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Matt gets in the opposition to raising the minimum wage and discusses McDonald’s intelligence unit they use to keep wages low.
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The Fight AGAINST $15
The fight against $15 an hour. Keyword there as against. We need to raise minimum wage in the United States, the federal minimum wage. And just, just for a little point of reference, a lot of people get this mixed up. There’s a federal minimum wage. And then there is a, in most places, state, and sometimes even more local minimum wage loss, the federal minimum wage in the places where they go by just that.
Is $7 in 25 cents per hour. Think about that for a second. Imagine doing an hour of labor in someone hands you less than a cost of a value meal.
It’s not livable. Forget about, forget about once there’s no place in the United States anywhere. We’re working full time at that minimum wage we’ll even pay the rent.
It’s it’s it’s a joke. So for years now we’ve been saying, well, we got to get it to 15. The reality is 15 isn’t isn’t enough. If we were inflation tide wage. If the wage actually went up with the price of everything else, which would make rational sense, it would be somewhere in the mid $20 an hour, somewhere between 22 and 25, depending on which economist you read, we’re asking for 15, can we just get to like a little better?
And by the way, we haven’t raised it in well over a decade. Now, of course the arguments are well, prices will rise and that’ll wipe out all the gains. Great. Except for the fact that prices have already risen every day, every year prices are rising. Well, wages are not,
they’re going to rise no matter what you do on the wage. That’s the part. People don’t seem to understand.
Speaking of things, people don’t understand. We got good old senators, mommy, and Romney’s a guy I’m going to show you some video from the Hill. Romney’s a guy that. He, he sort of a Wolf in sheep’s clothing. Right. Recently he’s gotten a lot of pass and a lot of praise, especially from the liberals, because he’s got the balls to speak out against Trump and speak out against what’s right.
And the thing about it, and I’ll give him credit Mitt Romney. Doesn’t give a fuck. He’s I think a billionaire, if not, he’s quite close to being a billionaire. He’s already a retired governor. The dude, he doesn’t need any of this shit. He’s not on some, like a lifelong clawing at power with everything. It takes type of approach.
Like McConnell. Like a lot of these guys Romney’s take it or leave it. Here’s what I stand for. Here’s what I believe in. If you don’t like me, don’t elect me. I don’t give a fuck. And I can respect that. The problem is a lot of people champion that and they champion when he, he speaks his mind and they happen to agree.
But what they forget is Mitt Romney is an old school hedge fund company, destroying conservative. He does not believe in paying people more money. If there was a way for him to pay people less money. Mitt Romney would be for that. This is Mitt Romney. Remember that? So now he and Tom cotton, some other backward ass fuck have decided that we’ll listen.
$15 is too much. Let’s go to $10 to the clip, any of Utah and Tom cotton of Arkansas on Tuesday, rolled out our proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour over four years and tighten enforcement and hiring undocumented over four years.
We’re gonna take four years to add $2 and 75 cents. Are you fucking kidding me?
Workers to bill as a counterpoint, the Democrats who are pushing to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 critics of the democratic bill said that the quick increase, which would more than double the current $7 and 25 cents per hour, minimum wage in just four years would burden small biz.
Isn’t, this is a congressional budget office report and the plan estimates that it would lead to 1.4 million fewer jobs, but also lift nearly a million people out of poverty. So that stat right there is another one that a lot of people are, are using and confusing
because it says it would lead to fewer jobs and people are, Oh my God. See, we’re losing all these jobs. We’re not losing jobs because companies are going out of business. There are going to be fewer jobs because people aren’t going to need two or three of them when they can work just one full-time job and pay their bills.
They’re going to quit the second job. But the data records that is a job loss for that second job. But the more important part about that is the second part of that stat. Is it a little raise people out of poverty. So how do you have less jobs and raise people out of poverty? Well, it’s exactly what I just said.
They work less jobs to get by. This is all a good thing. People shouldn’t have to work three jobs just to pay the fucking rent. I don’t know when it became controversial in this company or in this company, in this country to say that. Somebody who works full time should be able to pay their bills. Nobody talking about extravagant it’s here.
