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

Posted By Rob Schofield On April 11, 2014 @ 12:08 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Photo credit: Think Progress [1]

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As Policy Watch Reporter Sarah Ovaska has been reporting regularly of late [2], 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 [3] 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%!


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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/walmart.jpg

[2] reporting regularly of late: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/11/food-stamps-backlog-dwindling-while-greensboro-woman-waits-months-for-help/

[3] Click here to read an amazing story and watch a compelling two-minute video: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/11/3425609/walmart-prices-food-stamps/

[4] Charlotte Observer: Fix NC’s food stamp problems, find new leader for DHHS : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/31/charlotte-observer-fix-ncs-food-stamp-problems-find-new-leader-for-dhhs/

[5] Food stamps backlog going down : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/02/04/food-stamps-backlog-going-down/

[6] Volunteers sought to clear DHHS’ food stamps backlog by federal deadline : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/30/volunteers-sought-to-clear-dhhs-food-stamps-backlog-by-federal-deadline/

[7] USDA still unhappy with NC’s slow response to food stamps crisis : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/27/usda-still-unhappy-with-ncs-slow-response-to-food-stamps-crisis/

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