Following yesterday's fast food workers strike for higher wages — a continuation of the protests that have been happening for months — the Daily Show's Jon Stewart takes a look at the arguments against raising the minimum wage. Stewart notes that the minimum wages "are so low, some fast food workers have had to resort to a life of crime [Hamburglar] or worse, prostitution [Grimace]."
In the two videos below, Stewart goes on to analyze arguments that compare minimum wage to welfare and refer to minimum wage jobs a "foot in the door" before absolutely destroying the position that raising the minimum wage is a slippery slope to making $100,000 the minimum wage. (Even though if that were to happen "we could all live like kings. Burger Kings"). Ultimately Stewart finds common ground with the anti-raise proponents: "[We] agree some people are being paid too much money to shovel unappetizing, unhealthy sh*t to the American public. We just disagree about who those people are and where they work." Go, watch: