Walmart now feeding off of $6.2 Billion/year in government programs

  • DCEric

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    Dec 07, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    Well, at least according to those left wing communists at.... wait, Forbes?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/
  • musclmed

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    Dec 07, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
    The only reason Walmart is a continual target from the progressive left is that it doesnt give into unionization.

    GE on the other hand will never be spotlit like this. Its CEO is OBAMA friendly.

    GE , doesnt pay taxes.


    Its hard not to be cynical when liberal politicians rattle off letters so openly antagonistic to charity.

    Meanwhile Kmart, and target never had issues. It boils down to unions.

    Time and again rules and laws apply only when its convenient for power and the "cause". Ala - no biz license for your Chick - fillet.


    http://nypost.com/2014/06/04/city-council-members-rip-walmarts-charity-of-dangerous-dollars/

    More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups here.

    Twenty-six of the 51 members of the Council charged in the letter that the world’s biggest retailer’s support of local causes is a cynical ploy to enter the market here.

    “We know how desperate you are to find a foothold in New York City to buy influence and support here,” says the letter, obtained by The Post and addressed to Walmart and the Walton Family Foundation.

    “Stop spending your dangerous dollars in our city,” the testy letter demands. “That’s right: this is a cease-and-desist letter.”

    Last week, Walmart announced that it distributed $3 million last year to charities here, including $1 million to the New York Women’s Foundation, which offers job training, and $30,000 to Bailey House, which distributes groceries to low-income residents.

    Walmart, which has been thwarted by union-backed opposition for more than a decade, said the handouts “can make a difference on big issues like hunger relief and career development.”

    The retail giant said its business agenda “aligns with supporting the local organizations that are important to our customers and associates.”

    But Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito called the donations “toxic money,” and accused Walmart of waging a “cynical public-relations campaign that disguises Walmart’s backwards anti-job agenda.”

    Sources said activists will stage a demonstration Wednesday outside City Hall, tearing up giant, mocked-up, Ed McMahon-style checks from Walmart to prove their point.

    A key bone of contention is the Waltons’ support of New York City charter schools. Since 2004, the Walton Family Foundation has funneled $16 million into the cause, including the DREAM Charter School, Village Academies and the Success Academy founded by Eva Moskowitz.

    “We’re proud of the work they’re doing to transform the public-education landscape and proud to have played a small part in their success,” Walton Family Foundation spokeswoman Daphne Davis Moore said.

    Walmart has raised eyebrows with its New York political contributions before.

    As reported by The Post, former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz appeared to soften his attitude toward the company in 2011 after the retailer donated $150,000 to his summer Martin Luther King Jr. concert series.

    In March, Walmart officials signaled a temporary retreat from efforts to open a New York City store after setbacks at a site in Brooklyn off the Belt Parkway.
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    Dec 07, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    DCEric saidWell, at least according to those left wing communists at.... wait, Forbes?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/


    Yep - it would be far better for everyone if Walmart didn't hire any of them...

    Oh wait, it would only satisfy the guilt of liberals...

  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 07, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    DCEric saidWell, at least according to those left wing communists at.... wait, Forbes?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/



    Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

    Solution: Eliminate the long-term welfare programs. That will finally send the signal to people that they have to educate themselves with marketable skills so that they no longer only qualify for "entry-level" jobs and lifetime government assistance.

    The only viable way for that solution to work is to strongly discourage anymore outsourcing of good paying blue collar jobs to third world shitholes. Service based economies just don't work. A successful capitalist system is one where things are produced and sold on the market according to the laws of supply and demand. Lets get rid of that horrendous supply side/trickle down economics and return American capitalism back to what it originally was before the Reaganomics 80s.
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    Dec 07, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    southbeach1500 said
    DCEric saidWell, at least according to those left wing communists at.... wait, Forbes?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/



    Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

    Solution: Eliminate the long-term welfare programs. That will finally send the signal to people that they have to educate themselves with marketable skills so that they no longer only qualify for "entry-level" jobs and lifetime government assistance.

    The only viable way for that solution to work is to strongly discourage anymore outsourcing of good paying blue collar jobs to third world shitholes. Service based economies just don't work. A successful capitalist system is one where things are produced and sold on the market according to the laws of supply and demand. Lets get rid of that horrendous supply side/trickle down economics and return American capitalism back to what it originally was before the Reaganomics 80s.


    Er... Are you going to get rid of all the machines as well? You do know that the US is still the largest manufacturer in the world?
  • carew28

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    Dec 07, 2014 9:28 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    DCEric saidWell, at least according to those left wing communists at.... wait, Forbes?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/



    Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.


    Solution: Eliminate the long-term welfare programs. That will finally send the signal to people that they have to educate themselves with marketable skills so that they no longer only qualify for "entry-level" jobs and lifetime government assistance.

    It's not lack of education that keeps people in minimum-wage jobs. There are plenty of educational opportunities available at community colleges. It's the lack of decent-paying jobs that keeps them there. Many cashiers, health-aides, teachers' aides, factory-laborers, warehouse-laborers, landscapers, farm-workers,security-guards, janitors, chambermaids, etc., remain in low-paid jobs all their lives. This isn't due to lack of education, it's due to not enough higher-paid jobs available. Some of them will move up the ladder to better-paying jobs (managers, etc.), but many won't. Moreover, even though it's drudgery, the jobs they do are important and necessary. Who else is going to do these jobs ? Only solution is to raise the minimum-wage to a level that's enough to live a decent life on, with benefits (vacation, sick-leave, etc.).

    Will this cause prices to go up ? Sure it will. But for working-class employees, the rise in prices will be more than offset by the rise in wages, and it will benefit the country as a whole.
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    Dec 07, 2014 9:35 PM GMT
    People still shop at Walfart?
  • carew28

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    Dec 07, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
    Actually, shopping at Walmart isn't so bad. I bought a microwave there last month for %80.00, which wasn't too bad. I'll probably do most of my Christmas shopping there, too.
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    Dec 08, 2014 1:33 AM GMT
    carew28 saidActually, shopping at Walmart isn't so bad. I bought a microwave there last month for %80.00, which wasn't too bad. I'll probably do most of my Christmas shopping there, too.


    Beats me as to why liberals are so adamantly against Americans finding good value.
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    Dec 08, 2014 2:04 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    DCEric saidWell, at least according to those left wing communists at.... wait, Forbes?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/



    Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

    Solution: Eliminate the long-term welfare programs. That will finally send the signal to people that they have to educate themselves with marketable skills so that they no longer only qualify for "entry-level" jobs and lifetime government assistance.




    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA..omg...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...go do some research because you look mighty foolish with this idea.
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    Dec 08, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    riddler78 said
    carew28 saidActually, shopping at Walmart isn't so bad. I bought a microwave there last month for %80.00, which wasn't too bad. I'll probably do most of my Christmas shopping there, too.


    Beats me as to why liberals are so adamantly against Americans finding good value.


    They're not. The problem is Walmart not paying enough, like costco. That, and poor labour laws.

    Yes I saw your conflation post in reply to DC Eric.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 13, 2014 4:15 PM GMT

    Wal Mart is a glorified junk store that peddles cheap, imitation crap. I wouldn't be caught dead in a fucking Wal Marticon_mad.gif