I’m just going to come out and say it.
I hate WalMart.
With the heat of a thousand white hot suns, I hate them.
Well, lots of reasons, actually.
From their cheaply made sweatshop produced product lines to their predatory business practices, there’s plenty of reasons to diss the Walton family.
The number one reason?
The way they treat their employees….things like, scheduling 39 hours a week to prevent from having to offer benefits to union busting to artificially lowering wages.
Here’s what some of WalMart’s business practices cost:
- Walmart’s intentionally low wages force hard-working employees to need approximately $420,000 per year, per store, totalling $2.66 BILLION annually in Food Stamps and other taxpayer assistance … to survive.
- Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost the country HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars in payroll tax deductions for Federal, State, and Local taxes.
- Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost our communities the ability to hire and retain important public service workers like firefighters, police officers, maintenance workers, and teachers.
- Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost our communities with their increased need for those same public services they are underfunding.
- Walmart’s intentionally low wages and lack of covered benefits cost taxpayersover $1.02 BILLION a year in healthcare costs.
- Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost taxpayers as much as $225 MILLION in free and reduced price lunches for school-age children.
- Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost taxpayers over $780 MILLION in tax deductions for low-income families.
And that’s just some of the burden placed on taxpayers by Walmart’s intentionally low wages.