Tuesday, August 6, 2013

8.6.13 Bee-otch of the Day: The Republican Party

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Name: The Republican Party
Age: 159
Occupation: right-wingers
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: not making life better

If you work in fast food, it's a no-brainer: you live paycheck to paycheck.

Many fast food workers are protesting chains such as McDonald's and Burger King because they're paid minimum wage and barely making it. Yet, they're the ones making huge profits for those chains by flipping their burgers and frying their fries.

Minimum wage has risen only three times in the past decade, and a lot of it's due to the poor economy and Republicans becoming more a group of elitist assholes who don't think that everyday joes and janes like you and me deserve anything. Yeah, there's people out on the street holding their cardboard signs begging for change, but that's no reason for companies to give their employees a little more respect from a financial standpoint.

I know the feeling, folks. I haven't had a raise in almost 10 years! My work is harder these days and my bills keep rising. And yes, I have looked at other jobs.

But you see, that's what happens when you have the Republicans run the show. Companies become more unfriendly towards people and the people suffer for it. The economy might be improving, but people are still only accepting jobs that pay very little and give out only a handful of hours. Yet, CEOs are getting record pay and their Republican buddies are helping them any way they can.

Look, if you're an employer, PAY YOUR DAMN WORKERS A GOOD INCOME. It's a proven fact: companies that pay their workers a livable wage have little turnover, more profits and make more money per worker. If you only give your workers a meager wage, then yes, they'll treat that company as disposable and they'll end up with a "who cares" attitude.

My old boss was a prime example. He NEVER gave people raises. In the end, his company's profits started to sink. We went from $4 to 8 million in sales to just $2 to 4 million (yes, I read Alexa). He blamed changes in our business and industry, but the truth prevailed: he was an asshole who's now living off the retirement he made off our backs. Now, my new boss is trying to piece together a plan to try to make our company profitable again, but I've noticed that a lot of our old perks have disappeared.

I think if the minimum wage went up to $10 per hour, it would REALLY shove a poker up the asses of big corporations that cheat their workers. Yeah, yeah, yeah, there might be a few small businesses that will hurt from all this, but that's only because they don't know how to compete with the big guys that can pay their workers a livable wage. It's time to make this country a better place for the working class, and the first thing we need to do is vote all the Repukes out of office in 2014. 

Obama tried to rebuild the dream in 2008, but it only took two years to screw it all up thanks to the Koch Brothers.

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