Monday, June 9, 2014

Tell Walmart to go subsidize itself

Or more bluntly put, to go fuck itself. The following is from The Other 98%:

Walmart owes you money. Big time. They raked in $17 billion in profit last year, yet they pay their employees so little that folks who work full-time must turn to food stamps just to feed their kids. And guess who’s picking up the tab? Every year Walmart racks up $7.8 billion in government subsidies, and they force you and me to foot the bill. Their explosive growth and ridiculous profit margins aren’t the result of hard work and a little luck; they’re the result of Walmart’s scorched-Earth business model - poverty wages, tax dodging, and extensive use of the social safety net for private gain.

Over the last decade, Walmart has bamboozled $240 from every single person in America. Meanwhile the Walton family is the richest on Earth (worth more than the bottom 42% of all Americans) and continues to hoard their obscene wealth while demanding more tax breaks and subsidies.

$7.8 billion might not seem like much to the Waltons, but I'm sure the rest of us can think of a few better things to do with that money. We demand that Walmart start paying its workers a living wage that lifts them up out of poverty and treats them with the respect they deserve.

Lets tell Walmart we want our money back.

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Thanks for all you do to make this world a better place for all of us.
John Sellers
The Other 98%

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