Not many CEOs are willing to stand up to the liberal attacks on those who speak the truth about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
But the CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts is ready.
“This is absolutely outrageous,” the doughnut franchise’s CEO Nigel Travis told CNN’s Poppy Harlow during an interview Sunday on New York state’s plan to raise its minimum wage from $8.75 an hour to $15 by the end of 2018.
“The increase is 71 percent that is proposed over three years,” Travis said. “It’s going to affect small businesses and franchises. Probably less hiring, probably less growth. I don’t want to sound threatening about that.”
Travis also explained that the fast food industry, which is the focus of the tremendous minimum wage increase in New York, in many cases trains America’s workers in their first jobs. Those who excel earn far more than the minimum wage, he said.
Travis’s stance drew Twitter criticism, and the old liberal standby of users threatening a boycott.
Others, however, agreed.
@DailyMail He’s right.
— DCinAZ (@DCinAZ) July 24, 2015
— El Guapo (@TorchOWyatt) July 24, 2015
@WashTimes Close all your stores in the democrat states, can’t make any money anyway.Why do dems get to decide how much we can afford to pay
— King Daddy (@TroyConfer) July 24, 2015
— Phil Serrin (@PhilSerrin) July 24, 2015
Dunkin’ CEO makes $10 million a year but $15 minimum wage is “absolutely outrageous” – BOYCOTT DUNKIN DONUTS AND FIGHT BACK!!!
— vito (@viuni44) July 27, 2015
@GetWisdomDude …C’mon, EVERYBODY, please boycott Dunkin’ Donuts for the CEO’s cold-hearted statements! ….C’mon, BOYCOTT DUNKIN’ DONUTS!
— J-Duece (Art Name) (@DedrickMilhous) July 26, 2015
— Joanne Pascal (@joannepascal) July 24, 2015
@EarlyStart sad day when unskilled workers making more than those that went to school an learned a trade like mechanics,physical therapist
— GOD (@Swa7227) July 24, 2015
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