Hey hey, ho ho, ho hum…can’t the activist left come up with some new chants? The whole “hey hey ho” thing is almost as old as Hillary.
Anyway, the victim-class is out there again this time demanding $15 an hour for fast-food work. It’s worth noting that their complaint represents an Obama failure. In 2009 Julio Osegueda famously praised Obama as being on par with God and then asked that his burger flipper gig be made a head of household position.
The protesters complaints say a lot about them. One said she was pregnant and minimum wage wasn’t enough to support her and her child. Another said he couldn’t afford tuition and books to attend college. Still another proudly proclaimed that she “worked way harder” than people who “just sit on their butts all day”.
No need to rehash the importance of two parent households, the numerous methods available to finance a college education, the necessity of college, or the merits of labor versus responsibility (ie, when yours truly was a janitor the work was hard and the pay less than what the manager made…because the manager was responsible for several dozen janitorial contracts, a fleet of vehicles and equipment, and around 30 of us janitors).
Let’s for a moment agree with the protesters. Let’s agree even more than they do with their cause. Why stop at $15 an hour when an even $20 is even better? Or $20 when $200 an hour will help the pregnant one with her baby’s needs, pay for tuition and books, and otherwise compensate those who ask if we’d like fries with that.
$200 as the minimum wage! Hey hey, ho ho, uh oh. Where does $200 an hour come from? Pink slips and higher prices for products. And, in time, as market corrections take effect that $200 an hour simply becomes what $7.50 an hour is today.
While $200 an hour is an extreme example, doubling minimum wage to $15 an hour would produce the same effect. Ready to pay $25 for a Happy Meal? Who gets the pink slip, the college kid, single mother, or the one that works harder than those that “just sit on their butts”?
They fail to realize hey hey, ho ho, real minimum wage is zero. Zero as in no job at all.