Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages
The report, “The Low-Wage Drag on Our Economy,” was produced by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
It explains that it chose Wisconsin as its state of study because of its data being the most recent, allowing the study to employ the state’s Medicaid data to discern the annual cost taxpayers pay in order to provide the food stamp and publicly subsidized health care programs to those Supercenter workers who require it.
Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers at least $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin. Can you imagine how much the over 3,000 Walmarts nationwide cost taxpayers each and every year!