Free Market Welfare

Nearly three-quarters of the people helped by programs geared to the poor are members of a family headed by a worker, according to a new study by the Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California. As a result, taxpayers are providing not only support to the poor but also, in effect, a huge subsidy for employers of low-wage workers, from giants like McDonald's and Walmart to mom-and-pop businesses.

Working, but Needing Public Assistance Anyway

Few things anger me as much as wildly profitable corporations pushing their costs onto taxpayers, then using the savings to lobby against things like minimum wage increases and unionization efforts.