I mean really look what they did to cigarettes and booze. I'm not saying tax it more but would it really hurt to raise the price a little.
Don't get me wrong. I'm having a glass of whiskey right now and had a Whopper and Fries for lunch. If you can't afford fast food maybe you should pack a lunch.
Just for full disclosure I do own (MCD) & (CBRL)
Reading these posts and what I read is that you have elected idiots to govern us. Your reps subsidize those things that just raise prices and put dollars in their pockets. It sounds like to me that you want the gov't to get out of private industry.... No where in the constitution does it justify most federal gov't behavior....
Minimum is just one of the ways gov't has restricted free choice. Did you know you could go to jail if you chose to work for minimum wage?
Meat and corn are heavily subsidized by the taxpayer, that's one reason fast food is cheap. But it's not cheap when you factor in all the diseases it causes in humans - cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular problems. Then it gets REAL expensive.
If fast food gets to expensive some of you will just have to do without. You understand. It's like some people cant afford health insurance. Too bad.
People say it will only hurt the poor if they raise the minimum wage. When have the people who say that ever cared about the poor?
Just think how many more Big Mac's you could afford if ya quit giving 10% to the church. (I know, nobody really gives 10%)