"Obamacare delenda est"
The problem there is that these jobs are not designed to be self-sustaining. I honestly have no sympathy for people who live on minimum wage when everything possible is offered to them to prevent it, but refused because it took effort.It's not like it's a new idea that someone should pay a wage for someone to live on. Adam Smith criticized shop owners that didn't pay workers a wage that allowed them to sustain themselves. What's new is this idea that applauds squeezing workers as much as possible in order to increase gains for the owners.
And again, I could give a rat's ass about people who want to criticize any attempt to afford people the opportunity to give. If that makes you feel inferior somehow - that's on you, not me - I certainly don't feel superior, morally or otherwise, because I don't judge why or under what circumstances people choose to give - I just thank God they do.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
One of my first jobs was in a bicycle shop. It was not just for the pay (which was not much) but for the benefits such as a hefty employee discount. I saved a lot of money on my first race bike. A good friend of mine works at WalMart for several of these reasons. First, her husband is a small business owner, he does house painting and light remodeling. Her 10% employee discount saves him money on supplies (she runs the paint department) plus gets a 10% discount on groceries. She is very active in our church too, you can bet she is using that 20% holiday discount from her job to donate to our church's food pantry, and she loads it up. Another friend there does it to make some money (his girlfriend makes considerably more than he does) without making enough to bump him out of state funded college. They are waiting to get married until after he graduates as an engineer for the same reason. There are instances where making less can be a benefit, at least for a while. Before I started my business I made too much for my wife to get state education funds, so we waited until I started the business. Due to our reduced income she was eligible for both the Hope Scholarship (state) and a Pell Grant (federal) and ended up getting her degree as a medical lab tech paying nothing out of pocket. Pretty much the same thing this guy is doing. Had we not done it that way we would not have been able to afford to pay for her schooling even of what I was making.
Also, you're glib comment is quite hypocritical. Walmart corporation feels entitled to have taxpayers pick up the tab for their employees. I feel it's Walmart's responsibility.