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    The corporatists perennially against higher minimum wages are basically shooting themselves down.

    If McD, for example, paid its workers a living wage...more of them could buy McD's food.

    Same for Burger King.

    Same for WalMart.

    It's the Ford effect: pay your workers enough to afford to buy your Model-T Fords.

    Paying more money to the employees means that there's more money rolling into YOUR corporate profits b/c everyone has a little more disposable cash.

    Being miserly with your paychecks means there's a LOT less disposable income...and what's left over ain't going to you, it's going to the Dollar Store. And your employees have all signed up for Food Stamps and other government benefits...b/c YOU ain't payin' a living wage.

    Which will raise your taxes, ultimately, unless you Tea-fucking-Baggers decide to let us all starve to death.

    Which is gonna mean even LESS profits for ya, ya mofos.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 01:06:06 AM PDT

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    •  In truth, if McDonalds paid more, the workers (1+ / 0-)
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      stuck there would probably stop buying McDonalds food using their employee discount+EBT and instead go buy some groceries.

      For places like McDonalds and Wal-Mart, the sub-poverty wage has a "Company Store" effect.  People stuck working for them can't even afford to go across town to a place selling actual food, even if they could afford to buy it.

      Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

      by JesseCW on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 11:05:47 AM PDT

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      •  I don't know about elsewhere... (0+ / 0-)

        but here in PA, you can't use EBT for McDonalds food, or other restaurant food. You can buy a cold sandwich, but not hot food. Or hot coffee (cold bottled water and sodas are okay). So I don't think McDonalds franchises -- at least here -- are even set up to handle EBT.

        Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

        by Youffraita on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 11:53:20 PM PDT

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