Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Conservatives Hope Kansas McDonald's Kiosks Will Thwart Fight For Higher Wages

The minimum wage in Kansas is a criminal $7.25 . . . Here's conservative celebration of this fact and hope that robots will bring patrons their garbage cuisine: Look Out Fast Food Workers: Kansas McDonald's Getting Self Serve Kiosks - Breitbart

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good. Better service will be guaranteed now.

Anonymous said...


Looks like the $15 an hour folks just cut their own throats. Perfect.

Anonymous said...

no, it's sad. gaining tat first, entry-level job is a sine qua non of a happy life.

moreover, this hurts society.

Anonymous said...

Are those "RACIST BURGERS" ?

Anything coming from Breitfart is racist so those burgers have to have white supreme spit all over them.

That cum on his face asshole, CHUCK will be along to spout more of his stupid shit soon. That racist fuck needs to swim on the bottom of Brush Creek with his mouth open".

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:44AM You eat at McDonald's??? Damn you must be a fat ass. You go there for customer service??? You must be retarded.

Anonymous said...

Bet you the burgers will still suck though.

Anonymous said...

No, they didn't cut their own throats business is going to cut jobs for technology anyway regardless of minimum wage increases.

Anonymous said...

They wont suck nearly as much as they would at twice the price.

Anonymous said...

None of my teenagers ever worked for minimum wage. They got more, even when they were 16 and really ignorant. Why are politicians thinking that adults are working for $7.25 an hour? Even Walmart pays more. I agree that nobody can raise a family on minimum wage, but almost no one earns just that. If you can graduate from high school, wait to have children until marriage, and hold a job, you avoid poverty and misery. It isn't that hard.

Anonymous said...

C'mon 9:14, give a little more defined set of guidelines, like REAL parents do. Decent parents LIVE those guidelines as examples, also. Or, the hard knocks dads and moms who did their mistakes, impart stern warning to NOT repeat their F*CK UPS, and then provide good support for the young to succeed.

Graduate from an actual high school with good attendance and grades. Further training is a given at skilled trades, college, or the Uncle Sam plan.

Wait to get married to the RIGHT FOR YOU spouse (right outta high school is hillbilly stupid). She AIN'T NO BABY FACTORY, so she's gotta have a fair paycheck to help do right by her own health and happiness. Having kids is after you've shown you take great care of yourselves and respect money ALOT. You're ready for baby when a six pack is a luxury, and a can of chew for you and a pricey purse and shoes for her, starts lasting way longer.

Hold a job that your talents are matched for as well as possible. Aim higher, and learn much while you got the better years around the corner. IF YA DO IT RIGHT, THE KIDDOS VACATE BEFORE THEY EACH TURN 21!

Anonymous said...

So this just proves that whether the minimum wage is $15 or not, the kiosks are coming.

Also wanted to address a stupid comment by Super Dave the other day trying to show how a 29% increase in pay will lead to a 29% increase in the cost of a hamburger. I disagree, but will concede and stipulate the point. What won't go up 29% is the products i buy on Amazon, the cost of gasoline, the cost of utilities. You know the actual consumer staples that are not factored into many costs of inflation.

In the end a livable wage is best for the economy so long as not everyone raises their minimum wage. In order for the "catastrophic" results that Super Dave suggests the whole country would have to raise their wages. And I don't foresee a federal minimum wage increase in the near future. So an increase in Kansas City is a net positive for most people. Also the supply demand dynamics will equalize once service businesses close because of higher costs, new ones will open when the demand requires it. It might just be that we have too many fast food restaurants right now.

And I should also say a raise for the lowest workers will mean a raise for middle management as well. A rising tide lifts all boats.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone think for a moment that McDoodles hasn't been planning ordering kiosks to replace people for at least a decade?

The Minimum Wage vote had nothing at all to do with this change.

By the way, picture in your mind if you will some StreetApe walking up to an Ordering Kiosk, pulling his "Nine" out of his sagging pants (holding it on its side, of course,) pointing it at the Kiosk and yelling "Gib me de Money, Muthaf***er!" CLASSIC!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, "Conservatives hope..." isn't a "conservative" someone who likes things just the way they are now, and doesn't want any changes made? Wonder what "Conservative" would be if it were translated into English? "Radical" seems to fit! Just sayin'.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

The changes in the economy have been going on since the begining of the country
For all the emphasis on kiosks at fast food ,
There is the growing tech changes to all jobs that require human labor. There are plans right now to have trucks driven by robotic controls. Look at factory work. Assembly lines are mostly robots compared to fifty years ago
All this would be nice if there weren't 8 billion people on the planet. That's where the problem is. If there is not enough jobs, you get the poverty you see in India and Asia
Raising the minimum wage sounds nice, but you replaced by a robot or a desperate migrant
Don't know what the solution is, but the future looks bleak for a country that doesn't have enough employment for millions of people
In twenty years America will a true third world country simply because half the country will be dirt poor and the other half will have to buy them off somehow

Anonymous said...

Agreed, 11:34....the same people that always bring up the crime statistics are all too happy to see these jobs go away just to prove a point (or what they think is a point, anyway). But tax cuts for the rich will fix everything, of course :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey, Silvester, maybe a bit of gene pool cleansing via deaths from the opioid crisis, orchestrated race wars, and unhealthy lifestyle choices will lessen imbalances for available employment.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

1200 I don't have that view about people.
Every genocide in history saw people as something to discarded just like abortion today. But the fact remains that people need jobs. Go ahead and raise the minimum wage if you want, but the future is robots not human labor.

Anonymous said...

I was thrilled when my local Target store installed self-checkout kiosks. I cannot wait for McD's to do the same. I absolutely detest dealing with the vacant-eyed warm bodies they hire to take orders. One fewer unhappy employee at the counter making others miserable. Maybe then they can take a broom and a shovel to clean the place.

Anonymous said...

8:05 and Byron only get their news from objective web sites like The Nation and The Daily Kos.

Anonymous said...

Now if they could just advance the tech a bit further so none of these lowbrow creatures has anything to do with touching my food I might actully eat at the place.

Anonymous said...

10:24 hate to tell you this but ole SD is closer to right than you think.
If the employees lets say all get 25% increase in pay and last I looked probably 10 or so workers in a burger joint at anyone given time you not think the cost of your food isn't going to go up at least 25%. If you don't you're one huge ass idiot.

Anonymous said...

What is so damn hard about accepting the facts. The forced $15.00 wage does not work.