Walmart: Always Low Wages. Always.

How long are taxpayers going to help Walmart feed their workers? A $15 minimum wage would force Walmart to pay people enough to not qualify for food stamps when they work a full time job. Watch the full Aggressive Progressives episode here: https://tytnetwork.com/2017/09/07/aggressive-progressives-sep-7-2017-2/

“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.

Americans for Tax Fairness, a coalition of 400 national and state-level progressive groups, made this estimate using data from a 2013 study by Democratic Staff of the U.S. Committee on Education and the Workforce.

“The study estimated the cost to Wisconsin’s taxpayers of Walmart’s low wages and benefits, which often force workers to rely on various public assistance programs,” reads the report, available in full here.”*

Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/#58e43667720b

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