M.I.T. maintains a Living Wage Calculator that allows users to compare the costs of living in locations across the United States with the pay that our friends and family living in those locations earn at minimum-wage jobs.
But a single parent living in Cincinnati, Ohio requires $17.56/hr to live. And to live in Toledo, Ohio, a single parent requires $17.11/hr.
Is there any justification for these deficits? Then why do we continue to subsidize them?
Walmart's low-wage jobs cost tax payers (including those low-wage workers) an estimated $6.2 billion per year in public assistance. McDonald's low-wage jobs cost tax payers an estimated $1.2 billion per year. $648 million per year goes to the "Yum!" group -- KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut-- $436 million dollars goes to Subway, and so on.
Could you support your family on $14,500 per year (pre-tax) without public assistance?
Tod is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Cincinnati and Toledo Bar Associations, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, the Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association, and is a 2014 graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.
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