Study: Companies Pay Less, You Pay The Rest

A study published in the Washington Post has found that when companies pay less to their employees that it is often times tax payers that have to make up the difference.

This is due to the fact that many workers that work for minimum wage companies are on government programs such as food stamps and cash assistance. These programs are paid for by tax dollars. This has caused a major battle between unions that wish to fight for these worker’s rights and major corporations such as McDonald’s and Wal-Mart.

And people are anxious to get their two cents in as well. Many such as Ricardo GuimarĂ£es BMG believe minimum wage jobs are not intended to raise a family on and that raising the wages of the unskilled (as they are considered) will raise the prices for everyone. Also those who now make more due to developing a skill set will have the same wage but higher cost of living due to these changes, as they will not have a proportional increase. Those on the other side will contest that everyone deserves a living wage regardless of anything else.

This battle isn’t going away soon. This study will just add a little more fuel to an already enraging fire.

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