Today in Houston, that Liberal decease of worthlessness, that’s infected most of the East Coast reared it’s ugly head. Minimum wage workers were on strike today, seeking for a remedy of $15.00 an hour, which is a concert promoted by the service union, SEIU.
Congressman Al Green and State Senator Sylvia Garcia was on hand, promising to introduce legislation to increase the federal minimum wage. Really and truly, this was a campaign moment only. With Obamacare destroying the work week and benefits, increasing the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour would destroy the fast food, retail and service industry.
Once upon a time, many families, moving past the inner city and trying to establish themselves in the middle class sectors of cities, worked full time jobs, you know, the ones that provided a 40 hour work week, complete with benefits. At times, a full time job just wasn’t enough, and as such, middle class families worked ‘part time’ in the fast food, restaurant, retail and the service industries. Cleaning office buildings was a snap and it provided the extra income needed to sustain a growing family.
The SEIU has convinced a very intellectually challenged public, through Liberal politicians, one can make a living slinging hamburgers, waiting tables, selling hand bags and cleaning buildings. This is a completely worthless demonstration when you consider the consequences. It’s not reflective of a full circle thought process. It borders on insanity.
Consider this, if these workers would be paid $15.00 an hour, how much would that hamburger cost, or, how much would that purse, or that meal at your favorite restaurant cost? How much would it cost to have your buildings cleaned at night?
In a sense, the SEIU and these striking workers are saying, to hell with the public, but now, how long would it be before the public start saying, to hell with you, your business, and your service? A Burger King Whopper now cost, in Houston, just over $4.00. Under this minimum wage increase, that burger is going to cost at least $9.00.
What’s needed with this idea is a double dose of common sense and a crash course in Economics 101. Both will produce a full circle thought and save a fragile economy from collapsing completely.