Although arguably, most workers probably deserve extravagance worker productivity in this country has skyrocketed corporate profits have skyrocketed because of it. These folks are working harder. They’re working smarter and they’re making you more money.
Corporate CEOs record, high profits, record, high salaries. The people that made that happen, you don’t want to give them a fucking raise. They have to struggle. And worst of all, we taxpayers have to pick up the difference, which is the other argument. That I’ve used for many years, for people that are against raising the minimum wage.
And I will say that’s really, really nice of you to give such a big handout to the corporations on our dime. When McDonald’s in Walmart, don’t pay their people, a living wage. People have to get food stamps and social services. So Walmart doesn’t pay them for working full time. We, the taxpayer do brilliant stance.
That’s so much better in the chat. Yeah. Already talking about in this. This is, this is an absolute key point.
Look at history, raising the minimum wage while it’s been a while. It’s not like it’s never happened before. We’ve had a minimum wage in the United States for a long time. We’ve raised at many times on the federal level. We’ve also raised at many times on the local level. Again. As I mentioned, there’s different municipalities, different States that have higher wages.
Look at them. Look at the history. You will find two things. If you do that one, you will find from the beginning of time, every time this happened, these arguments were here. The arguments for it’ll raise wages. It will kill jobs. It’s horrible. We shouldn’t raise the wage. People beat that drum every single fucking time.
Then you can look at the results every single fucking time. They are nothing like all these people are crying about ever as they say, a rising tide lifts, all boats, we live in a consumer driven economy. Spending is the gas in our economies engine. I’ve said this billions of times now. You need to have people with money, two byproducts to keep the whole shit afloat.
When you give people more money, when you give them raises, they can then spend it. It’s a boost, the economy. That’s what the stimulus is for. So people have money to spend. That’s good for all of us, even if you are not there. Even if you were a business owner, you don’t make minimum wage. Well, now you’ve got more people to buy shit in your business.
This is good for you.
RD says mint is the centrist that uses the right to kill progressive policies. Yes, exactly.
I feel the same way about Joe Biden, which is again, getting into another topic, but. This whole centrist bullshit we’re on everybody’s side is generally the best way to push through conservative ideology. Democrats do that as well. Democrats do that almost better.
Jack and Moe says the argument I get kicked out of is McDonald’s is already eliminating jobs with, with kiosks. The banking industry did that with ATM’s and did not have massive layoffs. Grocery has self checkouts and studies showed it’s not affected employment. Here’s the thing on all those aspects.
What you’re talking about, automation, you’re talking about evolution. You’re talking about again, similar to when people talk about inflation and the costs rising, these technological automated automation, examples that you cite. Are equally as inevitable. This is the progression of light. It’s like time, you can fight against automation, but it’s a losing battle.
It’s going to move forward. The world is going to move forward, whether you are on board or not, and has been the case from the beginning. Remember the industrial revolution, you know, we used to have to have people hand make. Literally every item in the world. Then one day a guy invented machines,
things shift the world, shifts the economy, shifts.
Those things are gonna change, and that is not an argument to pay people less money. Look, can you imagine the ridiculousness of this?
At the same time. You gotta keep in mind that no matter how little you pay them, a machine is always going to be cheaper. Not always going to be some complicated nonsense, but think of a kiosk. It’s basically a PC runs 24 seven. They buy at once. Few hundred dollar investment, basically the cost of one week’s pay purchases, that piece of equipment and leaves it there forever.
You will never be able to drop people’s paychecks unless people can work for pennies an hour to look better than that machine. And you shouldn’t. No human should do a job that a machine can do just as easily. What a shitty fucking existence that is. There is more to life. There is more to being a human being than making money for somebody else so that you can pay your bills.
There is believe it or not.
Jack says automation creates higher paying jobs with technology. That’s exactly what I’m saying. It’s it’s a shift. Yes. This type of job. Isn’t there anymore. Blacksmith. Not really a job anymore. Right?
Things shift new markets, open up these new things. Exactly what you access. They create new industries, they create new opportunities.
