Taxpayers will shell out $1.2 billion this year to support workers subjected to McDonald's miserly wages and benefits.
Abusing workers hurts the economy.
Burger assembly doesn't pay like automotive assembly used back in Henry Ford's day.
The edifice now stands as a model of private profiteering on the backs of workers.
From dangerous new rules at slaughterhouses to the rock-bottom wages fast-food workers get paid, there are many reasons to lay off this kind of poultry.
The USDA proposal for poultry plants would make a bad situation worse.
By making it mandatory for corporations to disclose the gap between what they pay their chief executives and most typical workers, the government will empower investors and consumers to compare individual corporations by their level of CEO greed.
The rock-bottom pay mandated for tipped workers like servers in restaurants needs to rise from $2.13 an hour.