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Report: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance

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When Republicans and conservatives tell you that cutting regulations and taxes for the rich help the middle class and the poor, you can show them this concrete proof that trickle-down economics does NOT WORK. The Walton family that owns Wal-Mart added $8.7 billion to their $90 billion+ fortune in just 3 months last year, while the people who work for them cost taxpayers $6.2 billion in Medicaid, food stamps and housing assistance, because the billionaires claim it will hurt them to pay a living wage. <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2016/05/19/walton-family-members-fortune-climbs-8-7-billion-after-strong-quarter-for-wal-mart/ #7abaae4c79c3” target=”_blank”>https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2016/05/19/walton-family-members-fortune-climbs-8-7-billion-after-strong-quarter-for-wal-mart/ #7abaae4c79c3

Report: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance

Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

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