Living wage for burger flippers

moocluckmoo burgerIn recent times much has been said about increasing the minimum wage. The conservative talking mouths have loudly proclaimed that doing such would be a job killer. Well, in spite of what all the Fox News hired guns say, there is a growing body of evidence that money can still be made while treating employees decently.

Here’s an example of a Detroit hamburger restaurant, Moo Cluck Moo, that pays every employee a minimum of $31,000 a year while selling burgers for less than McDonald’s gets for its Big Mac. Oh, and they’re making a nice profit in the bargain. Forbe’s magazine recently reported that if the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour the cost of a Big Mac would increase by an insignificant sum. Another economist argued there would be no increase because the Big D would have to stay competitive.

Whatever the truth there is no question that corporate profits are at all time highs while working people’s incomes are on a roller coaster to hell.

To read the Moo Cluck Moo story click HERE.

3 thoughts on “Living wage for burger flippers”

  1. DO NOT raise the minimum wage. Here is why. If you have an income circle of $10,000 the only leakage out of the circle is federal tax and that is $300 so you have $9,700 to spend and the federal government has $300 to spend. If milk cost $1 per gallon you can buy 9,700 gallons of milk and the federal government can buy 300 gallons. If wages rise to $20,000 the only leakage out of the income circle is federal tax which is now $3,200 so you now have $16,800 to spend and the federal government has $3,200 to spend. If wages raise by double so does everything else: price of cow, utilities, wages, ect therefore milk now cost $2 per gallon you can now buy 8,400 gallons of milk and the federal government can buy 1,600 gallons of milk. Hence you get poorer and the government gets more revenues.
    Albert Einstein said that if this continues the old would freeze to death because they require more heat and the young would starve to death because they require more food.
    Therefore it has nothing to do with lost of jobs only about in the long run we are far less better off!!!

    1. You miss the point. It’s not about raising the minimum wage, it’s about paying a decent livable wage in the first place. It’s about rich and powerful corporations not being as beholding to their shareholders and more supportive of their employees. Plus, your arithmetic is faulty. If you have an income of $10,000 you don’t pay a penny in federal taxes.

      1. You miss the point. You don’t pay a penny on 10,000 after allowable deductions and exemptions but before-hand you do check the tax charts. You need more information to argue the point that mine is faulty. Read up on Albert Einstein and see why he says what he did.

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