Originally Posted by Race Card native
To maintain the level of profitability (which drives share prices and dividends) that those companies enjoy currently, they use low labor costs to get there. Their business model in the US is dependent on our safety net to have the level of profitability that they do. The shortfall between what they pay and what their employees receive in welfare to survive is pure wealth redistribution from the tax payers to shareholders.
No, it's not. You really can live off of a minimum wage job. It's a standard of living below what I chose for myself but you can do it.