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Another desparate shot at WalMart

It's true, you know. The fact that we don't require all businesses to pay each employee $1 million is the only reason we are not a nations of millionaires.

I expect that to be the next report from the UC Berkeley Labor Center.

Their latest report digs into the wages and use of public benefits by WalMart employees. See, since WalMart pays less than other retail firms more of its employees use public benefits. So WalMart actually costs us taxpayers money. Get it?

Why aren't those workers getting jobs at the higher paying retail outfits? If we all paid 10-times higher prices, could everyone get 10-times higher wages?

Stop it! Questions like that just inject messy reality into a perfecly lovely ideological attack. Sorry.

Adrian Moore is Vice President, Policy


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