Thursday, February 20, 2014
Walmart Welfare Queens
Go, Bernie! No one makes the point for raising the minimum wage better than Bernie Sanders!
"The Walton family is the wealthiest family in America. Does anybody on the pannel think that they need significant welfare help? And yet it turns out that they are largest recipient of welfare in America because when you pay workers starvation wages, which is what Walmart does, how do the workers at Walmart or McDonalds or Burger King survive?
Well they get medicaid for their kids and for themselves they get food stamps they live in government-sponsored affordable housing. So I start off with my question...do you think the Walton family, worth a hundred billion dollars, is in need of welfare from the middle class in this country? Or do you think maybe we should raise the minimum wage so that those workers can earn a living wage and not have to get medicaid or food stamps?" --Senator Bernie Sanders
The Walton Family. What a bunch of welfare queens.