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Burger King Exposed: Working below poverty line

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  • uploaded: Feb 23, 2009
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What would you do with an extra $18,000 in your pocket?

That's the amount of extra cash each and every Burger King employee in America would have received last year if Goldman Sachs (one of the fast-food chain's largest owners) had shared its bailout billions with rank-and-file workers. Instead, Goldman Sachs squandered 6.5 billion of our taxpayer dollars on bonuses for their financial staff. These were some of the highest bonuses on Wall Street! Meanwhile, Burger King workers earn wages averaging just $14,000 a year -- well below the federal poverty line for a family of three.

Goldman Sachs has been having it their way with Burger King workers for too long. It's high time you had it your way with Goldman Sachs. Tell the Wall Street giant how they could have used the $6.5 billion blown on bonuses. We're looking for the most creative, constructive, or comical ideas to curb corporate greed and help fix the financial crisis. We will send all ideas to Goldman Sachs as a reprimand for their wastefulness. The winner of the Have It Your Way with Goldman Sachs contest will have their idea featured in our next video. The contest ends March 3.

Enter the contest: http://warongreed.org

Pass this video and contest to your friends and family. Tell them working people all over the country are pushing back against Wall Street excess. We're joining with SEIU and others to stage demonstrations and hold Goldman Sachs accountable! And tell them it's time to end this era of corporate greed and impunity.



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4 comments

  • Dreamcrusher361#

    Dreamcrusher361 February 25, 2009 8:32:58 AM CET

    word!

  • Mbrown7532#

    Mbrown7532 February 24, 2009 10:54:16 AM CET

    I stopped about two years ago. I stopped eating fast food all together and NO diet drinks (diet drinks = POISON). Do you realize how much money I've saved?

  • Ourgreatcountry#

    Ourgreatcountry February 24, 2009 1:15:25 AM CET

    I think if most people knew Burger King was owned by one of the companies that got bailed out, nobody would go there.

  • Mbrown7532#

    Mbrown7532 February 23, 2009 10:11:25 PM CET

    For all those who love free market capitalism all I can say is we need to change to a new compassionate capitalism. Why do people that sit on there bottoms all day and sign paperwork get the bonuses?I worked for a multi million dollar retail store and got a $100.00 bonus so after taxes on that $100.00 I actually got $57.00. The next level managers above me got $3000.00 bonuses and the level above them all got $18,000.00. This company has hundreds of managers you got $18,000.00 bonuses. This company had 44,000 employees worldwide. I just wish that the little guy who does the work to make the company look good got more and the upper class who make more would sacrifice to make things more balanced.



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