There was a point when I was in 7th grade where a boy called me a lesbian. And to be perfectly honest, I was definitely probably staring at girls in my classes. I know I definitely did this because I would think about what it would be like to hold their hands and kiss them and I probably stared a lot. I don’t know what compelled him to call me a lesbian exactly, but he did. At the time I didn’t know what that meant. I could just tell from his tone that it was said in a derogatory way. And so when I found out what the word lesbian means, I… my first reaction was, well, why is that a bad thing? That’s… me.
The CEO of Hardees and Carl’s Jr is a whiny jerk who would pay his over-worked employees even less than he is now, if the mean ol’ Federal Government didn’t force him to pay them at least $7.25 an hour. Smug Bastard.
One fast-food CEO has a message for the workers toiling away in his industry: The minimum wage hike you’ve been clamoring for will only hurt you.
The consequences of raising the minimum wage include more youth unemployment, higher prices and increased automation, says Andy Puzder, the head of CKE restaurants, the parent company of Hardees and Carl’s Jr.
“Government needs to get out of the way,” Puzder told Yahoo! Finance in an interview Monday. “If government gets out of the way, businesses will create jobs and wages will go up.”
Puzder made $4.4 million in 2012, according to Forbes. That’s about 291 times what a minimum wage worker makes in a year, if they’re earning the federal minimum and working full-time. The average fast food CEO made 721 times what minimum wage workers took in in 2013, according to a recent report from the Economic Policy Institute. […]