Clay Bennett by Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

Comments (23) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. 2011worldchamps

    2011worldchamps said, over 2 years ago

    ….and what are you going to do about it? Let me answer that for you, not a damn thing, so get it line.

  2. cjsm

    cjsm GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I have never understood why giving the CEO a multimillion dollar pay raise – not stock options – never raises the prices. Yet spreading the same amount around to the workers who make less than a living wage will trash the economy. Can someone explain this?

  3. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 2 years ago


    The CEO is paid out of the franchise fees independent owners/operators pay corporate. The workers are paid out of the pocket of the independent owners/operators. If corporate raises the franchise fees, prices have to rise to compensate. If labor costs increase, prices have to rise to compensate. 2-4% is considered the typical return for franchisers, depending on the local market and competition, and most franchisers own multiple restaurants to make a decent living. Corporate can point blame at their franchisers for poor pay, and franchisers can point to their impoverished clientele who won’t pay $6 for a burger, corporate for their high operating expenses, and the government for high taxes. It’s crony capitalism in its rawest form.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Yea, and the second they get $15 an hour will be the moment McDonald’s and every other fast food install kiosks like the supermarkets and others have done and automate ordering. Then the counter staff gets fired.
    Following that the kitchen gets automated and the cooking staff get fired.
    In the end a McDonald’s has a crew of 3 or 4 at most getting $15 an hour with the rest getting unemployment. Now you have 1.4 million unemployed instead.

  5. josefw

    josefw said, over 2 years ago

    ‘I’ve worked at McDonald’s for 5 years and have 4 kids.

    Questions: Why did she have 4 kids out of wedlock, with no means of support? Why did she cheat herself of an education? Why did she not have a husband to help support her children?

    All viable questions that liberals do not like to ask. So what we have here is a low informed, min wage worker with a lust for sex like Sandra Fluke! The difference between the two is Sandra want’s the government to pay for the prevention of pregnancy and this gal want’s the consumer to pay for her family.

    On minimum wage: What do you lefties think minimum wage should be? Give me one good reason why it shouldn’t be, say $50 or $75 per hour? What is the limit that you would cap it?

  6. josefw

    josefw said, over 2 years ago

    Wrong again, ahab

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Ah, another ‘highly informed’ Rush Limbaugh devotee/Fox “news” viewer.

  8. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    “Have you watched the prices of electronic devices in the past few years?”
    Let’s think about that statement for a minute.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yep, just how DOES that CEO at McDonalds survive on just $13.6 MILLON a year? How much does THAT add to the cost of a Big Mac??

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Additionally, the TV show “Undercover Boss”, more than anything, has shown those CEOs can NOT do the job their low pay workers do, and most have realized only after going into the field how badly they’ve been screwing over employees, and it’s a big lesson for them. Most go in to fix things after being on air.

  11. josefw

    josefw said, over 2 years ago

    You’ve just won the “Most Inane Comment of the Day” award.
    You don’t know anything about the personal lives of fast food workers, whose average age is in the late twenties these days.

    Both you and ahab are throwing darts and missing the wall! I do like sex and I was born into the food service industry, I have 40+ years of experience, so YES, I do know something about the personnel lives of fast food workers! I also know the personnel lives of many older people working for min wage at retail stores all over this nation. And they come with experience.

    She shouldn’t have 4 kids and expect to earn a living wage at Mc Donalds. Min wage pay is consumer driven, if the price of something does not have perceived,/b> value the only ways to lower cost is reduce labor and or reduce quality or materials. In Mc Donalds case, that would be reduce the portion of meat in their pattie. Everything else is pretty much static, like rent/mortgage, utilities etc. Raising prices is the only other alternative!

    Labor cost in fast food is roughly 22% of sales. A Big Mac sells (for sake of example) we will say $3.00 × 22% = $0.66. With the woman’s 5 years there she is above min wage about $9.00 per/hr so at $15.00 per/hour that would be about a 66% (or about a $0.44) increase in her pay. They will now have to charge about $3.50 for that same burger. Let’s not forget, she is paid more than the other workers, so the overall labor cost will increase even more, closer to 80%. Bottom line is, the consumer will either pay the increase or not buy at all!

    So, why don’t you answer these questions?
    On minimum wage: What do you lefties think minimum wage should be? Give me one good reason why it shouldn’t be, say $50 or $75 per hour? What is the limit that you would cap it?

  12. Stephen

    Stephen said, over 2 years ago

    McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants should implement a “tip jar” that is shared among all the employees. I would tip according to the service that I receive just as I do at any other restaurant. My general rule is a minimum of 15% unless the server is rude and/or inattentive. It would be worth paying a tip to get a smile with my fast food service for a change. It might even help with the 50% of the times that my orders are incorrect.

  13. colcam

    colcam said, over 2 years ago


    You mean, why don’t we take a million dollar exec bonus ans divide it among one and a half million employees so they can benefit from the result of that being divided up equally among the two billion, three hundred forty million hours the employees work?

    Do the math.


  14. josefw

    josefw said, over 2 years ago


    Nice thought, however then they would qualify for a tip credit wage which is a lot lower.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^Josefw: that would be $2.35 an hour, set permanently thanks to Herman Cain while at the NRA (National RESTAURANT Association), punched through Congress. Yep,Herman’s always been in defense of the “little guy”, right.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (8).