McDonalds has published this sample budget for its minimum wage employees (who earn $7.72 an hour). The budget outlandishly expects workers to carry not one but two full time jobs. Do you want heat in your house? --- Nope, McDonald's says get a blanket. We have social services programs like food-stamps and Medicaid to help out people who earn these salaries. Fundamentally though, this is the taxpayer subsidizing fast food profits.