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Internet meme calling out that Walmart workers qualify for welfare at the wages they work.

Wal-Mart workers on welfare.

This is actually a complicated social problem. It would be nice if we could tweak the system such that no full time worker, no matter the class of work, ever had to worry about a decent cabinet of healthy food, a car, and an apartment, all in a safe neighborhood. That idea is a little Bernie, but it's valid and just. As a national community the rest of us should be strong and moral enough to suck up whatever those costs are individually, as long as we are doing so collectively.

There is a blurb from a Walmart official in the linked article (and although the article pivots its point on the Walmart example, the enterprise itself is not evil, just an atypical example of the worst outcome of our national dynamics - people should be careful to read any "Walmart this or that" article with this in mind) tries to defend the company by pointing out that its workers are all given opportunity mixed with wages. But that's pretty magical and convenient thinking for Walmart. Can someone pay their bills or buy their stuff at Walmart with a wallet full of opportunity?

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