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Forum Post: Get us out of debt- make Wal-mart pay their workers instead of us!

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 15, 2012, 5:48 p.m. EST by meraschino (0) from Buffalo, NY
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Walmart's employees receive $2.66 billion in government help every year, or about $420,000 per store. They are also the top recipients of Medicaid in numerous states. Why does this occur? Walmart fails to provide a livable wage and decent healthcare benefits, costing U.S. taxpayers an annual average of $1.02 billion in healthcare costs. This direct public subsidy is being given to offset the failures of an international corporate giant who shouldn’t be shifting part of its labor costs onto the American taxpayers.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/10/1141724/-Walmart-fuels-inequality-epidemic-taking-advantage-of-our-safety-net#

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[-] 1 points by 3roundmagsonly (-63) 2 years ago

Its not quite that simple. Please read this article.

http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-employees-pay

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

What's your point?

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