This is why we need a living wage

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    The Shocking Truth About What It Would Cost Us All If Walmart Paid A Living Wage

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    $300,000,000 a year in food stamps just for walmart employees. Give them a living wage and we pay an extra 1.4% on their goods. One penny for every dollar spent at Walmart and those employees would not need to live on food stamps.
     
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    Has someone figured out the magic formula to define a "living" wage?

    Or should each employee be paid according to how much money they need to "live?"
     
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    Or they could stop trying to make a career out of a starter job meant for teens and old people supplementing their retirement.
    What a novel idea .....oh wait,it's only been done this way since the inception of the USA.

    Nothing but a bunch of lazy losers to stupid to advance in life....at the tax payers expense.
     
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    What would stop them from buying stupid crap and still needing food stamps?
     
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    I'm against a living wage. Get off your butt and make yourself more valuable. its better to decide for yourself how much you are worth than having a company or government decide.
     
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    what stops them from buying crap WITH their food stamps? And if they were smart, they would use said food stamps and shop at walmart.
     
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    A living wage is what ever it is you are willing to work for. If that means working 16 house a day 7 days a week to survive.... :thup: Welcome to the real world.
     
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    Whats wrong with going to college instead of being a perpetual bagger? Once they automate the bagging then they will be obsolete.
     
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    Going to college is not the only way to make yourself more valuable to an employer. You can do an apprenticeship or go to trade school. Or work and get experience to raise your pay. But you have to have some ambition to do more than just work an entry level job. Or learn to live on less.
     
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    I don't think I've ever met anyone who enjoyed their min wage job or would want it as a career.
     

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