In college, I managed a couple of fast food restaurants while I worked my way through. The way they are set up for profit margin, McDonalds makes about 6 -9% net. Labor input into food is usually at 20 - 25% of the price of that food. Using that multiplier, if the cost of labor more than doubles, you can either have half the employees do the work and automate more, or you can more than double the price of the food. Either the restaurant employs fewer people, or the price of the food lowers their market share. Hmmm..........I can buy a Big Mac for $10, or I can go somewhere else to eat.Any worker over the age of 18 deserves to make a living wage.
Would you rather subsidize his family, housing and health care through your taxes?
If Josh wants to make a living wage, he should improve his skill set.