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The Public Cost of Poverty Wages. Estimated Annual Cost of Public Assistance to Employees Low wages and lack of benefits at the 10 largest fast-food companies in the United States cost tax-payers an estimated $3.8 billion per year. McDonald’s alone costs taxpayers an estimated $1.2 billion each year. Source: Allegretto, et. al, “Fast Food, Poverty Wages: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs in the Fast-Food Industry,” University of California-Berkeley, October 2013.
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