It seems that people would like a little bit more money in their pockets, so they are protesting across the country for it. However, these people who are protesting are in the fast food industry. Before anyone gets all uppity and agrees with their demands, let me persuade you with a few simple questions: You are currently enrolled in college, correct? Why did you decide to enroll into college? Did you decide to get an education because you know that jobs like McDonalds was not going to satisfy your earthly desires?
Did I persuade you yet? These people are performing menial labor jobs that anyone can do. Why would a company pay more than the minimum wage to these people? The point of business is to maximize profits, and if they ever need the best and the brightest of people, then they are willing to pay a higher wage. McDonalds isn’t interested in having top tier people, they just want someone to hand out fries. If these people truly want to be handed more money that is enforced by the federal minimum wage, then they must appeal to congress to raise the minimum wage, because no one is going to pay more than they have to, and that $7.25 is already pushing it.