With all the millions of dollars we're spending on education that's pathetic! I wonder how those cretins at McDonald's in those seven cities who claim they "deserve" $15 an hour filled out their applications? That kind of money deserves a good education behind it...someone who can answer quesions instead of asking ones like: "You want fries with that?"
My question is: "Can I get a refund for all the tax dollars that have been taken out of my paycheck to fund a public education where students graduate who can't make change when the 'cash register' doesn't work?"