To pay that new wage, how many items will have their prices raised? The new wage may actually help walmart make larger profits vs replacing cashiers, since it is very difficult to raise prices on items by .5 cents.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
I really don't understand why anyone would prefer for the government to have to keep up low wage paying companies employees, rather than the employers to have to pay decent wages.
I'd much prefer to totally eliminate means tested welfare, cut taxes, and just expect our employers to pay a decent wage. And if I had to pay a couple of percent more at Walmart and McDonalds, then so be it, it's still cheaper than paying for welfare.