As it stands, some of the country’s largest employers of low-wage workersare seeing their companies’ paltry pay subsidized by the federal government. McDonalds and Wal-Mart, for example, pay their employees so badly that they are among the top employers of Americans who rely on Medicaid for healthcare and food stamps for basic sustenance, according to a study last year by the Government Accountability Office. When 70% of recipients of federal aid work full-time, according to the study, and are still so poor they qualify for help from the government, something has gone very, very wrong. It’s clear that employers are being given free rein to exploit their workers, while the government picks up the tab.
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