McDonals's & Wal-Mart "Welfare Queens"

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“"Always Thinking"”

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Jan 6, 2014
 
They reap the rewards of paying employees less, signing them up for welfare which tax payers finance. But most that shop @ Wal-Mart are not the tax payers but the beneficiaries of the welfare system.
There's nothing like eating you cake and having it too! So Wally World is getting it off the tax payers for paying employee's salaries so-to-speak.

How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens

It seems that welfare queens are back in the news these days. The old stereotype was an inner-city unwed mother -- that’s dog-whistle-speak for black -- having multiple babies to get ever bigger welfare checks (throw in a new Cadillac and the myth is complete). Regardless, welfare reform of the 1990s ended that narrative.

No, the new welfare queens are even bigger, richer and less deserving of taxpayer support. The two biggest welfare queens in America today are Wal-Mart and McDonald's.
[[ Walmart owners are all =Billionaires=]]
( I'm beginning to see why )

This issue has become more known as we learn just how far some companies have gone in putting their employees on public assistance. According to one study, American fast food workers receive more than $7 billion dollars in public assistance. As it turns out, McDonald's has a “McResource” line that helps employees and their families enroll in various state and local assistance programs. It exploded into the public when a recording of the McResource line advocated that full-time employees sign up for food stamps and welfare.

Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private sector employer, is also {{{the biggest consumer of taxpayer supported aid}}}. According to Florida Congressman Alan Grayson, in many states, Wal-Mart employees are the largest group of Medicaid recipients. They are also the {{{single biggest group of food stamp recipients}}}. Wal-mart’s "associates" are paid so little, according to Grayson, that they receive $1,000 on average in public assistance. These amount to massive taxpayer subsidies for private companies.
=Read that again and let it soak in!!!=

Why are profitable, dividend-paying firms receiving taxpayer subsidies? The short answer is, because they can. The longer answer is more complex and nuanced.

Both McDonald's and Wal-Mart are engaging in perfectly legal behavior. The system was set up long ago in ways that failed to imagine companies doing this. Yes, they are taking advantage of the taxpayer, but they are also operating within the law.

Which means it is time to change those outdated rules.

The simplest solution is to raise the minimum wage. If full-time employees are living below the poverty level -- especially those with children -- its no surprise they are going to need public assistance. Raising the minimum wage over a period of time will eliminate much of this corporate welfare. The costs will be slightly higher prices at fast food restaurants and low end retailers.
= Yep! we'll still be paying for it but in a different way =*** that's why I don't shop @ Wal-Mart
or eat @ McDonalds***

The next proposal is more severe: Charge back the amount of public assistance any employee receives to the company he or she works for. It would be separate from tax filings, and simply be a direct penalty charged to the firm. I doubt there is much political will for this proposal, but I can see some people -- especially on the Left -- supporting it.

My politics are pretty middle-of-the-road, and I find myself offended by subsidizing profitable companies this way. As a taxpayer, there are much better things I would like to see my monies go towards.*** Mostly my personal needs and wants*** Some rule changes are needed to end this wasteful spending.

We should get corporate welfare queens off of the public teat. Regardless of your politics, it is an issue that politicians on both the Left and the Right can agree upon.
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Wow. Turning on your own kind, HH?

I've been saying this for years. This information is all out there but the reichers are too full of hate to see. And, the really 'smrt ones' truly believe everything will be alright when they vote in 'one of their own...'

Yes, don't feed poor children (most of which are white, if you're keeping score) but give BILLIONS to Exxon, GE, the NFL, NASCAR, etc. because... they work so hard? And don't tax them either?

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Wow. Turning on your own kind, HH?
And = just what is my kind?= Noter!
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Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
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And = just what is my kind?= Noter!
CRAZY PEOPLE!

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