Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
using your premise that the fast food employees are granted the raise to $15, that does nothing to the dollar
what it does is put more dollars in the pocket of the person who performed labor for that income
as a consequence of the increased labor cost, the employer must now raise prices on the food sold
but there is a limit to the increase passed on to the customer, because the customer has alternative means to get their cooked food
thus, a portion of that wage increase is going to be reflected in the reduced profitability of the fast food restaurant owner
net result, those who sweated for their wage get more, those who were passive investors get less
that is how the middle class is grown
I spent 4 years of my life trying to better myself, I got the degree and the certificates and the internships and the work experience , etc. And...McJobs as far as the eye can see. My last minimum wage job took 2 months of communication, 3 interviews, and I still had to wait to be their second pick. It's ridiculous out there.
You think we can vote our way out of our problems by electing "different" politicians? Politicians are what cause the problems.
The media and press are truly sickening. They lock onto so slogan or phrase and then they - and everyone - agrees that is the issue.
HEY, HERE'S A SHOCK! Everyone working at minimum wage isn't working at McDonalds. In fact, there are more Chinese restaurants than there are McDonalds. McDonalds isn't 1% of the hourly work force. But let's all keep agreeing the topic of minimum wage is about McDonalds.
It's really disgusting how people just lock-step to the media and press.
I think all of those in this thread who are advocating $15 an hour for fast food workers, all of those who "feel" people are "entitled" to that, and all of those who claim there is no upward mobility should start their own businesses and provide those living wages. Lead by example or STFU.