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Bernie Sanders Demands McDonald’s Pay Workers $15 an Hour ― Do You Agree?

by Axios | Updated on 10.5.18

McDonald's has become the minimum wage target for Senator Bernie Sanders, who is demanding the fast food chain to pay its workers $15 an hour companywide. In a letter to CEO Steve Easterbrook, Sanders wrote that such a move by McDonald's "would set an example for the entire fast food industry to follow."

Why it matters: Sanders had previously called on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to increase the company's minimum wage, which he followed through on this week. The Vermont senator and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced the "Stop Bezos Act" last month to punish large companies whose workers depend on public assistance because of low wages.

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  • Lyndenite
    Voted Oppose
    10/05/2018
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    Working at McDonald’s is not a career it’s a job. If you think your degree in gender studies can get you a job in the real world and when you get out of college and find that you can only get a job at McDonald’s it’s your fault.

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  • Laurel
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    10/05/2018
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    Working at McDonald’s is a job whether or not you think it is real work. These people work on their feet all day over a hot stove or at a register crowded by hungry, frustrated customers. They are not all teenagers. Many of them are adults just trying to scrape by because not everyone can get a ‘respectable’ job. We all have different roles and abilities in life, and at this moment in their lives they need a way to live and prosper. To take care of themselves, loved ones, and maybe even their country. If they wanted to try something different later in life they would have a better chance too, because they have been making the a living salary. if not, they still are able to provide for themselves. That is what truly matters.

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  • JTJ
    10/06/2018
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    Bernie is my favorite comedian, or muppet, I can’t tell which. But everything he says is hysterical.

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  • Jeffrey
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    Get rid of Welfare and food stamps, and McDonalds will pay a higher wage, or go back to a mostly younger staff. Raise the minimum wage, and McDonalds will go to automated kiosks for ordering, to eliminate staff. This isn't a big secret. Either Bernie is crazy, or he owns stock in the kiosk company.

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  • ItsMeSami
    Voted Support
    10/05/2018
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    After Amazon has set the wage at $15, why shouldn’t others? If you have to work two jobs to support yourself, it’s clear that the minimum wage isn’t cutting it.

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  • FreedomPatriot
    10/05/2018
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    Hey Bernie, I realize you have NEVER CREATED ANY JOBS so you obviously don’t understand anything about business so listen up (all you other anti-capitalism liberals listen up as well) if that happens, no one will pay the $17 that a Big Mac will now cost, McDonalds goes bankrupt and goes out of business and then the wage is $0 dumbass!!!!!!

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  • Frederick
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    10/05/2018
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    This is a terrible idea.

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  • AristotlesUncle
    Voted Support
    10/05/2018
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    This would be awesome. Going back to school, learning a new skill, or working a new job isn’t always an option. I believe making a higher wage will give people more pride in what they do and reduce crime. Furthermore, it will decrease dependency on welfare. If people aren’t paid more than they currently are in many jobs, then taxpayers (not large corporations) will have to pay for their welfare benefits.

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  • Erick
    Voted Oppose
    10/05/2018
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    Bernie needs to retake Economics...

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  • Leon
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    10/05/2018
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    How about Bernie pay for something?

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  • Laurel
    Voted Support
    10/05/2018
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    Working at McDonald’s is a job whether or not you think it is real work. These people work on their feet all day over a hot stove or at a register crowded by hungry, frustrated customers. They are not all teenagers. Many of them are adults just trying to scrape by because not everyone can get a ‘respectable’ job. We all have different roles and abilities in life, and at this moment in their lives they need a way to live and prosper. To take care of themselves, loved ones, and maybe even their country. If they wanted to try something different later in life they would have a better chance too, because they have been making the a living salary. if not, they still are able to provide for themselves. That is what truly matters.

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  • Captainbinkman
    Voted Oppose
    10/05/2018
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    The fight for 15 will not result in more jobs. It will decrease the amount of jobs you have. Employers have to pay their employees. Where will your job be when your employers closes up shop?

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  • M.A.
    Voted Support
    10/05/2018
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    People need livable wage regardless of how your opinion about a “respectable” job. Not everyone is fortunate enough to discover what they’re meant to do in this world.

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  • gailnabity
    Voted Support
    10/07/2018
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    I think $15 should be the Federal minimum wage. At McDonalds, Walmart, Best Buy etc. anything else is not a living wage.

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  • Brad
    Voted Oppose
    10/05/2018
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    That will force them to automate more of their services and hire less people

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  • Tooluser1
    Voted Oppose
    10/05/2018
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    Who wants a $20 big mac? All this will do is drive *jobs* out of the market and let me tell you Bernie-heads, that WILL NOT cause higher paying jobs to magically appear to replace them! All you will do is cause those who WERE earning *some* to get *none*. Not. An. Improvement.

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  • Adam
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    10/05/2018
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    Bernie has no comprehension or basic economics. Look where this has already been tries and failed.

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  • Armorized
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    10/05/2018
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    For one, this would get people fired to make up for the added expense and two this eliminates entry level job positions for the same ignorant young people who naively support Bernie.

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  • James
    Voted Oppose
    10/05/2018
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    That’s supposed to be a part time job for high school kids like it used to be! Flipping burgers and frying French fries is an unskilled job! Go back to school and lear

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  • Travis
    Voted Support
    10/05/2018
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    The minimum wage needs to be $15 an hour

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