They’re back, striking and protesting the minimum wage law, as if they can actually make a difference. Fast Food restaurant works will once again try their hands forcing Congress to increase the minimum wage to a level where supposedly, everybody can pay their bills.
This coming Thursday, you may want to think twice about that lunch time stop over at Burger King, or Jack in the Box. Across the country, Houston included, fast food workers are walking off the job, protesting a plight that’s deeper than their minds can comprehend.
The fast food industry is a minimum wage job and for the most part, most of the people who accept this employment fully understand this, but now, just because unions say the pay could better, doesn’t necessarily mean that concept will fly, especially in this economy.
Needless to say, these protesters are all products of Liberalism and are under the impression, they actually matter. For every employee that walk off the job, there’s at least three waiting in the wind, willing to take their place. Plus, as products of Liberalism, or socialism in this case, less we forget, the President called for everybody to put ‘skin in the game.’
Unions are this Washington DC’s best friends and as such, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promise a vote on the minimum wage ‘by the end of the year,’ you can believe that if you want to. Congress is busy trying to duck and dodge the White House, the Affordable Care Act and that pesky little website, that’s busy doing it’s own thing.
Nobody is even considering what that $15.00 pay raise would do to the business. If customers are forced to pay $10 - $11.00 for a meal at McDonalds and Luby’s is offering a full course meal for the same meal, one would think, Luby’s business will increase, while the fast food industry’s business taper off to next to nothing.
Now here’s where it’s gets crazy, this same protest was staged some three months ago, back in August and to no avail. It was a big inconvenience to customers then, and for sure, they were not expecting it. This time around could prove disastrous for the fast food industry.