by Jon Sanders
Director of the Center for Food, Power, and Life, Research Editor, John Locke Foundation
I really feel sorry for all those people that the labor organizers, Obama administration, and immoral moralizers have tricked into protesting for impractically high wages that would effectively put them out of work.
Labor organizers say protesters will rally in the United States and more than 30 other countries as part of a campaign to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers and get the public behind the idea of a $15-an-hour wage.
Nakiel Clemons, who was scheduled to work in the kitchen of the Durham Burger King Thursday morning —
In other words, he chose not to show up for work, meaning he may not even have a wage after today. He should be encouraged to hold a job, not walk off the one he has to be exploited by people just pretending to have his best interests in mind in order to further their own political power. It is sick watching these cynical political tricksters profit from their victims’ ignorance, which is what they are doing.
— was one of the protesters holding signs and chanting, “hold your burgers, hold your fries, make those wages supersize.” …
The campaign comes as President Barack Obama works to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, which translates to about $15,000 a year for a full-time job.