It was recently reported on in the news about an employee of the hamburger chain we all know and love called McDonald’s. It seems the employee was having trouble paying her bills, and putting food on the table based on the salary she received from her employer. The hotline set up to “help” employees suggested that she look to the federal government for help to bridge the shortcomings she is facing because of her hourly wages.
It appears that McDonald’s who has sold billions and billions of hamburgers on the labor of underpaid workers in order to prioritize profits for it’s stakeholders. That is the way business was done in the past, and the way business owners want to keep it. Mitt Romney said that 47% of Americans feel entitled to help from the government. It seems to me the wealthy business owners want to keep it that way by passing the downside of low wages to the tax payers of this country.
Wal-Mart decided recently to give over 30,000 of it’s employee’s pay raises. Maybe they want to stop employee’s from complaining about low wages so they can have low prices for their customers. The only way for the wealthy to stay that way is on the backs of the workers, it has always been that way, and sadly it looks like the status quo will continue.