Monday, October 20, 2014

When This Guy Says It, You Can Trust Him


Something Green Eagle has said many times too.  I was going to complain that, for some reason, people listen when this guy says it, but ignore Green Eagle.  Then it occurred to me that no one really listens to him either- at least no one who can do anything about it.

The nation's number one case in point- WalMart:

"Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15."

That means that, every year, American taxpayers contribute $6.2 billion dollars directly to the Walton family- money that should be paid by the company, but we pick up the tab.

The six Waltons on Forbes' list of wealthiest Americans have a net worth of $144.7 billion.  Next year, at least $150.9 billion, I guess.


2 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

Businesses should pay the full cost of their labor. That means that a fulltime employee should be paid a high enough salary so that they do not qualify for public assistance.

If you can't pay for your labor, you don't deserve to be in business!

Green Eagle said...

My point exactly. And how about the case of the Waltons and so many others (e.g. Mitt Romney's company) which CAN pay a decent wage, but just decide not to so their owners can become obscenely rich?

I think that's what they invented the guillotine for, but then Green Eagle is a very angry bird.