Wal-Mart has great prices, right? Sure they pay their employees peanuts and rely on government aid programs for food, rent assistance and health coverage.
From the Daily Ticker – “As Wal-Mart (WMT) shareholders meet at the company’s annual meeting, a recent report contends the country’s largest private employer relies on taxpayer-funded benefit programs to subsidize its low wages. In other words, since many Wal-Mart employees aren’t paid enough to subsist they have to rely on public programs like Medicaid and food stamps for basic needs.” http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/largest-private-employer-mooching-off-taxpayers-keep-wages-122918447.html?vp=1&l=1
What a bargain! In addition to hiding part of their prices in your taxes, they degrade their employees and make them feel worthless. I know I won’t save a few pennies at Wal-Mart just pay them to the government while making my neighbors feel like slaves.