Workers at some fast food restaurants in NYC walked off the job on Thursday afternoon and held a rally in front of a McDonald’s on 40th Street and Madison Avenue.
The group is demanding higher wages and unionization for fast food workers.
Right, so if $7.25 an hour is all you can make, maybe you shouldn’t be living in “this city.” I can’t live in Beverly Hills on the money I make, so I don’t.
Maybe that’s because these fast food jobs aren’t supposed to be for people that are supporting a family. Historically these jobs have been for students and other people with limited skill sets that need to make some extra money. Very few fast food workers stay at their jobs for very long. They eventually move on to bigger and better things. Since when has it been easy for people with little education and/or skills to get a high paying job?
This is all about the Socialist concept of a ‘living wage.’ Get used to more of this under the second term of the Obama regime.
This reminds me of a cab ride I took in Manhattan a couple of weeks before the election. The cab driver was a black man with a pretty heavy accent – I believe from somewhere in Africa. While driving, he was having an animated cell-phone (hands-free) conversation. He was talking about the election and regurgitating all the MSM talking points about Mitt Romney. Romney is rich, Romney is out of touch, Romney doesn’t like people of color, Romney doesn’t care about the working man, blah, blah, blah. He then told the person at the other end that he works 6 days a week for 12 hours a day and that he can’t live like Romney does. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at his sheer idiocy.
What the hell do you say to someone like that?
Where did people who immigrate to this country, or anyone else for that matter, get the idea that our streets are paved with gold? Just because you work a lot of hours doesn’t mean you’re going to live high on the hog. If cab drivers could have Mitt Romney’s lifestyle, the world would run out of yellow paint. How ignorant of the real world can someone actually be?
I think the results of this November’s election answers that question.
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