Fast food workers need a raise, we are told. They need a living wage, we are told. Calling the minimum wage a “job killer” is simplistic, we are assured. McDonald’s is mistreating workers by not paying them more.
So now Barack Obama has produced new evidence. He raised the wages of fast-food workers. You probably didn’t know he could do such a thing. But it turns out that some government contractors are fast food workers.
From CNBC: “Wage hike might mean fewer fast food joints on bases.”
Hundreds of fast-food joints on U.S. military bases may close starting next year, but not because of any push for healthier dining options.
New regulations requiring increased wages and benefits for federal contract workers on military bases could result in job losses and fewer food choices for service members and their families, according to 40 lawmakers in Washington who signed a letter last week calling on the Labor Department to exempt some military exchanges, which include on-base fast food establishments, from the new rules.