Originally Posted by Race Card native
Do you disagree that paying your full time employees so little that they qualify for welfare programs is a subsidy?
Don't get hung up on semantics. Just because the government isn't calling it a subsidy doesn't change the fact that companies like that are able to pay their workers that wage because they know they can rely on welfare to survive.
McDonald's has recently reported quarterly and annual effective tax rates in the neighborhood of 28%-30%.
Since they are paying around double the average effective tax rate for individuals, why could McDonald's not make the same argument? They are not only compensating through wages and benefits, but they are paying the cost to support social welfare programs that a few emoloyees take advantage of as well.