Looks like an acknowledgement that a person with big boy bills should not be working a McJob intended for teenagers and college students
Apparently you missed the point. McDonalds doesn't want to pay its employees a living wage, so the rest of us have to do it via welfare and food stamps.
No apparently you missed the point--I don't want to pay my employees anything whatsoever, but that is unrealistic. If people were not willing to work for minimum wage then McD's wouldn't pay minimum wage.
BTW, Obama promised to raise the minimum wage every year he was in office and didn't even raise the issue for his first term. Why isn't this his fault for breaking his promise when he had both houses for 2 years?
Minimum wage tends to be paid to beginners, kids, and untrained and unskilled people who in many cases cost the company more money than their work earns for the company. Minimum wage workers are a small minority of the labor force. "In 2011, 73.9 million American workers age 16 and over were paid at hourly rates, representing 59.1 percent of all wage and salary workers. Among those paid by the hour, 1.7 million earned exactly the prevailing Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. About 2.2 million had wages below the minimum. Together, these 3.8 million workers with wages at or below the Federal minimum made up 5.2 percent of all hourly-paid workers." Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2011No apparently you missed the point--I don't want to pay my employees anything whatsoever, but that is unrealistic. If people were not willing to work for minimum wage then McD's wouldn't pay minimum wage. BTW, Obama promised to raise the minimum wage every year he was in office and didn't even raise the issue for his first term. Why isn't this his fault for breaking his promise when he had both houses for 2 years?
What people are willing to work for shouldn't drive the lowest end of the pay scale. It should be driven by cost-of-living.
I don't care what Obama said and I don't intend to watch this thread descend into partisan hackery.
There's a solution - don't work at McDonalds if you're not a high school kid living at your parents' house.
What you should try to grasp is that this is working 74 hours a week.
Dear libertarians: The majority of people working for minimum wage aren't teenagers. Jesus Christ what universe do you people live in?
Get rid of cable.
Get a pay-as-you-go phone for $35/m
Find an apartment that includes utilities in the rent.
Consider not making car payments. Instead, buy a used car for cash.
Oh...and $800/m spending money isn't enough? Stop spending money on stupid stuff!!
As Jim Cook at Irregular Times notes, the $1,105 figure up top is roughly what the average McDonald's cashier earning $7.72 an hour would take home each month after payroll taxes, if they worked 40 hours a week. So this budget applies to someone just about working two full-time jobs at normal fast-food pay. (The federal minimum wage is just $7.25 an hour, by the way).
Work 80 hours a week at low end jobs, which is what the budget is based on, and then get back to us. Hell, just finding 2 jobs to work in tandem where you can get 80 hours of work in would be hard work.
The problem with her post is that it presents such an easy solution to the issue. Hey! Don't work a minimum wage job! Well, hm - alright. Where are all the non-minimum wage jobs being created by companies making record profits? In India? Well, that seems reasonable from a Libertarian perspective. They can pay Indian workers a dime to do what blacks would do for a dollar and Mexicans would do for a quarter.
1. Pay American workers a pittance.
2. Make record profits.
3. Find workers in India willing to do what Americans do for less.
4. Sell goods to Americans who now have no jobs.
5. Make American workers accept even lower paying jobs in order to pay for goods.
Libertarians still have the gull to talk about how fond they are of the founders. Washington would have chopped Milton Freedman's head off for that type of bull****.