You all may have noticed yesterday or maybe you didn't, but supposedly tens of thousands of fast food workers went on strike across the country demanding $15 dollars an hour. I didn't know that non union workers could strike, apparently they can, go figure.
These type of people really irk me. They really get under my skin for several reasons. These people who feel they should make $15 an hour for doing a job that requires basically zero skill
to do are clueless, and they have zero concept of how economics and business works. These people's sheer ignorance explains how the unions are able to play these dim witted malcontents for perfect suckers. Union memberships are at an all time low in the United States
. Without union members there are no union dues. Without union dues, there are no rich fat hog union bosses. As always follow the money.
So one way for the unions to try and replenish their hemorrhaging ranks is to try to gain new members in other non traditional union sectors. So the food service unions are pumping this notion in the minds of fast food workers that they deserve to make $15 an hours. I am a free market capitalist, and I am a staunch supporter of the free market. This elementary concept is what drives the cost of labor,yet this ultra simplistic concept is one in which progressives have a hard time wrapping their minds around for some reason. The concept is this. "Supply vs Demand" is what determines how many people find jobs in the labor market, but it also determines how much they are worth in the labor market.
Flipping a hamburger or making French fries isn't rocket science. It may sound harsh, but it's the truth. A person who works in a restaurant on the other hand as a Chef makes good money. Why is that? It's because the Chef spent so many years in Culinary School learning the skill of preparing culinary dishes. His or her skill is marketable and is in demand by restaurant owners thus they are willing to pay the market rate or more for his or her skill and knowledge. A fast food worker doesn't have the skill that a Chef has thus that worker is not entitled to be on the same pay level as a Chef. It goes back to common sense, which these people clearly either do not have or are not exercising. This is the mindset of liberalism as it pertains to business.
The one thing you'll notice by listening to liberals like her and others who think like her is that it's always the fault of the big, bad, greedy evil fast food restaurants .
Of course the real problem is never them, nah. Typical liberalism, somebody or something else is always the bad guy "holding them back". In their convoluted minds it never occurs to them that they are the reason they are getting paid what they are. Here are three questions.
1. Why do people go to college?
2. Why do people go to learn a trade?
2. Why do people start their own business?
All three questions have one common answer. They do it in order to "make more money
". It's like duh!! So how come these malcontents who work at fast food restaurants haven't figured out what so many others already know? This comes down to the progressive principal of "wanting something for nothing"..
They want to make close to $30,000 a year, but do not want to apply themselves in the market place to legitimately earn it.
That's what it comes down to. Why should they be close to earning on par what Secretaries, Dental Assistants, Financial Clerks, Construction Workers, Bus Drivers etc make? All the professionals I mentioned requires the applicant to have a certain skill set for the job. As the unions are leading these poor souls by their noses down the road of the illusion that they will make $15 an hour doing a minimum wage job, they better be careful, because this is what's ultimately waiting for them at the end of road if they chose to continue to stay on it.