Lincoln Brown

A number of liberal groups and churches are pushing a national walk-out off fast-food employees to demand that the minimum wage be upped to $15 an hour. Forgetting for a moment that fast-food jobs, while having the potential for advancement are usually used as nothing more than stepping stones to a more lucrative career, and for that matter, the only people who will be punished are the franchise owners who are in essence small businessmen and women, will these tenderhearted folks express the same commitment to rage when it comes to that great golden calf referred to as Obamacare?

While the self-righteous leftist are venting their collective spleens on McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Sonic, and whatever brave souls decided to try to start a business in 21st century America, maybe they should turn their attention to the Great State of Illinois. Its hiring you see. The clock is ticking down to the time that Obamacare will explode across the nation like pus from a lanced boil. (Provided your boil is approved by your IPAB.) Illinois is in the midst of a hiring crunch.  Seems they need about 800 temporary workers to sign up the unwitting and unwilling for Obamacare. Given the fact that UPS and now the University of Virginia are slashing employee health benefits, with more to follow soon, I am sure, the Land of Lincoln can use the help. Incidentally, about 15 thousand spouses from UPS will be hunting for healthcare.

Here’s the punch line: Illinois will pay its part-time, evening workers in Clinton County whopping $9 an hour for wrangling folks into Obamacare. Now to be fair, a project coordinator in Chicago will pull down about 40 grand a year, but what about the little guy? What about that poor person just trying to make ends meet? What about a living wage? What about sharing the wealth? Where are the occupiers? Where are the community organizers? C’mon gang! If $15 an hour is fair for someone emptying a fry basket, surely $9 an hour is an insult to those happy drones toddling off to continue to capsize the Ship of State, right? Let me hear you! “No justice? No peace! No Justice? No…”

Anyone? Anyone?

The good news is that they only have about 180 positions filled. So, anyone in Illinois who needs a part time job can shoot right down and apply. And that could soon be any one of you, by the looks of things.  

Lincoln Brown

Lincoln Brown is the Program Director at KVEL Radio in Vernal, Utah. He hosts “The Lincoln Brown Show” Mondays through Fridays from 8-9 AM.