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  • japaneseyebolt japaneseyebolt Sep 20, 2013 5:37 PM Flag

    American jobs with workers paying American Taxes


    Walmart Supercentre employs 250 associates. To fill the 20 new jobs created with the conversion, Walmart held recruitment drives drawing nearly 450 applications for roles such as cashiers, food managers, and other hourly positions for all shifts.

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    • Your taxes is used by Walmart as a subsidy for compensation, according to Walmart employees...

      From CNN Money website
      Wal-Mart's low wages cost taxpayers
      By Emily Jane Fox @emilyjanefox June 5, 2013: 12:23 PM ET

      Amy Stinnett works as a cashier making $10 an hour at the Wal-Mart store in Placerville, Calif.
      It's not enough to make ends meet for the 21-year-old single mother. Stinnett and her son are on MediCal, the California Medicaid program. She relies on food stamps for her son, and borrows money from her family to buy diapers and pay rent.

      That's because in the last six months, Stinnett has been scheduled to work 20 hours or fewer a week, which isn't enough to qualify for Wal-Mart benefits.

      "I'm barely scraping by with what I make," she said. "I have no money whatsoever for emergencies."

      The cost of low wages at Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) are at the center of a new report released last week by the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Low wages are an issue across the economy, but Wal-Mart, as the country's largest private employer, has long faced closer scrutiny than other companies.

      According to the report, the cost of Wal-Mart's low wages isn't just felt by workers like Stinnett, but also transferred to American taxpayers. The report zeroes in on Wal-Mart in Wisconsin. That's because the state releases information on how many workers are enrolled in its public health care program broken down by employer.

      At the end of 2012, there were 3,216 Wal-Mart employees who were enrolled in Wisconsin public health care programs, more than any other employer. Add in the dependents of Wal-Mart workers and the total jumps up to 9,207.

      Factoring in what taxpayers contribute for public programs, the report estimated that one Wal-Mart supercenter employing 300 workers could cost taxpayers at least $904,000 annually.


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      • "Your taxes is used" Is used? She-man where are you ya spell check'n hypocrite?


      • "That's because in the last six months, Stinnett has been scheduled to work 20 hours or fewer a week, which isn't enough to qualify for Wal-Mart benefits."

        The article leads one to believe that the problem is $10er hour. I'm wondering if the real problem is that Obamacare has forced Wal-Mart to cut her hours to a part time worker classification to avoid the extra cost of health care like other companies. Large companies like IBM, UPS, and Delta Airlines have made significant modifications to both their plans as well as the number of part time employees they have on their roles.

        The really interesting part of all this is that the majority of organizations making modifications are local governments and universities.

      • Great post Q,

        The morons that support obumble care and other entitlements can't see the forest through the trees to recognize that when policy forces, in this case, employers adjust how many hours they allow certain employees to have to avoid paying any additional benefits, it will COST the taxpayers money...

        Sentiment: Buy

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