Skip to comments.Trying to raise a family on a fast-food salary
Posted on 08/29/2013 9:15:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Fast-food workers in more than 50 cities Thursday are striking for fair pay and the right to form a union the biggest walkout to hit the industry.
What can we do to address this low-wage jobs crisis? Exerting pressure on the fast-food and retail giants that rake in billions in profits is a good starting point. These companies can afford to share more of their wealth with their frontline workers and should be doing so.
Boosting wages for Americas lowest-paid workers is a crucial step toward reducing economic inequality and rebuilding a strong economy. Perhaps 50 years from now, well look back on the fast-food workers fight as the catalyst we so desperately needed.
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Welcome to the real world of liberalism. Under educated idiots that learned nothing and were to lazy to get a real job and education. This is what happens when we dumb down our society. it used to be for kids in high school and even some people that were going through hard times, now it is a way of life.
This is a perfect encapsulation of “the race to the bottom”, which is no longer talked about, natch. Well... we’re here!
More and more, that is the case.
The long term effects of that and other policies will come home to roost.
When we were kids, we were driving tractors pulling loads of hay down the State Roads (pavement) at 12. We were cutting, raking, and baling hay (not just loading the cart and stacking it in the barn) by 14, and many of us held a commercial fisheries license by 14, too. I'd harvested my first whitetail deer at 11.
We were encouraged to be responsible, and with that demonstrated responsibility came opportunities and trust to do bigger, better things.
Nowadays, there are laws against kids who are the same age we were then doing the things we did. With nothing left to do but bum around, it is no wonder these kids get into all sorts of trouble.
No, no hyperbole here. What imbeciles. I hope these low wage, low information types follow through and screw themselves out of the jobs they currently hold.
Fast food work was never intended asd a career choice, it was always an entry level job to teach youngsters about work ethics and having a job so that they could move on to something better. Apparently, they don't aspire to anything better and think that the fast food industry should cater to their idiotic demands. It has never crossed their miniscule minds that every fast food manager/owner has about 100 applications on file for every one of their jobs and they can be replaced in a heartbeat.
However, if we assume worst case, the price of fast food will skyrocket, placing it out of reach of about half the country (or better) which means that half or more of these overpaid imbeciles will be back on the unemployment line, hopefully having learned a fundemanetal lesson in the supply and demand side of economics. The rest of us will likely refuse to pay the necessary outrageous prices for fast food, leading to the demise of the industry even quicker.
Ya gotta love idiots!!
Raise a family?
Those people are not even paid enough for basic things like gas, utilities and rent. Forget food, insurance, health care, clothing...Those big luxuries.
Of course, nowadays, the basic things in the U.S., like paying rent, are now considered luxuries.
Granny maintained that such jobs were ‘Loser Filters’ after they served the purpose of charity.
When my daughter was 12 she wanted a Gucci belt. Told her she could have one but she had to earn the money to pay for it. Shortly after that she started getting up at 4 a.m. three days a week and worked until 6:30 a.m., at a little shop down the street and stuff small plastic bags with ads that the shop owner would later hang on door knobs. When she finished would come home, have breakfast and go off to school. Saved every penny and in about a month she had enough to buy that belt which she kept for about 20 years.
Great experience for her.
Jumbo jacks were a buck ten years ago under Bush. Prices on fast food have already tripled under this administration, while the press hyenas insist with a straight face that there is no inflation.
Can you imagine what a Big Mac would cost if these people get their way? The jobs would have to be guaranteed by the government dole in some manner of fashion.
two parents each making $7.50 an hour= $15 an hour
Perhaps they should try MARRIAGE as the best economic security to raise a family
Deer population whee I lived in NE Oklahoma was almost zero, but I ate my share of possum, coon, blackbirds, pigeons, and rabbits, man those jack rabbits were tough as boot heels, had to stew them for hours. :)
I lived in a town of about 300 and the country was only about 10 feet from our front door. I was shooting 22's by the time I was 5 years old, in 1943.
If these people want to know why fast food wages havent gone up they can blame Obama.
$1.7137 is the rounded silver value for the 1946-1964 silver DIME on August 30, 2013.
In 1963 I was making $2.55 for 5 hours per day, four days a week. $51.00 a week for a snot nose kid was something. For EXTRA money I mowed lawns at $0.25 each and for an extra dime I would trim the walls and edge the walk for a realtor. That $51.00 would cost $175.00 today.
From 4 PM ‘til 10 PM HAMBURGERS WERE 10 FOR A DOLLAR at Farnsworth’s Snow Cap, a one person operation——ME.
The total take is likely to be over $50,000/ year in benefits.
This is B.S. propaganda. These low wage earners know how to game the system.
Those section 8 housing “Saints” are moving to my neighborhood destroying our neighborly life with a Ghetto lifestyle.
I make no apologies. My taxes enable this destructive culture
In 1963 I was making $2.55 for 5 hours per day, four days a week. $10.20 a week for a snot nose kid was something! For EXTRA money I mowed lawns at $0.25 each and for an extra dime I would trim the walls and edge the walk for a realtor. That $10.20 would cost $175.00 today.
I caught the mistake........darn calculator and calculater.
I gotta tell you folks, it’s hard to raise a family on what a squeegee man makes today so I’m going to demand at least a hundred dollars per car that I work on.
Sure it sounds like a lot but spread out over all the cars on the street it’s only a few cents per car.
Help the Squeegee Man!
Your certainly are correct. Inflation is hidden tax on everyone and it hits the poor the hardest.
Why the Keysians think that inflation is good for the economy and the poor I will never understand. When the Fed creates money what it is really doing is stealing wealth from the private sector in order to spend it on whatever the government spends it on. In other words it is an across the board tax on anyone holding dollars.
This brings to mind another thing that few people think about (lucky for the USA) is that when the Fed creates money it is also taxing every foreign country that holds dollars for use for international exchange. It is also a tax on foreign individuals who hold dollars as a hard currency (what a joke). But it is obvious that foreigners are catching on because foreign countries are increasing their gold reserves as are individuals.
LOW-WAGE JOBS CRISIS??????
Another demand to tax small businesses.
If accomplished expect prices to increase.
how you gonna program that thing to spit on a burger?
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