Hemorrhage of greed
James Sherk claims paying fast-food workers a $15 hourly wage is akin to attaching leeches to their skin, in that it will hurt them economically. [“Should fast-food chains pay a ‘living wage’?”, Opinion, Sept. 21.]
Where is his grave concern for the leeching already at full throttle — massive corporate profits sucking the life blood of American workers?
What’s really needed is a tourniquet to halt the hemorrhage of greed.
Sherk’s prophecy of U.S. economic collapse like that of American Samoa and the end of Big Mac consumption if the cost of a burger and fries increases would be humorous, were it not such reckless disregard for workers forced to depend on such jobs to feed and house their families.
Gwen Lundberg, Seattle