Forces with ulterior motives continue to lead the lambs to slaughter.
Leveraging a mentality that things are "owed" rather than "earned" in America, unions and their agents along with those that still think Thomas More's Utopia is an ideal society are pushing for a minimum wage hike to $15.00 an hour - more than double the current rate.
Protesters are framing the issue that corporations are part of a public domain and naturally they should share in their good fortunes.
Moreover, corporate greed results in employees being their victims rather than victims of personal mistakes. There are higher paying jobs out there, why aren't these workers applying for those jobs?
The fact is, most fast food workers have cornered themselves into uncompetitive positions in the job market where better skilled workers make more money.
Still, in this period of redistribution of wealth and redistribution of accountability the minimum wage battleground is perfect as it evokes victimization, racism and the ills of capitalism.
Here are the facts.
> People go into business to make money.
> Businesses pay taxes that more than cover the sidewalks and roads and have no moral obligation to pay salaries above free market levels.
> Large fast food chains are struggling in the United States, with growth coming from outside this country. That growth has been underpinning profits and share prices.
> States with minimum wages significantly above the federal level for the most part have higher unemployment rates than the national average.
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