Monday, August 31, 2015

"Dr. Evil" (?) Buys Times Square Billboard Bashing $15 Minimum Wage

On Monday, a billboard went up over NYC's Times Square  ridiculing the call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast-food workers. The billboard depicts a doofy good-for-nothing millenial shrugging his way toward a $30,000-a-year salary, 

According to the Gothamist, the $100,000 ad was paid for by the Employment Policies Institute, an arm of Washington, DC corporate operative Rick Berman's PR organization.

Gothamist goes on:
Berman has garnered the moniker "Dr. Evil" from activists and CBS's 60 Minutes for his ad campaigns promoting high-fructose corn syrup, and advocating against indoor smoking bans, against tighter drunk-driving standards, and most recently, against raising the minimum wage in venues nationwide.
Being against raising the minimum wage is pro-work for black youth. Is this evil? Hey, black youth matter. I'll go even further. I am not only against raising the minimum wage, I am for abolishing it altogether.


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