Once again, Walmart is back in the news having done something completely outrageous – so outrageous, in fact, that it strains credulity.
But this is Walmart we’re talking about.
In my last blog on this subject I pointed out that Walmart’s refusal to pay their employees a living wage forces them to seek out public assistance which, in turn, costs us the taxpayers but yet we shop at Walmart for their “low prices – everyday” ignorant of this fact.
Walmart is unique among businesses as it forces their employees to go on welfare. As in my last blog, I state the obvious once again: I thought having a job meant you didn’t need public assistance. Isn’t “working for a living” meaning that you have a job and are able to live on your own without the need of government support?
The whole thing is ridiculous that a multi-billion dollar company would instead opt to force its employees to go on welfare rather than pay them a wage they could live on without being a drain on the taxpayers of this country.
It also has gotten even more ridiculous with this company.
About two days ago a Walmart in Canton, Ohio decided to have a Thanksgiving food drive, with a catch – Walmart is asking its employees to donate food to other Walmart employees.
Yes, you read that correctly – Walmart isn’t asking their associates to donate food to the poor in the community. They’ve decided that charity begins at home so they’re asking their associates (who make next to nothing and are forced to go on public assistance to compensate) to donate food to their fellow associates (who make next to nothing and are forced to go on public assistance to compensate).
It almost reads like an article from The Onion – except it’s not.
- Wal-Mart Asks Employees to Donate Food…to Other Hungry Employees (jezebel.com)
- Wal-Mart’s No Good, Very Bad, Pre-Thanksgiving Week (businessweek.com)
- Fast Food’s Cheap Labor Costs U.S. Taxpayers $7 Billion a Year (dailyfinance.com)
- Walmart Store Initiates Food Drive For Own Workers (ktla.com)
- Walmart Can Afford To Pay All Workers $25,000 Without Raising Prices (thinkprogress.org)
- FOUL: Walmart and McDonald’s add insult to injury (stltoday.com)