Do you think McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s is really going to worry about the Federal Govt raising the minimum wage law to 15 dollars an hour for every employer? You’re an economic guru aren’t you. Unfortunately for you, that’s probably why you flip burgers for a living and didn’t bother getting an education, work hard, and learning the necessary skills to run a small business or work as an economist at a company and make a “comfortable living wage” Let me break it down to you in simplest terms that maybe you will understand. McDonalds will take their 1.07 billion in net profits that you disdain they have, and will invest those resources into technology that will reduce their potential increased operational expense (min wage 15$) while maintaining or lowering their food prices to their customers. McDonalds will market this new product as PRBKAC (Problem Removed between Kiosk and Counter), they will also get a intangible benefit of increased customer satisfaction as well because it also will greatly reduce wrong food orders and attract new and repeat customers. This PRBKAC solution will provide an immediate ROI in less than 1 year for McDonalds and will drive all our smaller business competitors out of the market or out of business and to the unemployment line along with the 15$ minimum wage activists.
Very well said. I can't wait till this PRBKAC gets implemented in my local fast food restaurants. I am so sick of my orders getting jacked up by some angry fat females (no racism intended, but 90% of the time they are black)
technology will/has replaced most manual labor eventually. Then what?
You know what, you got me--I am no economic guru and should've done my research. But hey, do me a favorite and try to keep the personal attacks out of your arguments--it makes you look like an arrogant bigot, which you probably are (see what I did there? Maybe we're not so different after all). What really bothered me about the article was its tone. It patronizes some of the hardest working people in America and assumes that they are being lazy. The author clearly writes from a place of privilege and his outlook on the people in the fast-food industry seems ill-informed. Yes, there are always exceptions and people who game the system, but they are not the majority. There is not an equal access to education in this country. We know that social-economic status is tied up in the quality of education the one receives and that education is a pre-requisite for a good job. These are the things we should be talking about and these are the things we need to consider when we talk about this 'sub-group' of fast-food workers.
April 17, 2015 at 2:20pm
Hopefully the fast food worker lobbying firm will have as much power and money as the pay phone worker lobbying firm.
April 17, 2015 at 11:28am
I will call this solution PRBKAC (Problem Removed Between Kiosk and Counter)
 April 17, 2015 at 11:00am
I’m in the IT business. Matt Walsh puts a really good business case together. I’m now inspired to come up with a IT solution to help the fast food franchise industry to address their challenges being forced upon them to pay burger flippers 15 dollars an hour. ;-)
I would NEVER want to be opposite Rep Gowdy, NEVER!
gruber: "I don't understand the question." Even I understood that question.
 December 9, 2014 at 12:52pm
I’m really getting sick and tired of these hearings. Is this going to accomplish anything? Is anything going to change? All these people just like to hear themselves talk. I’m tired of all the talk, I want action.
I disagree, there are some things that are worth standing up for in front of your children.
 November 24, 2014 at 9:43pm
Now let’s do an investigation on Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, NAACP, Black Panthers, and any other race baiting organization and see if there was any coercion and perjury charges on all these false testimonies, I want them behind bars. Because an innocent officer is now a dead man walking.
Most of the protestors are dead men and women walking.
With the the official HIV rate among blacks being in the 40s%, and the actual rate around 64%, that means that most of these people who live for race hatred won't be here in 5 years. One wonders why the black leadership never mentions that most of their constituents won't be here.
The Bible says that people will be judged for choosing evil. Promiscuity, IV street drug use, and rampant homosexuality in the black community is what created the staggering HIV rate.
Despite my local idiot paper claiming that HIV is not a death sentence, it most certainly is. If you are a rich person who can afford the hundred of pills that have to be taken at precise times a day, every day for the rest of your life, yes, you can hold it off 10 or 20 years. A person with no personal responsibility is going to "forget" to take his/her pills and given the lifestyles of most blacks today, that means a lot less than the standard 10 years after diagnosis. Guy or gal goes to a party, gets drunk or stoned, doesn't realize he/she didn't take her doses for a day or two, and they pills won't do any good after that. The virus has mutated.
 November 20, 2014 at 9:36am
Unbeknownst to most Americans, Barack Obama currently plans to issue an edict that defies current US Laws and the US Constitution by establishing amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants on Mexican Revolution Day 2014, which is traditionally celebrated on November 20 in Mexico and by Mexicans everywhere.
November 20 is Mexican “Revolution Day” or Mexican “Civil War Day” which is the equivalent of America’s 4th of July. Obama’s choice of this date for his departure from his Oath of Office and the US Constitution creates a permanent symbolic relationship between his actions and Mexico’s violent revolutionary and civil wars from 1910-1920!
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say her dad did not do those things. Lol
Not a bloody clue. This is the first time I recall having heard of her, so...
...really not sure who she is...I thought it was the other crazy girl when I (hesitantly) clicked on it....oh? the other girl is not specific enough?
She was a singer from late 90's or early 2000's I think.
Had one or two good songs and then dropped off.
Better to google her or check imdb.
Let me guess??
She also voted Obama "TWICE" and wants to lecture us on what a bunch or Morons we are for not supporting Democrats right?
Apparently, she's an illiterate entertainer of some sort.
DTO: Good question. Here's another one. Am I supposed to care if these people go into their garage, sit in a chair, and wear a necktie?
I am a 61 year old woman and I know who she is but then I am very involved with my 3 grand daughters and have always taken an interest in what they watch and listen to !
So, where's the video of ya Daddy playing with his junk? You made a claim, because they won't let you have any money, and probably because you fell in love with a monkey
What am I missing? We get stories like this on Hollywood morons, yet the Blaze's reporting on what is happening in the middle east with Obama's non-war war is seriously lacking. My local rinky-dinky newspaper provides more background article on the non-war in a more timely fashion than the Blaze! It seems that at one time I could count on the Blaze for breaking news. Now the "breaking news" is like we get on Fox New: the same breaking news is promoted as breaking news even though the same news is presented each hour for many hours as "Breaking News."
CBS News reporting - Shortly afterwards, Bynes seemingly took it all back, tweeting, "My dad never did any of those things The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he's the one that ordered them to microchip me."
No point in anybody planting a microchip in her brain. No power source, very little neurological tissue from which to take readings.
WTH is it with these whackadoodles insisting they drag everyone else down with them? Can't they just spontaneously combust and leave other people alone? Then again, there's no attention to be had in that so.....
Don't you love it, Her father was physically, mentally and sexually abusive to her. Her mother knew all of this, and did nothing, but yet, she is a Rich, successful star!!!
Kind of makes other peoples arguments about not having a fair shot seem so trivial!!!
If she could overcome all that, I wonder how the people that get free housing, medical, food and schooling can't make it!
Another grown-up child actress that has jumped on the crazy train.
She was a child star from the 90s. I remember seeing her a few times on Nickelodeon when I was a kid. It says in the article she's an actress (not sure if she's on TV or movies or what).
Watch the musical "Hairspray." She played the main character's best friend. Beyond that movie, I have no idea of her other work. It looks like she is another Hollywood loon, though.
Apparently a wannabe fashion designer cutting class.
Sadly, this is not uncommon for someone who seems to have bipolar disorder. Not sure if the accusation is truthful or delusional; sad either way.