welfaremart kills jobs, lower wages and drives out local entrepreneurs and it lowers the standards and values of America.
If they apy so well why does teh yaverage wmt worker cost taxpayers nearly $6,000 a year. I go to my friends store and he pays all his costs and doesn't use welfare to pay his workers. So why does a company that nets 3.7 billion dollars in 3 months use the taxpayers as their employee benefit department, and can't pay it own labor costs.
Don't forget Rush Limbaugh was going to move to Costa Rica, even though they have socialized national healthcare. The GOP a party of hollow promises and do as I say not as I do lies. It little wonder that they will split into to useless parties.
Shep expects us taxpayers to subsidize her dividends, a real welfare queen. Time has come for walmart and their customers to pay their own business costs and stop using the taxpayers as their employee benefit department.
One of the comments from this article is from a wmt worker and its worth a read;
"I work at Walmart. Their policy is: "no more than 1/3 of workers can be full time"- so, after 1 1/2 yrs, I am still 32 hrs/wk. Also, when a worker gets to $13/hr (assuming they don't quit or get fired before then) then they are terminated. When our superstore was built, WM Corp promised "450 full time jobs paying $10/hr" back in 2005. Instead, our store has 100 full time jobs, the rest part time with no benefits. "If you don't like it, quit!". Well, yes, if there *WERE* other jobs, we would all quit. But WM has wiped out most of the competition with cheap, shoddy products and its anti labour, anti built in America policies. Briefly: there ARE no other jobs. And WM sets the bar low for all the other companies: in order to compete, Target and everyone else must follow the same policies: products made in China, no benefits for workers, part time only. The situation reminds me of the film Elysium, with the rich Walton family members eating caviar in their mansions, whilst the rest of us survive on rice and beans in the ghettos of post industrial dystopia. Welcome to the new Amerika, where the Haves are happy and the remaining 99% are tossed into the rubbish bin.
18 DEC 7:16 PM"
Dang, my own lair clone is back the r and n doesn't =m confused proarnerica. Wonder how much better this board could be if the clones decided to post on topic and stop the personal and goofy spelling attacks. Will never find out plus it to much fun to wind them up....
According to a 2013 updated report from Congress. Clearly wmt jobs don't get workers off welfare.
It so really sad, these clones. I have at least 3 different clone names that are used to attack me. Trying to be the yahoo bully, certainly isn't changing much here except it runs off posters that want to discuss wmt. Sad and destructive and only hurting themselves.
Super-retailer Walmart has been slapped with $110 million in environmental fines after pleading guilty to improperly dumping pesticides — all of it returned by customers — into public sewers and landfills, creating a toxic nightmare.
The Justice Department's Environmental Crimes Section told Secrets that it was the second-largest environmental criminal fine ever imposed in U.S. history after the $4 billion BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
I agree its clearly time for wmt to start paying their own way and stop using the taxpayers.
That should light the fuse of the cloners.
Walmart is one America largest polluters. They just received the second largest fine in US history this year for polluting America.
Now that should pull the stings of the cloners. Lets watch them dance.
Great Article! This exactly what I have said for years the full cost of shopping at walmart should be paid for by the customers and the company, not the taxpayers.
This exactly what I have been saying all these years.;
"The question before us is not whether or not Wal-Mart should voluntarily increase its wages to capture these benefits. That is a business decision for the owners and management to make.
Rather, the present issue is whether or not we as taxpayers should be funding private companies paying below-poverty wages. My view is we should put the full costs of shopping at Wal-Mart back where they belong: On the customers and the company itself."
Costco is the best big box store, they pay their workers well and don't care if they have workers in a union or not. The workers choose not the corporation. The principles that America was founded on. For the people and by the people.
Walmart is the worst abuser of the welfare system -- according to a study from the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce study, a single Walmart Supercenter store in Wisconsin can cost taxpayers upwards of $1.75 million in public assistance programs. If taxpayers have to cover over $1 million for just one 300-employee superstore, consider how much Walmart is costing taxpayers each year at their 4,135 stores in the United States. According to the 2012 "Walmart Associate Benefits Book", which is distributed to employees, the company also advises its workers about getting on public assistance. Is this a fair or reasonable burden on taxpayers as Walmart reports $17 billion in profits?
Over the past five years, Walmart has had enough excess funds to buy back billions in its own stock. Walmart reportedly spent $7.6 billion last year buying back its shares. These funds are enough to raise the salaries of the lowest paid workers by $5.83 an hour. Catherine Ruetschlin, policy analyst at Demos, stated in a recent release: "These share repurchases benefit an increasingly narrow group of people, including the six Walton family heirs. But buybacks do not improve the fundamentals of the firm. If the funds were used to raise the pay of Walmart's 825,000 low paid workers, it would not harm the retailer's competitive ability and would add no cost to the consumer."