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    Fast food raising minimum wage

    Guess who will pay the hike? Hear mickie d's on board.

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    Prices went up at In-N-Out. My usual cheeseburger (with onions) and medium diet coke has gone from (tax included) $6.56 to $6.78 to $7.00 in the last 6 months. It's still super cheap, so I am not complaining. I mean where else can you get lunch for 7 bucks?

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    Great news. Corporate profits are at record highs. No reason to not pay your employees more.

     
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      Cerveza Fria: Hey Gringo, Enjoy your $20 Big Mac
      
      JimmyG_415: Stop being a snowflake Cerveza.

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    Fast food is all garbage.

    You will be paying more to kill yourselves.

    That's as bright as this guy.


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    LOL at the GOP being for the little guy.

    I haven't eaten fast food in years,
    but just pony up and stop crying like the snowflakes that you guys all are,
    you esp Cerveza

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyG_415 View Post
    LOL at the GOP being for the little guy.

    I haven't eaten fast food in years,
    but just pony up and stop crying like the snowflakes that you guys all are,
    you esp Cerveza

    LOL at thinking any politician cares about the little guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dive_Bar_Dave View Post
    Prices went up at In-N-Out. My usual cheeseburger (with onions) and medium diet coke has gone from (tax included) $6.56 to $6.78 to $7.00 in the last 6 months. It's still super cheap, so I am not complaining. I mean where else can you get lunch for 7 bucks?
    They just raised the price of the cheeseburgers by 10 cents today or yesterday.

    The best app to use for fast food and good deals is McDonald's. You can get a big Mac combo meal for $6.50 with the app. And they have good rakeback with their rewards. Spend $15 and get a free McChicken or cheeseburger. That's like 20% rakeback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyG_415 View Post
    LOL at the GOP being for the little guy.

    I haven't eaten fast food in years,
    but just pony up and stop crying like the snowflakes that you guys all are,
    you esp Cerveza

    LOL at thinking any politician besides Donald Trump cares about the little guy.

    FYP.

     
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    Went up a quarter.

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    Most vices are taxed heavily. Cigarettes have huge taxes. I have long felt there should be a fat tax. Fast food and sodas should be taxed like cigarettes.

    Type 2 diabetes is now the country's largest health expenditure.

    A raise for lowly paid workers and a tax of sorts on people who will inevitably, on average, create a disproportionate bill for the taxpayers sounds like a win/win.

    If you want to consume garbage, that's fine, but society has to eventually foot the bill for your lack of self control and self-respect.

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    Vice taxes are regressive and do not work well.

    They mostly end up punishing the lower classes. You mention cigarettes. Since the danger of cigarette smoking has become known, which is basically our entire lifetime, there has been a decline in smoking among educated people. This has, in turn, led to an income disparity in smokers versus non-smokers:




    The fantasy of vice taxes is that you'll end up forcing the lower and lower-middle classes out of their vices, which will be for their own good. The reality is that they will just find a way to continue their vices, even if it means going without essentials.


    When it comes to food, the concept is similar. It's more expensive and time-consuming to eat healthy. For people who work all day, a lot of them just want to get prepared meals and be done with it. If you don't have much money, your only option for this is fast food. The more expensive takeout stuff is out of reach for the lower and lower-middle classes.


    There is also a myth regarding who is benefiting from the fast food minimum wage hike. It's largely teenagers and others under 21. Fast food has never been seen as a career, nor should it be. Nor should teenagers be worried about making a living wage. This is all recent left-wing bullshit, yet the system worked fine for decades before this.

    The wage hikes have already done away with the cheap burder. Remember just about 5 or so years ago, when you could buy a quarter pound burger by itself for like $2.50? That's gone. All such burgers are like $7 minimum now, often more.

