Fast Food Strike Raging, $15 Minimum Wage Will Decimate Price of Big Mac

Fast Food Strike Raging, $15 Minimum Wage Will Decimate Price of Big Mac

fstfdprtstrsInstead of moving up the food chain to better jobs as they leave their teenage years – by acquiring skills or a college education – the fast food workers currently on strike around the country are mostly fully grown adults, many in their 30s, who think the system needs to reward them for not attempting to better themselves like the rest of us. These underperforming adults are participating in a “Fight for 15” in major cities, getting arrested in the process.

According to IJ Review, increasing the minimum wage is going to destroy the whole purpose of fast food:

The Daily Signal…reports that when this [minimum wage increase] is applied to some of our favorite fast food items:

  • A Big Mac meal increases from $5.69 to $7.82.
  • Wendy’s Son of a Baconator combo increases from $6.49 to $8.92.
  • Taco Bell’s 3 crunchy tacos combo increases from $4.59 to $6.31.
  • A Whopper meal increases from $6.15 to $8.46.
  • Subway’s turkey breast Footlong increases from $6.50 to $8.94.

Kind of takes away one of the main reasons people buy fast food in the first place, right?

In Seattle, where a $15 minimum wage increase was passed, and has already gone into effect at the Sea-Tac airport, many people have simply decided not to buy any food at the airport.  If the left wants to destroy cities, and turn them into the deserted, broken-down buildings that now exist in Detroit, this is the way to do it.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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