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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Congressional Democrats Slam Walmart for Sucking at the Government Teat While Failing to Provide a Living Wage

Posted by Paul Constant on Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

It's heartening that the living wage discussion is finally inspiring Democrats to fight on behalf of the American worker. Salon's Josh Eidelson says:

A slide from Wal-Mart’s U.S. CEO’s presentation to Goldman Sachs’ retail conference boasts that “Over 475K” U.S. employees earned more than $25,000 last year. Activist workers and members of Congress seized on that statistic at a Wednesday press event, arguing it amounts to an admission that annual pay for the majority of Walmart’s 1.3 million-member US workforce falls below $25,000.

“Low-income people, poor people, have been demonized for being the ‘takers,’” Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky told reporters at a D.C. press conference. But because “taxpayers are the ones that are subsidizing Wal-Mart right now,” she contended, Wal-Mart elites are the true “welfare kings in this country.”

Thank you! Thank you! More like this, please!

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