The Walmart Food Drive has inspired generalized outrage around the country about minimum wage. The story is this: in a Walmart in Ohio, food bins were set up by some employees to collect cans for other employees who are unable to afford Thanksgiving food.
This is a problem, because Walmart is one of the richest corporations in the world, yet continuing to pay employees just as little as possible. So little, in fact, that Walmart is one of the biggest beneficiaries of food stamps in America. Not to mention the Waltons have been notoriously stingy, barely giving a penny to charity until a few decades ago.
Now, they mostly use their philanthropy to buy gifts to bribe towns into generous public subsidies and avoid taxes. And they’re about the second-largest corporate donor to the GOP.
But guess what? They still employ more Americans than anyone else. Especially more than Amazon, which is probably the company’s biggest competition at this point.