Nobody is even remotely close. According to a United States Congressional study released in June of this year the average WMT worker is costing taxpayers $5,800 a year. No other company cost taxpayer that much.
I don't come to support a company that uses taxpayer funded welfare to subsidize it workers cost. It looks like it is you that is the socialist comrade bird4nobama. You are obviously a member of the under informed GOP party. The evidence is in your post.
Due to low wages and few benefits a 300 person superstore rely on any where from $904, 542 to $1, 744, 590 in public benefits a year,costing taxpayers, according to a new report from the the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
The report focused its analysis on Wisconsin, because the state’s data is the most comprehensive and up to date. It looked at how many workers enroll in the state’s Medicaid program and extrapolated how many services they rely on from programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Earned Income Tax Credit, school lunch program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and Section 8 housing vouchers, among others.
Looking at just those currently enrolled in Medicaid, the report estimates that each employee takes in $3,015 in public benefits a year. But that may be a low estimate, as other workers may enroll in other programs. Assuming a higher number, each employee could use more like $5,815 in benefits a year.
The retail giant's boasts about being a jobs creator ring hollow if it can't pay its workers a livable wage
Yesterday a Walmart spokesman criticized the petition I’ve been circulating that asks Walmart (and McDonalds) to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.
Walmart’s spokesman told the Huffington Post that my petition fails to mention that Walmart is a major job creator and that it promotes some of its employees.
The spokesman is correct. In fact, Walmart is America’s biggest employer. And I’d be shocked if some of its employees weren’t promoted.
But the brute fact is Walmart’s typical employee is still paid less than $9 an hour.
To offer lousy jobs on such an extraordinary scale is not something to brag about. Indeed, the point of the petition — as well as the national movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour — is to recognize that most people who work for big-box retailers like Walmart, as well as those who work in the fast-food industry, are adults. They are responsible for bringing home a significant share of their family’s income. A decent society requires they be paid enough to lift them and their families out of poverty.
When Martin Luther King, Jr., led the March to Washington for Jobs and Justice, fifty years ago this week, one of the objectives of that March was to raise the minimum wage to $2 an hour. $2 an hour in 1963, adjusted for inflation, comes to over $15 an hour in today’s dollars. Walmart doesn’t come close to the American dream.