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Video offers amazing statistics on Wal-Mart and Food Stamp use

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As Policy Watch Reporter Sarah Ovaska has been reporting regularly of late, obtaining Food Stamps and the failure of North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services to process applications in a timely manner remain big problems for lots of needy people.

One way to solve this problem, of course, would be for the McCrory/Wos administration to start doing its job and get claims processed properly. Another solution, however, that might have an even greater and more beneficial impact would be to raise incomes of people currently reduced to relying on Food Stamps — people like the workers at Wal-Mart.

Click here to read an amazing story and watch a compelling two-minute video about how the giant retailer (and the place where more Food Stamps are spent than anywhere else) could lift thousands of people out of poverty and save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars per year just by paying workers a decent wage. And the impact on Wal-Mart prices of such a shift? Just over 1%!

One Comment


  1. Jack

    April 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    This is another way for big business to get government to subsidize its profit margin. If Wal-Mart won’t pay its workers a living wage but rather get the government to subsidize its worker then why not. Corporate welfare is the going thing and has been for decades.

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