When Large Companies Profit by Paying Unlivable Wages, Taxpayers Pick up the Tab
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.