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Food drive at Walmart: For Walmart employees

Customers shop at a Walmart store on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Ill.

This final note which comes to us from the pages of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The paper reports that a Walmart in Canton, Ohio, is hosting a food drive for its own employees. The obvious conclusion is that the company doesn't pay its employees enough to eat.

A company spokesperson said the drive is evidence WalMart workers rally around each other in times of need.

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An we, the American taxpayer, subsidize the profits of the business owned by the richest family in America! The #1 conduit for Chinese goods sold in America and therefore the biggest contributor to our balance of payments deficit.

Congressman Alan Grayson:
"In state after state, the largest group of Medicaid recipients is Walmart employees. I'm sure that the same thing is true of food stamp recipients. Each Walmart ‘associate’ costs the taxpayers an average of more than $1,000 in public assistance,"

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