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.