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[–] Ilikebordercollies 3 points 40 points (+43|-3) ago 

Many poor people that qualify for food stamps have jobs. Think: Wal-mart.

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[–] Doomking_Grimlock 2 points 28 points (+30|-2) ago 

There's your real welfare queen. How much does Walmart get in subsidies?

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[–] Baseborn 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Wal-Mart recieves approximately 7.8 Billion per year according to this study: http://www.americansfortaxfairness.org/files/Walmart-on-Tax-Day-Americans-for-Tax-Fairness-1.pdf

The $7.8 billion includes an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance for low-wage Walmart employees, including programs like food stamps, subsidized housing, and Medicaid. It also includes an estimated $70 million per year in “economic development subsidies” from state and legal governments eager to host Walmart in their cities.

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[–] jxfaith 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Depends on whether you count the money spent by the government supporting their employees or not.