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This Is What A Fast Food Worker On $15 Minimum Wage Looks Like

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It's coming.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

tell me,

if you support low wage economics, where would your customers come from?

Jury Nullification is a power of the last resort against tyranny.

Please explain what low wage

Please explain what low wage economics means.

Then there's remote order taking...


"Ms. Vargas works not in a restaurant but in a busy call center in this town, 150 miles from Los Angeles. She and as many as 35 others take orders remotely from 40 McDonald's outlets around the country. The orders are then sent back to the restaurants by Internet, to be filled a few yards from where they were placed."

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

It's only a matter of time before we build a machine....

that allows the cow to walk into one end of the machine and out comes a hamburger on a bun on the other end.

Maybe government will open the "Soylent Green Burger King" in the near future except we know it won't be cows walking into it.

Well what other way is there

Well what other way is there to have 'mercy' on the poor AND feed more people?!

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I know no other way....

That's why I'm designing the machine and trying to patent it.

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This is great!

1. No interview is needed (wondering what kind of questions you can ask without breaking the hiring regulation).
2. No more calling in late, or not showing up for work.
3. No more life drama stories to explain why is late, or not showing up for work.
4. Firing is right on the spot. No need to document any paperwork to keep the lawyers happy.

With all the trouble of finding one suitable employee with good work ethic, I say it is now a good opportunity to invest into business like Automat.

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I find your response to be

I find your response to be illogical.

Be nice to your machine-you don't want it spitting in your food.

Or blowing up at you...

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.


People need to learn this economics lesson. Raise it to $100/hour and let them stew in 99% unemployment for a couple months. Lesson learned. We'd never hear another peep about the minimum wage ever again.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Two subsidies for fast food companies?

Tax breaks for CEOs pay for million-dollar salaries

CEOs' salaries are ballooning thanks to tax breaks that turn bonuses into government subsidies for corporate America

Many of the workers at those companies live on salaries of roughly of $20,000 a year each, which in many cases qualifies them for food stamps and other government assistance. Some workers at McDonald's would have to work for 550 years to accumulate the salary and bonus the CEO makes in a single year, Bloomberg Businessweek found.


Wow - all you did was quote some facts from the Guardian...

and you're getting stomped.

That's dumb.

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Why should they have to pay

Why should they have to pay any tax?


You would think most on this site would understand that a "tax break" is really just letting someone keep money that was already theirs. ANY tax breaks are good ones.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

We certainly have the

We certainly have the technology now. I wonder if/when they implement this they will tell the employees that because they needed to pay them so much, they are instead replacing them.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.


It's already happening at the grocery stores around here. When a worker is replaced with a machine, I see that as a good thing, though. It frees up the worker to do something better. We will never run out of work that needs to be done.

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." - Khalil Gibran
"The Perfect Man has no self; the Holy Man has no merit; the Sage has no fame." - Chuang Tzu

Automation lowers the need for low-skilled labor

When automation makes production cheaper, prices tend to fall, allowing people to live better on the same amount of money. That's a good thing. The problem for displaced low-skilled and unskilled workers is that they will need to be retrained in some new work, starting at entry level. Not too many employers want to hire complete novices, at a high minimum wage, with high mandated government "benefits."

So while automation often delivers benefits to consumers, government laws, (like the minimum wage and Obamacare,) make many former workers unemployable.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Bring Back Horn and Hardart Automat



a movie about it : At the automat" with Cary Grant, Doris Day

We don't need the fast food b/s. There's much better to be had cheaper too.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

I hear ya

But Fast Food sells the convenience of the drive thru in most states -- not the s-h-i-t-food

What's old is new again

The Old Auto-Mat! Right?

I can still remember like it was yesterday in 1960 getting a really good hot dog from a vending machine at the rest stop on the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut.

It was delicious and the perfect temperature.

The Automat

A coin-operated glass-and-chrome wonder, Horn & Hardart's Automats revolutionized the way Americans ate when they opened up in Philadelphia and New York in the early twentieth century. In a country where the industrial revolution had just taken hold, eating at a restaurant with self-serving vending machines rather than waitresses and Art Deco architecture instead of stuffy dining rooms was an unforgettable experience. The Automat served freshly made food for the price of a few coins, and no one made a better cup of coffee. By the peak of its popularity—from the Great Depression to the post-war years—the Automat was more than an inexpensive place to buy a good meal; it was a culinary treasure, a technical marvel, and an emblem of the times.


remember the clinking silver sounds of dimes and quarters

in the Pepsi machine and the glass coke bottle machines with the built in bottle opener

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I remember my parents

I remember my parents bringing me to the Horn and Hardart in NYC when I was a kid and yes it was really great.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Me too but it was my grandparents and oddly enough

I thought it old fashioned- I think it was because they told me they were closing them.I think you had to use tokens not coins

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I would pay 1 employees 30$ an hour

If I had a good ROI on the Technology that would replace most of the employees. The regulations to follow for hiring employees these days are way to risky in order to invest your personal money. That's why I applaud those who invest their own personal money across sea, where regulations are minimal for entrepreneurs who take major risk with their own money.

Yes I like to stress that people's personal money create jobs and not government workers enforcing regulations.

creating jobs there but not here

I can understand investing abroad given all the costs and problems doing business here but hiring foreigners, messing up the balance of trade, and building foreign infrastructure while our capacity rots and I have to support the unemployed isn't something I 'applaud'.

So the risk should all go to the worker?

While all the benefits go to the owner.

This attitude is what has caused the hardship we are experiencing today.