Thursday, March 10, 2016

America - A Failing Society

Is a $0.80 cheaper Big Mac worth the price of living in the failed society we are creating here in America?

Fast food workers in Denmark make at least $20 an hour. If you want people to support themselves (and who doesn't?), you have to pay them a living wage. It's really not complicated math.

If a business can't pay workers enough for them to meet their needs, then it's really not a viable business model. It's a Dead Beat Business and it should cease to exist rather than allowing the owners and customers to continue to benefit from the misery and degradation of the workers, their families and their neighborhoods and to continue to outsource the costs to taxpayers and society in the form of public assistance and social instability.

EXCERPT: “We have to acknowledge it’s more expensive to operate,” said Mr. Drescher. “But we can still make money out of it — and McDonald’s does, too. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be in Denmark.”

He noted proudly that a full-time Burger King employee made enough to live on. “The company doesn’t get as much profit, but the profit is shared a little differently,” he said.

“We don’t want there to be a big difference between the richest and poorest, because poor people would just get really poor,” Mr. Drescher added. “We don’t want people living on the streets. If that happens, we consider that we as a society have failed.” END

Alexis de Tocqueville said “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

Can a system of national "moral values" that condones allowing people to work full time and not be able to meet the basic needs for themselves and their families be considered good? Great? Successful? Or are we just being conned?

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