Thursday, November 28, 2013

Republican Voters in Wisconsin don't mind paying for Wal-Mart employee Health Care and Food Stamps.

It's true that Republican voters in Wisconsin don't mind corporate welfare, as long as they keep hearing from their leaders that government is getting smaller. That's all they care about. Government is even bigger and more intrusive under Republicans, but that's another story.

Yet many conservatives also don't like giving their hard earned money to the "takers," food stamp recipients and Medicaid freeloaders. Oddly, they've been doing just that for decades without ever saying a word.
Salon: A report from the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce estimates that employees from an individual Wal-Mart super store in Wisconsin may cost taxpayers anywhere from $904,542 to $1,744,590 in public assistance benefits annually.
The next step for Republicans is to start cutting that corporate safety net for low wage workers. Step-by-step, we are becoming a third world nation. Along with economic blackmail, Wal-Mart might just win:
In a Washington Post Op-Ed titled “The D.C. Council Has Forced Our Hand,” Wal-Mart regional manager Alex Barron penned the corporation’s intention to close three of six planned superstores if the council voted and passed the bill that would raise D.C.’s minimum wage to $12.50 per hour.

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