Updated: House of Cards vs. Walmart Without Shame, Remorse, Guilt or Accountability: Asking Employees to Donate to Co-Workers
UPDATED: February 28, 2015
PRSpin: Walmart “decided” to raise employee wages above minimum wage to $10 an hour by February 2016.
did House of Cards #ForceAccoutability on Walmart:
PRSpinUnSpun: House of Cards Season three Episode 8 exposes Walmart for underpaying employees who then qualify for food stamps which the employees then turn around and use in Walmart. The government is rewarding Walmart’s unethical and illegal behavior by subsidizing it with our tax dollars.
The starting salary for an employee at Walmart is below the poverty line. Now if the American government subsidizes Walmart to the tune of $7.8 billion dollars a year by issuing food stamps to over 1 in 10 of its workers-but here’s the scary part 15% of all food stamps are actually used at Walmart-meaning Walmart gets to double dip into the federal government’s coffers…Walmart’s top executives have reaped almost $300 million in tax deductible performance pay over the last six years.
House of Cards Season 3 Dunbar 2016 Speech
That sounds like fraud to me (government subsidized fraud)-too bad Ms. Dunbar is a character played by an actor because there was more truth in speech than any we’ve heard from politicians. So if you’re still shopping at Walmart you’re paying your groceries-twice!
November 20, 2014
Walmart without shame, remorse, guilt or accountability asks (manipulates) employees to help out other less fortunate co-workers this holiday season by donating.
Well, that certainly is inconsistent & contradictory language to action for several reasons:
If Walmart paid their employees a fare wage they wouldn’t have to manipulate their employees into picking up their slack
The Waltons who own Walmart aren’t just the face of the 1%; they’re the face of the 0.000001%. The Waltons have more wealth than 42% of American families combined
Employees often become concerned that boycotts hurt them more than the company, and initially that may be the case but in order to force accountability from a company operating unethically hurting image which is tied to profit is the best way to ensure better results for the employees in the long run. Could a Walmart boycott hurt employees any worse than Walmart is already hurting their employees?
What do Elon Musk and Walmart have in common? Government subsidies in the billions.