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Title: Grayson: Walmart Is ‘The Largest Recipient Of Public Aid In The Country’
Source: Rawstory
URL Source: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/ ... -of-public-aid-in-the-country/
Published: Nov 27, 2012
Author: Stephen C. Webster
Post Date: 2012-11-27 18:20:24 by Brian S
Keywords: None
Views: 1748
Comments: 3

Representative-elect Alan Grayson (D-FL) said Monday that he will put mega-retailer Walmart squarely in his sights during the next Congress for the company’s liberal use of public assistance programs to supplement their workers’ wages.

Speaking to Current TV host Cenk Uygur on Monday’s episode of “The Young Turks,” Grayson called Walmart “the largest recipient of public aid in the country,” saying their low wages force workers to take food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid just to get by.

“The taxpayer pays for the earned income credit,” he said. “The taxpayer pays for Medicaid. The taxpayer pays for unemployment insurance when they cut hours down. And the taxpayer pays for other forms of public assistance like food stamps. I think the taxpayer is getting fed up of paying these things when, in fact, Walmart could give every employee its got, even the CEO, a 30 percent raise and still be profitable.”

He added that while the health care mandate in the Affordable Care Act will help, “that’s just the start.”

“In state after state after state, Walmart employees represent the largest group of Medicaid recipients, the largest group of food stamp recipients, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to bear that burden,” Grayson said. “It should be Walmart. So, we’re going to take that burden and put it where it belongs: on Walmart.”

Grayson, an outspoken progressive, was ousted from his congressional seat in 2010′s tea party wave. He regained a seat this November following redistricting in the state that put him in a more heavily Democratic district.

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#1. To: Brian S (#0)

Grayson, an outspoken progressive idiot...

FIXED.

The ultimate result of Democrat party politics:

...
Shari Doyle, before and after her salvation by Democrat operative Janet Reno.

Aren't you socialists PROUD???

Capitalist Eric  posted on  2012-11-27   19:17:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Brian S (#0)

It's priceless when a Leftist moron like Grayson goes on record explaining to successful businesses how they ought to run their business.

Typical socialist arrogance...MUD

"Devolve Power Outta the Federal Leviathan and Back to the States,
Localities, and Individuals as Prescribed in the US Constitution."

Mudboy Slim  posted on  2012-11-27   20:31:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Brian S (#0)

Representative-elect Alan Grayson (D-FL) said Monday that he will put mega-retailer Walmart squarely in his sights during the next Congress for the company’s liberal use of public assistance programs to supplement their workers’ wages.

So I'm curious as to the amount of "unemployed people" (I.E. Obama Voters) there are in Florida that are currently on those programs too???

“We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the ammunition box.”

CZ82  posted on  2012-11-29   17:50:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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