Walmart may be America’s biggest Welfare Queen

The American taxpayer subsidizes Walmart’s workers — because they’re paid substandard wages with no medical benefits — which gives Walmart’s CEO, its top management, and its owners the opportunity to pocket all the profits for themselves.

Daily Kos: Walmart: America’s real ‘Welfare Queen’:

“[Abusive] Walmart policies have increased employee reliance on government assistance and the need for a government funded social safety net. In fact, Walmart has become the number one driver behind the growing use of food stamps in the United States with “as many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores using food stamps.”

Wal-Mart’s poverty wages force employees to rely on $2.66 billion in government help every year, or about $420,000 per store. In state after state, Wal-Mart employees are the top recipients of Medicaid. As many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores use food stamps.

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.”

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Meanwhile:

thedailyfeed: Walmart’s billionaire-heirs are giving the tax man the slip and cashing in on dividends early just before tax increases scheduled for the new year.

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