I never said McDonalds corporate has any control of what a franchisee PAYS its employees. I said that McDonalds corporate has control over what a franchisee CHARGES for the food.
What I said was that if the franchisee chooses to pay higher wages without being able to raise prices he will lose money on every sale and will not be able to remain in business and that therefore, he CANNOT choose to pay higher wages if he wants to stay in business.
It’s interesting to me that a libertarian would rather have big government and massive welfare rather than requiring corporate employers to pay a higher wage.
Apparently libertarian policy is to choose freedom for corporations from an imposed higher wage cost and transferring that cost in the form of higher taxes on human citizens. Corps more money, humans less money. That seems to me to be an odd philosophy for a group that says it wants to increase individual freedom. It appears to me that instead the policy is corporate freedom supported by individual taxes.