May 17, 2014

Once again, using the wrong examples to pull at the heartstrings

From the Philly Daily News today:

DANIELLE WILSON can't afford to give her 3-year-old son gifts on holidays and birthdays. Munira Edens broke her phone three months ago and now goes without one because a repair is too costly.

That irks workers like Glenn Davis, 44, a father of three who marched yesterday with a sign ...

These three fast-food workers were among more than 100 minimum-wage laborers and activists who marched along Broad Street yesterday morning to demand an end to poverty pay and the right to form a union without retaliation.

We've been through this before. I'm actually starting to wonder if outfits like the Daily News purposely note things like above -- number of kids, cell phone -- because they know the inherent contradictions and want commenters to point them out.

Hey, look -- you want a raise? Fine. Do you deserve one? Maybe. But I'm willing to bet that folks like Wilson, Edens and Davis didn't give much of a sh** all through middle and high school, and hence pretty much have little-to-no skills to speak of. And whose fault is that? The CEO of McDonalds?

Posted by Hube at May 17, 2014 08:22 AM | TrackBack

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