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‘Americans are spending $153 billion a year to subsidize McDonald’s and Wal-Mart’s low wage workers’; here’s how (WaPo).
“UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education, which I chair, has analyzed state spending for Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and federal spending for those programs as well as food stamps and the Earned Income Tax Credit.
We found that, on average, 52 percent of state public assistance spending supports working families (defined as working for at least 26 weeks a year and 10 hours a week) – with costs as high as $3.7 billion in California, $3.3 billion in New York, and $2 billion in Texas.” (there’s more, of course)
‘Bill to boost Nevada’s minimum wage to $15 draws clash at Legislature’, reviewjournal.com
Commonly heard (ahem) arguments between labor rights advocates and capitalists (but even the ‘good guy’ wants to put it to a vote):
“CARSON CITY — Backers of a measure to hike Nevada’s minimum wage to $15 an hour said Wednesday that the move would elevate workers out of poverty and reduce demands for public assistance, while critics countered it would shrink the availability of entry-level jobs and harm the economy.
(this gentlemen is always a detractor, including on #BlackLives issues)