Originally Posted by Loneiguana
Because they, workers, are working there.
Why should someone who wants to work and does work 40 hours a week have to depend on the government to make up what his pay will not?
A 40 hour a week should be able to feed you, place a roof over your head, and get you basic healthcare, that is why.
Why shouldn't the company that employs them pay a wage that ensure a worker can afford the cost of the society that company is making a profit in?
They compensate them. They don't have an obligation to provide someone working 40 hours a week enough income to support a family.