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Super-Sizing Welfare Costs: Low Wages at McDonald's, Burger King Cost Taxpayers Billions


Business  (tags: low wages, public costs, public assistance, fast food workers, McDonalds, Burger King, minimum wage, protest, strike, collective bargaining, unionize )

Brian
- 429 days ago - youtube.com
"New research shows more than half of low-wage workers at fast-food restaurants rely on public assistance to survive -- a rate double that of the overall workforce. "



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Alan Lambert (97)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:27 am
Argument number one for raising the minimum wage to at least $10 and preferably $12
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:53 pm
How do they expect anyone to live on minimum wage as it exists? Time to raise it! Peace, Light and Love.
 

Katie D. (112)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 8:42 pm
These companies expect the people to do this!! Some do not treat the people very well! Their hours are limited and they do have their special people they treat better.They are stuck in the job, they go to another job it's the same way! But as you can see the CEO"S make their's!! There are many busnesses as this not just McDonald's. If prices go up because of this the quality of food will be better. it has to be increased too,
Thank you Brian very good article!
 

Nancy M. (202)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:28 am
I don't know why some people keep defending this. Some people don't see it. As if anyone is going to live on that kind of money without food. Duh.
 

Brian M. (202)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 10:21 am
The workers need a livable wage.
 

Katie D. (112)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:42 pm
Check this out go to low pay is not ok.org watch the video's it tells it all how the taxpayer takes care of these worker's!! There was a worker had been at McDonald's for 10 yrs makes 8.25 has 2 kids, never got a raise and she called McDonald's help line!! See the answer she got!!! Very interesting!!!
Thank You Brian
 
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