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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Fast-food workers are in the lowest paid occupational category. The median hourly wage for frontline fast-food workers is $8.94 nationally. Many don’t even earn that. A shortage of hours further limits income. Fast-food workers work only 24 hours a week on average — at $8.94 an hour, this adds up to barely $11,000 a year.

This putz talks like it is a right to have a full time job.

Well guess what if you only work 24 hours a week at your job you have plenty of time to work a second job or look for a full time better paying job.

If these people want to know why fast food wages haven’t gone up they can blame Obama. It is Obama that has swelled the unemployment rolls and refused to deport low skill illegal immigrants. The reason low skilled jobs pay so little is because there is a huge surplus of low skilled workers.

Obama’s policies have put so many people on the streets looking for work that the fast food industry does not have to compete for workers. The law of supply and demand applies to labor as well as goods.

You may remember back in GW Bush's first term that fast food restaurants in many areas had to pay above minimum wage to get enough workers. Well welcome to the age of Obama when if there were not minimum wage laws fast food workers would be paid less than they are because there is a glut of low skilled labor thanks to Obama’s policies.

26 posted on 08/29/2013 9:55:49 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

If these people want to know why fast food wages haven’t gone up they can blame Obama.


The blame goes way back before the o’bowelmie....

$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.


52 posted on 08/30/2013 12:19:32 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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