ZAZ: any business accepting food stamps has to pay its workers $15 per hour
what_now: I love that we're picking on Wal Mart and not that other huge employer who's employees are often on food stamps because the pay is so low: The US Armed Forces.
SovietCanuckistan: Is Walmart Black and poor?
SevenizGud: Eliminate food stamps.Problem solved.
doublesecretprobation: 1) drive wages so low your employees qualify for food stamps2) profit/welcome to wal-mart, i love you.
MFAWG: SovietCanuckistan: Is Walmart Black and poor?Just their employees.
Hobodeluxe: that should be an embarrassment to every American. That our largest corporations and our richest family is on welfare.
Mrs.Sharpier: Wal-Mart CEOs, Presidents and Board of Directors should have to undergo drug tests every month. Also, they shouldn't spend their billions on lobster, cigarettes or soda.Rep Paul Ryan is going to have a field day going after Wal-Mart! Right?
archichris: But liberals wont do that because it is more important for them to have control than it is for the lower class to double its wealth.
Rwa2play: Y-you mean the Republicans cunning plan to starve the country is coming back to bite the ass of one of it's bigger benefactors?
Carn: If you're in favor of large corporations paying sub-standard wages you're also in favor of your tax dollars going towards welfare to fill in the gap between those wages and a living wage, whether or notyou are smart enough to understand it or honest enough to admit it. Well the third option is you're a sociopath who says "f*ck em" but one usually hopes that sociopaths don't get to drive policy.
MyRandomName: More proof liberal policies are really the corporate welfare.
archichris: doublesecretprobation: 1) drive wages so low your employees qualify for food stamps2) profit/welcome to wal-mart, i love you.Walmarts wages are above minimum. Typically 50 people show up to apply for every position.The Other thing is that if that money were not being taxed or borrowed out of the economy, it would still exist....and it would still create economic activity. The fact that Obama is trying to funnel as much of the economy through the Government as possible to create dependence is the real topic here.Perhaps some of those people could find jobs if we didnt have 38 Trillion dollars per year in Economic activity being prevented by regulation. Wages for the bottom 30% of Americas workforce represent something like a Trillion dollars of the GDP....so merely reducing targeted regulation by 3% could double those workers wages through normal economic forces like supply and demand.But liberals wont do that because it is more important for them to have control than it is for the lower class to double its wealth.
Hobodeluxe: yeah I mean what kind of problems could 60 million hungry people cause?
hinten: There is nothing more communist than capitalist America. I first noticed this when McDonald's was handing out uniforms and stars to employees in the seventies and enforced sameness across locations, outfits and product. it hasn't changed since then.American capitalists are the big equalizers: We are all the same just not before the government but before our corporate gods.
Dusk-You-n-Me: How about instead of you the taxpayer paying to support Walmart workers, Walmart does.
LazyMedia: what_now: I love that we're picking on Wal Mart and not that other huge employer who's employees are often on food stamps because the pay is so low: The US Armed Forces.Welcome to America. Pretty much all service member's wives work, like everyone else in the working class, and when they get laid off, they wind up on food stamps. The pay structure is set up for new recruits who are 18 and single; married service members with dependents get some additional bennies like a housing allowance, but it's not enough to make up for the additional expense.Still, an E-1 makes more than $18,000 a year in base pay alone; that's the equivalent of $9 per hour. Not bad money for an 18-year-old with only a high school diploma, and if you make your expected promotions, you can retire in 20 years when you'll be making over $50k per year in base pay. And if you're married and living, say, in Mobile, AL, you get an extra $1,000 a month as an E-1 for housing. So that's $30k per year, or the equivalent of $15 an hour. The housing allowance goes up with rank, just like pay, and promotion up to E-3 is basically automatic.America's troops are not underpaid, but some of them have more expenses than they can afford on one fairly decent wage.
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