How much is a McDonald’s hamburger worth to you?

no onions, please

no onions, please

Would you be willing to pay more for that Quarter Pounder with Cheese, for that Dollar Menu McDouble, if it meant that half of McDonald’s employees could stop receiving public assistance?

If so, it would mean saving local, state and federal governments the estimated 1.2 billion dollars they annually give to employees of the Oak Brook IL based corporation, the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants.  It would also mean that McDonald’s employees receiving public aid would not be affected by today’s federal reduction of the SNAP program, what we commonly call food stamps.

Controversy:  living wages and unions for fast food workers.

No controversy:  work for a fast food chain and you have a fifty-fifty chance that you will qualify for, that you will need public assistance.