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Low-paying fast-food jobs cost American $7 billion a year

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Fast-food workers across America walked off the job a few weeks ago to rally for higher wages.

New research shows those low-paying jobs are hitting all Americans in the wallet.

The Washington Post reports taxpayers are paying nearly $7 billion a year to supplement fast-food workers incomes.

That includes the income tax credit, food stamps, Medicaid, and the children's health insurance program.

Economists at the University of California and the University of Illinois conducted the study.

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