Report: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance

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    Vitalogy
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    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.

    “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.

    “It found that a single Walmart Supercenter cost taxpayers between $904,542 and $1.75 million per year, or between $3,015 and $5,815 on average for each of 300 workers.”

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/

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    jerry1949
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    And other places that pay low wages don’t? Is that the assertion?

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    Vitalogy
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    What do you think is the assertion, ace?

    I’m not okay with a family worth over $100 billion combined shifting the costs of doing business from the business itself to the tax payers.

    This is why people hate Walmart so much. It’s a shitty company that takes advantage for profit.

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