Actually the people who flip burgers and work at wallmart are on food stamps, even if they work full time. Food stamps let corperate america pay slave wages without starvation. You should raise the minimum wage.
All subsides when extended beyond a very short period cause market inefficiency through inflation on the very items the gvt is tyring to help the poor purchase. It also reduces the need for workers to demand higher wages, which further exaserbates the issue and keeps the low class in the lower class. Minimum wage is also a form of subsidy that has the same effect. The increase in the cost of the items from subsidies (llike food, housing, college, etc..) does not impact the middle and upper class to nearly the same extent, so it is ironic that the very programs intended to help lift people up in the name of fairness, over the long-haul actually make it harder to climb the class ladder. The governemnt (fed+state+local) now spends $54,000 per year per US household and what do we have for it? I'll tell ya - $165k per household in debt and not a lot else!