Originally Posted by InChiefsHell
Sooo...they should hire college grads as checkers and stuff?
Union opposition...well, there you have it then.
Meh. I don't shop there anymore, so I guess I have no skin in the game, but honestly, there is a reason it's cheap to shop there. This is just more finger pointing at the evil rich people. Nobody is forced to work at Wal Mart.
Finger pointing? That's dense. It's much more than finger pointing when Walmart is costing taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars because they target welfare losers and encourage them to get on government assistance.
Explain how this is simply finger pointing? $86 million dollars of taxpayer money is being spent due to Walmart's practices. That's just one state. You don't understand this at all.
• Reliance by Wal-Mart workers on public assistance programs in California comes at a cost to the taxpayers of an estimated $86 million annually; this is comprised of $32 million in health related expenses and $54 million in other assistance.
• The families of Wal-Mart employees in California utilize an estimated 40 percent more in taxpayer-funded health care than the average for families of all large retail employees.
• The families of Wal-Mart employees use an estimated 38 percent more in other (non-health care) public assistance programs (such as food stamps, Earned Income Tax Credit, subsidized school lunches, and subsidized housing) than the average for families of all large retail employees.
• If other large California retailers adopted Wal-Mart’s wage and benefits standards, it would cost taxpayers an additional $410 million a year in public assistance to employees.
Full document is here: http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/retail/walmart.pdf