Friday, December 7, 2012

Big business: the real beneficiary of "government handouts"

In case you haven't been following, last week, many fast-food workers in NYC participated in a massive walk-out as part of  "the biggest effort to unionize fast-food workers ever undertaken in the United States"

Fast food restaurants, like other big businesses, pay their workers insufficient wages and taxpayers are supposed to make up the difference.  That isn't fair to the people who work hard at their (seemingly) awful jobs and still need government or non-profit help to make ends meet (something for which they will be shamed by most of society), and it isn't fair to regular taxpayers who, by footing the bill, are essentially lining the pockets of multi-millionaires.

Anyway, I just thought this video and the campaign is a great reminder that, despite all of the shaming that people receiving government support endure, the real beneficiaries of "government handouts" are big businesses.  We, as taxpayers, should be demanding that they pay a living wage.  Which is exactly what these workers are doing.

Sign the petition.

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