Well I have been noticing a couple of trends in some threads here, and they break down pretty easily. We know that lots of employers, such as Wal Mart as just one example. Does not pay workers a living wage, MANY employers do not pay their workers a living wage. Even when working full time, some people can't even make ends meet working two jobs like that. We know not all people can go to college. So they're stuck in these jobs for life. So, what do companies like Wal Mart who don't pay a living wage do? They tell their workers to get fed and housed via government programs. Like welfare and Foodstamps. As the workers can't make ends meet otherwise. So what you have is the tax payer, is making up for lost wages for workers who can't make ends meet. So in a nutshell what do you prefer? Forcing companies to pay a living wage and get higher prices in the store. OR Your tax money going to make up for those wages via government assistance programs? It seems to me we have to make the Choice between everyone making a living wage and paying higher prices. OR a Welfare state, which is what we have now. Which would you pick and why?