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9/17/2013 11:47:00 AM
Food Slaves

Editor, Times-Union:
Did you ever notice how hard fast food workers toil. We take it for granted as they work virtually on slave wages.
Example. Papa Johns CEO makes $2.7 million  per year. Average worker pay  is $7.19 per hour.  It would take  their worker 382,000 hours  to make that much money.
Dollar General CEO, $3.8 million. It would take the worker 503,000 hours to make that much.
Mcdonald’s CEO,  $8.8 million. Worker would work 1.1 million hours to make that sum.
CVS CEO, $11.4 million. Worker, 1.3 million hours for that much pay.
Walmart CEO, $18.1 million. It would take the worker 986 years to make that much.
And yet the Democrat party that once upon a time championed the working class as opposed to the ruling class is closing its doors when they should be rallying the troops and headed for the castle with pitchforks and torches.
Oh yes! Forget Obama. He is just another phony like all the rest!
Tom Metzger
Warsaw, via email

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Article comment by: Dan C

The facts are that in order to buy what you could on minimum wage in the mid 1960's you would have to make $16 an hour and this was admitted by our own government and by other groups also in studies.
We do not have the great paying jobs we once had but we do have a whole lot of minimum wage jobs and employers are loving the current economy due to the fact that they can exploit employees by paying less today than they did just 10 years ago, supply and demand basic economics. The glory days of America ended with the baby boomers aka the most spoiled rotten generation that ever existed in history. Gimme gimme it's mine i want it all generation and to hell with the younger people.

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Article comment by: Lynn Bryant

Mr. Metzger: Entry level jobs are just that...entry level. They have NEVER been intended to support a family. If someone wants to earn higher wages, he needs to prove himself and/or get specialized training ABOVE a high school diploma.

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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So....if Tom Metzger was the CEO of Wal-Mart, would he take an 18 million dollar pay cut to pay his workers an extra 2-3 dollars an hour?

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