    This was BEFORE the wage hike which just went into effect. COVID forced a wage hike to occur on its own, due to it being difficult to get workers from 2020-2022. When the government funds to stay home finally ended, there was still the issue of people having discovered gig work while receiving those government funds, and not wanting to go back to a traditional, low-paying jobs. Wages at these jobs rose in order to get quality workers back. If you recall, customer service in lower-paid positions was absolutely brutal in 2021-2022, and it's for that exact reason.


    Finally, again, fast food places are often franchised. They are often NOT owned by giant, greedy corporations. They're typically owned by a small businessman who is just getting by. This fucks him badly, after he spent tons of money getting the whole place established (usually over $400k).

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    The purpose of vice taxes isnít just the hope poor people give up their vices. Being successful or poor is the result of a thousand life decisions made from finishing oneís homework as a child onward.

    Recouping money theyíll eventually cost the system is the better reason, and that expense should be drawn from those who partake in the activities that are voluntary and detrimental to all society. I have no care whatever demographic it impacts.

    There is a straight line between obesity and health care expenditures. Itís the nations biggest health issue.

    Fast food workers have been young because it doesnít require education and itís been lowly paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Vice taxes are regressive and do not work well.

    They mostly end up punishing the lower classes. You mention cigarettes. Since the danger of cigarette smoking has become known, which is basically our entire lifetime, there has been a decline in smoking among educated people. This has, in turn, led to an income disparity in smokers versus non-smokers:




    The fantasy of vice taxes is that you'll end up forcing the lower and lower-middle classes out of their vices, which will be for their own good. The reality is that they will just find a way to continue their vices, even if it means going without essentials.


    When it comes to food, the concept is similar. It's more expensive and time-consuming to eat healthy. For people who work all day, a lot of them just want to get prepared meals and be done with it. If you don't have much money, your only option for this is fast food. The more expensive takeout stuff is out of reach for the lower and lower-middle classes.


    There is also a myth regarding who is benefiting from the fast food minimum wage hike. It's largely teenagers and others under 21. Fast food has never been seen as a career, nor should it be. Nor should teenagers be worried about making a living wage. This is all recent left-wing bullshit, yet the system worked fine for decades before this.

    The wage hikes have already done away with the cheap burder. Remember just about 5 or so years ago, when you could buy a quarter pound burger by itself for like $2.50? That's gone. All such burgers are like $7 minimum now, often more.

    This was BEFORE the wage hike which just went into effect. COVID forced a wage hike to occur on its own, due to it being difficult to get workers from 2020-2022. When the government funds to stay home finally ended, there was still the issue of people having discovered gig work while receiving those government funds, and not wanting to go back to a traditional, low-paying job. Wages at these jobs rose in order to get quality workers back. If you recall, customer service in lower-paid positions was absolutely brutal in 2021-2022, and it's for that exact reason.


    Finally, again, fast food places are often franchised. They are often NOT owned by giant, greedy corporations. They're typically owned by a small businessman who is just getting by. This fucks him badly, after he spent tons of money getting the whole place established (usually over $400k).

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    McDonald's app is god. $6.50 Big Mac meal.

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    Going to have to start bundeling or go to 2 dollar menu. Haven't seen any dollar menus at mickie ds. They are going to start charging for ketchup and condiments next. Our go to chinese is 50 dollars plus for 3 peops

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    Can Todd take some of the one hour a day that he types that Dems suck and Reps rock and do some other more productive things like pay the freeroll winners he is 9 months late in attending to?
    As McCain said, you people arenít getting anything done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dive_Bar_Dave View Post
    Can Todd take some of the one hour a day that he types that Dems suck and Reps rock and do some other more productive things like pay the freeroll winners he is 9 months late in attending to?
    As McCain said, you people arenít getting anything done.


    all you do is complain and shit on things around here. i haven't seen a good post from you. go away or just stfu.

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    Not true at all. 90% of my posts are not complaints. In this very thread I posted earlier and it was not a complaint (not really).

    Anyway, go screw yourself.

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