So McDonalds can “save money” by hiring robots instead of paying their workers a livable wage. Really? ARE ROBOTS GOING TO BUY THEIR HAMBURGERS?

by Jeff Nielson

I saw this poor-bashing propaganda at Zero Hedge, and it requires a rebuttal. And since there is no one else standing up for the Little People, that leaves me.

Former McDonalds CEO Crushes The Minimum Wage Lie: “It’s Cheaper To Buy A Robot Than Hire At $15/Hour”

This is the SAME, short-sighted Neanderthal thinking that brought us Austerity:

Governments will “save money” by slashing all their social programs [and stomping on the Little People].

Bullshit! One word: “Greece”. Another word: “Iceland”. Greece slashed its social programs to “save money” (at the command of its bankster overlords — and its economy is now TOTALLY DESTROYED.

Iceland refused to give in to this FALSE-SAVINGS, and right-wing drivel, and has the strongest economy in the Western world because of it.

So McDonalds can “save money” by hiring robots instead of paying their workers a livable wage. Really? ARE ROBOTS GOING TO BUY THEIR HAMBURGERS?

No. People buy their hamburgers. So, if all the “smart” corporations like McDonalds build robots instead of hiring people, will they “save money”? No. They will drive themselves (and everyone else) into BANKRUPTCY.

In fact, most of the customers of McDonalds are LOW-WAGE EARNERS. If McDonalds replaces it own slave-wage earners with robots, it will only accelerate its own death-spiral.

Short-sighted thinking. In this world of idiotic, right-wing ideology, it’s all that we ever see.

:angry:

P.S. Note in particular this propaganda:

…former McDonalds’ CEO Ed Rensi continued his crusade against the naive “solution” to poor living standards that has been peddled by a clueless administration in the form of a higher federal minimum wage…Rensi found that nobody has still done the math.

Bullshit! As I pointed out above; the “math” has already been done: Greece, Iceland. This Corporate apologist is telling us we should copy Greece, when that is already a proven failed model.

For nearly 50 years; our economies (and societies) have been moving to the Right (and embracing poor-bashing mythology), and for nearly 50 years we have been in aDOWNWARD SPIRAL.

Coincidence (for fifty years)? Right.

Former McDonalds CEO Crushes The Minimum Wage Lie: “It’s Cheaper To Buy A Robot Than Hire At $15/Hour”

www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-25/former…uy-robot-hire-15hour

While this should come as no surprise to any rational non-establishment-teet-suckling economist (and certainly not to our readers), former McDonalds’ CEO Ed Rensi continued his crusade against the naive “solution” to poor living standards that has been peddled by a clueless administration in the form of a higher federal minimum wage, and after he patiently explained one month ago that “the $15 minimum wage demand, which translates to $30,000 a year for a full-time employee, is built upon a fundamental misunderstanding of a restaurant business just do the math” Rensi found that nobody has still done the math.

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Which is perhaps why the ex-CEO reappeared on Fox Business yesterday to explain to Maria Bartiromo that as fast-food workers across the country vie for $15 per hour wages, many business owners have already begun to take humans out of the picture, McDonalds most certainly included…

Here’s a clever piece of satire, inspired by the McDonalds Stooge who threatened that workers would be “replaced by robots” if they were ever paid a livable wage of $15/hour. It’s about a fictional strip-club owner, threatening to replace his exotic dancers with robots.

:laugh:

While some may choose to take offense at the subject matter of the satire, I would suggest it is a highly effective metaphor to illustrate the folly of the Slave Masters’ endless threats (often carried out) to “replace their workers with machines”. And I would suggest it is considerably less unseemly than choosing the metaphor of a brothel madame — threatening to replace her “ladies” with robots.

:laugh::laugh:

Note that all it takes to reverse the trend toward automation (in a time of record unemployment) is effective taxation. Tax corporations at different rates according to the ratio between revenues (or profits) and WORKER income (not management).

Corporations which have the highest ratios of wages to revenues would be taxed at the lowest rate. Corporations which reap vast revenues, while providing little-to-no employment get taxed at the very highest rate.

It’s called justice, and I better spell it — since it’s something we no longer ever see. J-U-S-T-I-C-E.

;)

Minimum wage hike may force Wesley’s Boobie Trap to replace dancers with robots

www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/05/min…mobileshort_home_pop

After talks of raising the minimum wage have stirred across the country, Wesley’s Boobie Trap CEO David Sellers warned that a drastic increase to $15 an hour could force him to fire his staff and replace them with exotic-dancing robots.

“The Trap,” as it is known by loyal patrons, is a popular bar in Sayre, a small community on the outskirts of Jefferson County.

“It’s cheaper to build a dancing robot than it is to hire another Jasmine or Tiffany at $15 an hour,” explained Sellers. “Our dancers average about 3 hours of work a night. That’s about….hold on….carry the one…well, it’s a lot of money. I promise you that.”…

 

If McDonalds ever did start paying its workers $15/hour, then it could start advertising its hamburgers as “fair-wage burgers”. Given McDonalds falling sales and profits, they might find that this form of advertising actually encourages people to eat there.

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