I think she’s dumb enough to believe this.
HAYES: What do you say to the people watching this and saying, “look, this is between the employees of Mcdonald’s and their employer? This is a private market encounter that happens between people seeking work and those who are looking to hire folks, and it’s not really any of your business, respectfully, Congresswoman, what they pay their workers”?
SCHAKOWSKY: Look, this is an entire industry that is paying poverty wages in this country, and thousands and tens of thousands, maybe millions of people who simply can’t make it on those kinds of wages. And i think that forming a union, getting $15 an hour, which makes a modest income of about $31,000 a year, if you get to work full time, is something that is a proper demand. And actually these workers are acting — are going to the employers, are going to these companies. I’m standing with them because i think we need it for our economy. If they got paid more, we’re going to see millions of jobs created because there are going to be consumers in the marketplace.