Watch: Bernie Sanders Schools Wal-Mart Apologist On How Taxpayers Subsidize Poverty Wages | Occupy Democrats


Occupy Democrats has the article Watch: Bernie Sanders Schools Wal-Mart Apologist On How Taxpayers Subsidize Poverty Wages | Occupy Democrats.

“Do you think the Walton Family (owners of Wal-Mart), worth a hundred billion dollars, is in need of welfare from the middle class of this country, or do you think maybe we should raise the minimum wage so those workers can earn a living wage and not have to get Medicaid or food stamps?”

I have been mulling over how I might clarify Sanders question.

“Do you think Walmart should be able to drive the competition out of business by paying their workers such a low wage and thereby selling goods so cheaply that the workers need government help to survive and work for Walmart? Isn’t Walmart taking advantage of government programs that they claim they are against?”

You might try to come up with how you would phrase the question to better drive home the point.

As I was posting this article on Facebook, I came up with the following:

“So we get to buy stuff at Wal-Mart cheap, but we have to pay taxes to support Medicaid and food stamps for Wal-Mart workers. Is that really a good deal for us?”

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