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 Raw Story
“In state after state after state, Walmart employees represent the largest group of Medicaid recipients, the largest group of food stamp recipients....
The living wage movement is picking up steam. Prof. Galbraith must be pleased that he played a part in getting it up and running.