Fast Food Companies Are Bad for Your Health Care

"California's initiative laws, initially passed to thwart corporate influence in politics, now facilitate just the opposite," writes Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser. Proposition 72, "an initiative that would require large and medium-sized business owners to give health benefits to their workers," is opposed by McDonald's, Burger King, Best Buy, Target and other fast food and big box companies. The California Restaurant Association claimed that "Proposition 72 would immediately cause one-fifth of the state's restaurants to shut down," when "the proposition would apply to one-tenth of the state's restaurants." Schlosser writes, "The disinformation being spread by multinational fast-food chains" is aimed at preserving the "McJobs" model of low wages, few benefits, little training and high turnover.