POSTED: Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:01pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 3:10pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — A lot of news has happened since we last spoke. Today, I see some fast food workers will go on strike for one day, soon.
The reason, they want their minimum wage to be $15 per hour. That's what they say they need because they cannot survive on $7.25 per hour.
Let me be "Mr. Cold Shower," once again. Those fast food or most any minimum wage job is not meant to be a primary income. Those are "work your way into the job market" wages. I saw, a month ago, some burger places are looking at replacing over the counter folks with kiosks. You know, like at some of the big box stores.
If you buy $8 worth of bolts you put a $10 in the machine and it gives you $2 back with your receipt. If the workers pull this strike, all businesspeople will find a way around it. I can assure you, in the long run, fewer people will be making $15 per hour down at the "Burger Doodle."
There will be layoffs. There will be self imposed layoffs when or if "Obamacare" ever hits its stride. Right now, it's still a mess. The November 30 magic date has come and gone, and still there are problems.
The New York Times just came out with a long story. David Plouffe from the administration says this plan will be fixed in 2017.
Yes, he said 2017, The White House is in full freak-out mode.
This, from the Democratic party's "house organ," The New York Times.
If the website ever works, people will see how much their premiums will go up. They will also see a lot of doctors retire because they won't work for low Medicare wages. Most of our doctors will then be foreign born because they will be the only ones who will put up with that mess.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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