That’s that’s good stuff. And again, it’s, it’s not an excuse to not fucking pay people. There is no excuse. To not pay people, a living wage. I think that’s probably the, the most straightforward point ever is. There is no excuse to not pay people, a living wage when they work full-time at your company. But man, it, it gets worse.
This is something I wanted to get into. And we’re not going to go crazy in depth on it. I’m going to leave the link so you can check out the full story if you want. But vice has an incredible story on how McDonald’s is working to fight against this $15 an hour. And here’s the, here’s the crazy thing about it.
McDonald’s secretive Intel team. Intel team
corporation has an intelligence division. They have a MC CIA and its job is not to protect against, you know, corporate espionage or, or IP theft. No, it’s to keep a track on. People trying to pay workers more money. So McDonald’s collect strategic intelligence on workers advocating for $15 minimum wage, including how in, where the fight for 15 Jack attacks their brand.
And again, this is from vice news, came out yesterday for years. McDonald’s has. Internally labeled activists and employees working for the five 15 campaign, a security threat, and has spied on them. Imagine that we’ve reached, we’ve reached the point where corporations have decided they can act like nations and declare someone a security threat, which warrants their investigation.
McDonald’s says they do this because these activities could put the crew and customer safety at risk. Yeah, it’s a national security risk.
The faster giant secret intelligence unit has monitored its own workers activities within the movement, which seeks to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour. Including using social media monitoring tools, according to two sources who worked at McDonald’s and had direct knowledge of the surveillance and leaked documents that explain the surveillance strategy and tactics, a team of intelligence analyst at Chicago and London offices kept an eye on the activities of fight for 15 labor organizers across the world and figure out which McDonald’s workers are active in the mall, in the movement.
And who they’re working with organized strikes, protests or attempt for unions? No McDonald’s workers are currently unionized none.
the surveillance is particularly notable. Given the current political battle, it’ll be in fight for 15, which is a part of Joe Biden is a package in increase in the minimum wage is broadly popular nationally with both Republicans and Democrats. In two thirds of Americans support raising it to $15, but the Pobal has some sticking points in the legislation.
Joe mansion is a Dick bag. He does not favor $15. The minimum wage has been stuck at seven and a quarter for 10 years.
What I want to know McDonald’s says the, the idea was to figure out their strategy, counter it, find out where the key players are. And who they know
this is insane.
Th they’re they’re gathering intelligence on their own employees
rather than just paying them a living fucking wage.
can you, can you imagine this. Can you imagine how much money you have to make to think it’s it’s or, or not even think that it is a financially sound business, move to pay people, to fight against other people in your, in your own company, rather than just fucking pay him.
This, this right here shows you why these things are so necessary. It’s literal insanity.
We’ve gotten to the point in capitalism where
I don’t want to say we’ve gotten to the point. It’s probably been this way for. Who knows forever, but the profits, which keep in mind our numbers on a screen,
seeing that number get higher every day is more important than human lives and more important than the economy. This is the thing that truly drives me crazy as a business owner. And a leftist and a person who reads data, treating your workers better, paying them well, keeping them happy is good for business.
It generates more money. It makes them more efficient, more loyal. There’s less turnover. They work harder. They give a shit. I see a lot of people make these arguments. Well, I know why we’re not paying $15 and they can’t even get a burger. Right. Why would you, I mean, are you really gonna put in maximum effort to get shit on for a company that, that fights to keep you poor?
How hard are you going to work for that company? I know I wouldn’t give a fuck. I mean, I was a teenager who worked at McDonald’s and I didn’t give a fuck now at the time, I didn’t need it to really pay my bills. You know, I was, I was still a teenager, still had a place to live with mom,
Pay your people more. Put more money in their pocket. Chances are they’re going to buy some McDonald’s with it, but you know, what do I know? It’s just proven economics that we’ve seen over and over and over again throughout history, you can easily look up, but sure. Everyday working guy who’s making just above minimum wage.
Take the corporation side. Cause that’s a fucking bright thing to do.
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