The federal government is better at creating low-paying jobs than Wal-Mart and McDonald's combined, according to a new report.
A study released earlier this month from the public policy group Demos states that through various forms of government funding in the private sector, nearly two million people are making $12 an hour or less. The number of workers at Wal-Mart and McDonald's together at $12 an hour or less is currently around 1.5 million, according to the report.
I'm not calling for massive salary increases, mind you -- it's just interesting, that's all. These wages are kept low for the same reason they are at McDonald's, but they're trying to maximize government funding rather that hamburger profits. Think I have a better chance of getting value for my money at Mickey D's.