Fast Food Strikes

In case you haven’t heard, an SEIU front-group with connections to the President is planning strikes of fast-food workers in 100 cities today.

Fast-food workers in about 100 US cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

The actions would build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or about $15,000 a year for a full-time employee.

Here’s a news flash for the organizers: everybody’s already well aware of the difficulties of living on $7.25 an hour. That’s why a whole lot of people still pursue these niche programs known as “high school” and “college.”

Protesters are calling for pay of $15 an hour, although many see the figure as a rallying point rather than a near-term possibility.

Not a near-term possibility? Don’t give up so easy, fellas! While you’re at it, ask for a pony! In Obama’s America, being wildly unqualified and incapable of producing value is no obstacle anymore!

Striking workers are expected to chant catchy slogans such as, “Please, please, please replace us with machines!” and “Full robot employment now!”

And speaking of that, here’s an interesting related article (via Instapundit):

Alpha machine from Momentum Machines cooks up a tasty burger with all the fixins. And it does it with such quality and efficiency it’ll produce “gourmet quality burgers at fast food prices.”

With a conveyor belt-type system the burgers are freshly ground, shaped and grilled to the customer’s liking. And only when the burger’s finished cooking does Alpha slice the tomatoes and pickles and place them on the burger as fresh as can be. Finally, the machine wraps the burger up for serving.

And while you fret over how many people you invited to the barbecue, Alpha churns out a painless 360 hamburgers per hour.

San Francisco-based Momentum Machines claim that using Alpha will save a restaurant enough money that it pays for itself in a year, and it enables the restaurant to spend about twice as much on ingredients as they normally would – so they can buy the gourmet stuff. Saving money with Alpha is pretty easy to imagine. You don’t even need cashiers or servers.

These strikers, if any really show up, are going to be Momentum Machines’ Salesmen of the Year.

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