$10 Fast Food Burgers?
Dan Adamini – In The Right Mind – Featured – Rant
Marquette, MI – December 6, 2013
A Strike yesterday was held by fast food workers demanding a minimum wage of $15 per hour. At first mention, many people think a minimum wage that would support a family of 4 makes sense. These people clearly are NOT in their right mind.
Minimum wage is NOT a wage intended to support a family. It is an INTRODUCTORY wage for people who have little or no experience. My first job at a fast food restaurant was minimum wage. I had no experience, but at that rate, the restaurant was willing to give me a try. If that wage had been 2 or 3 times higher, would they have done so? Perhaps… but if the wage was better, would anyone leave that job for greener pastures – thus opening the door for me? Probably not.
The other side of that equation is the added cost of the food that would be sold. If the cost of wages is doubled, do you think there will still be a $1 Menu? Not if you’re in your right mind-you don’t! Studies have shown that while they make people feel good, increases in the minimum wage actually hurt the people they are intended to help. The added cost of items used by those receiving minimum wage exceeds the benefit of the higher wage. For you liberals out there… that means… you may “receive more,” but everything you buy goes up as well, and your higher paycheck actually buys LESS than before.
I’d go on, but if you support the strikers, your head is probably already hurting trying to understand what I’ve written, so I’ll stop for now.
Go have some $8 french fries.
-Dan Adamini – In the Right Mind.net