Thursday, December 05, 2013

Will $15 Minimum Wage Save Kansas City Working Class Or Kill Small Business?!?!

KMBC offers the best aftermath round-up: KC fast-food workers join nationwide strike for higher wages

Did you boycott fast food in solidarity?!?!

Overview . . . New York Times: Making Low Wages Livable

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Rents and everything else will just go up higher to offset wage increases.

It's The Amurican' Way

Anonymous said...

So Obama raises minimum wage to $10.00 and buys another 2 million unskilled dumb fucks into the Democratic party. Now there is a plan.

Anonymous said...

With oil at a low of 97.35 per barrel right now I doubt anything other than $11 a barrel oil (90's) can save small business and the working class.

Anonymous said...

Wall Streets heading into a nose dive this week so we all may be screwed again.

Anonymous said...

Considering there are a few hundred thousand applicants for your position go ahead and protest.

Anonymous said...

Applebee's to install 100,000 tablets at tables in 2014

Goodbye waiters and waitresses!

Anonymous said...

Aren't people smart enough to realize that technology is about putting them out of a job and work?

Anonymous said...

Applebee's need to do something their wait staff sucks worse than Savvy Dave does.

Anonymous said...

I don't think working at McDonalds for minimum wage was meant for an adult to earn a living and support a family. It was meant for high school kids.

Anonymous said...

Wonder what ass wages Glazer pays his help? Sure it sucks big time.

Faolan said...

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ... I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

Low wage jobs were worked by immigrants who then rose up the economic ladder through integration and were replaced by more immigrants. Irish, Italians, Chinese, etc. Wages were drove further and further down with each wave. What do you do when wages can’t go any lower in this county? Send the jobs overseas. The fast food and box store workforce was just caught at a perpetual bottom. They can’t be outsourced and there’s no incentive to raise wages. These folks would have been working the mines, or building railroads years ago. Farriers, blacksmiths, etc. Skilled labor learned on the job. Now they’re stuck flipping burgers and stocking shelves living on and spending each check. As many issues that I find with today’s corporate profits I’m also not completely behind the “living wage” effort. $15 an hour flipping burgers does not equal ½ the skills required of someone currently making $30 an hour. You could raise the federal minimum wage to $10 but it will just be replaced by an inflated cost of living so what’s the point. There is no easy answer.

Anonymous said...

i always ask my friends who advocate raising the minimum wage why not raise it to $20 or $50 an hour or whatever else if it's so good.

they always are like well that's ridiculous it's not what we're asking for.

and i ask well, why not? and only then do they admit that raising it to that kind of level could put companies out of business and put people out of work.

then i have to point out how does the government or you know what a small business' profit margin is? how do you know by raising it from $7.25 to $10.75 won't cause them to not hire another person or two have to fire one of the current employees or raise prices.

they never seem to get that economic lesson. furthermore they don't care. because it makes them FEEL good that they are raising the minimum wage. and as long as the FEEL good about it, the actual consequences don't matter.

there's a million studies on whether raising it hurts or helps the economy and each side can cherry pick whichever study they want. but a study of something like 185 different studies showed that 85% of them came to the conclusion that raising the minimum wage increased unemployment.