grist for the mill

A not-so-secret research cache

Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - Great American Double Whammy - Jimmy Breslin: "I can't remember hearing anybody in Brooklyn complaining about the pay at McDonald's. We train our poor to take what they get and smile to show their appreciation.

And McDonald's has such virtue that it has a lofty place in America. It is good because it is good. Why, the other day, the late Mrs. Joan Kroc left in her will the sum of One Billion, Five Hundred Million - $1,500,000,000 - to the Salvation Army. How marvelous! And how can you disturb her memory, and the graciousness of this act, by saying that the money came off the backs of young blacks like Timothy Stansbury?

The usual McDonald's store is a franchise, and there are individual owners, but all I know is that each store pays $5.15 an hour and has 'McDonald's' on the store, and it is this way all over the country, and it is a monstrous scandal. McDonald's is Un-American activity."

<< Home


April 2003   May 2003   June 2003   July 2003   August 2003   September 2003   October 2003   November 2003   December 2003   January 2004   February 2004   March 2004   April 2004   May 2004   June 2004   July 2004   August 2004   September 2004   October 2004   November 2004   December 2004   January 2005   February 2005   March 2005   April 2005   May 2005   June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   June 2006   September 2006   January 2007   November 2007  

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?