By Seth Maloney | 2 comments
<i><b>Edit</b>: The original video we were using in this link was faulty. Check it out directly on The Daily Show's website!</i>
0:40 - Uses CNN to introduce the issue
1:15 - Says what we're all thinking
1:45 - McDonald's made $5.5 billion last year. Sooo they can't pay a living wage because?
3:00 - We apparently can't have a living wage for fast food workers because it removes the incentive to work harder
4:25 - Fox News points out that if we had a stronger economy, minimum wage workers would be paid better! Right? #ThanksObama
5:17 - Fox also doesn't know that the average age of a fast food worker is 28, and that the $2/hour wage in 1974 (adjusted for inflation) would be, Gasp!, over $9/hour in today's terms!
7:10 - More on Fox? Yeah, more on Fox. Some protesters had children, and apparently it's not McDonald's problem that those kids need to be fed.
Sure, John Oliver's take is hilarious. But the reality is that fast food workers across the country work for suppressed wages, and it's wrong.
Categories: Economy and Jobs
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