How Walmart uses medicaid and foodstamps to avoid paying its workers a living wage
The combined worth of the 6 Walmart heirs and heiresses is greater than that of the bottom 41% of American families (48.8 million households). How do the grinning kids of Sam Walton stay so rich? By paying their employees slave wages and not providing benefits, forcing them to use food stamps and medicaid. Above, a poster by Miel Macassey that shows how Walmart siphons money from taxpayers so it can pay its workers (which represent 1% of the American workforce) an average of $8.81 an hour without having them and their kids drop dead of starvation.
Posted on November 25, 2012, in buisiness, USA and tagged Boing Boing, Living wage, Medicaid, Sam Walton, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, United States, Wage, Walmart. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.