Originally Posted by Hamwallet
She works at McDonalds. That is a job for highschool kids, not a job to raise a family and pay all the bills in a household. We are not a socialist country (yet) so having any form of government intervention is completely out of the question. And on avg a person the owns 1 McDonalds franchise takes home around 100k a year. They are not greedy millionaire owners treating there workers like crap. This country is going down the crapper at an alarming rate...
This is part of what I mean when I say that the biggest political divide in our country is not Republican versus Democrat or conservative versus liberal/progressive, it's libertarian versus authoritarian. I see the call for a higher minimum wage as authoritarian. Someone is in a spot where they don't earn as much money as you might think a "successful" person should earn. The libertarian response would be to encourage them to build a better life and grow. The authoritarian response is to forcefully change the situation so that they don't have to.