Moderator's Warning: Let's stop with the baiting, trolling and general all around tarding up threads shall we? Civility here or else.
Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.
Chinaman for $1 hr makes Apple $91 BILLION in cash and about $450,000 per employee every year.
What YOU "value" the employee is not relivant per your SOCIAL values.
What value is PRODUCED is what matters. And a lving wage matters too. that is the bottom. If it is not living wage, then the job should not exist.
And at every real shop I have worked, the managers are only paid about 5% more than the senior employees, about 20% more than Apprentices.
Some of you people forget that a society is here to help each other out. That even includes the unemployed, so life hasn't been good on some and if they need it to help make their live easier. Its a lot better than to give billions to defense contractors or stupid young people wanting to "become heroes".