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Texas Jobs Program Draws Criticism


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Robert
- 875 days ago - chron.com
While 1,150 companies have signed up for the program - which provides up to $2,000 for each qualified worker hired - just 11 firms have claimed more than half of the $6.6 million in taxpayer-funded subsidies.



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Robert Tomlinson (65)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 9:45 am
Some of you may ask why I put a picture of a Wal*Mart sign with this story. Here is why!

"Leading the list are Wal-Mart, which has collected $704,200 for hiring 404 employees," These are minimum wage jobs which Wal*Mart could fill without help from the state govt. Now we learn that even more money will be given to the giant retailer as it has another 450 employees enrolled.
WOW! A State subsidizing Wal*Mart!! No place but Texas!!
 

William K. (328)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 10:38 am
Oh, of course, a struggling company like Mal-Wart needs assistance from the government to hire more minimum wage workers. I'm sure the subsidies will be put toward improving worker benefits...(help! I cannot stop my eyes from rolling!)
 

Nancy C. (798)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 1:05 pm
somethin's gotta give. shop and sell locally. boycott big everything as much as possible. yes, Texas again...
 

Terry King (108)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 3:53 pm
I am against anything that benefits Walmart. Sam Walton was a singular son of a bitch and an anti union exploiter of both poor workers and poor consumers. I have never been inside a Walmart and I never will.
 

Rebecca G. (0)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 5:17 am
Mr Levy says it AS IT IS - and ending with I AGREE WITH ALL THE REMARKS ALREADY MADE ;o) AMEN ;o)
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 5:49 am
Informed...
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 7:22 am
Noted, thanks.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 8:25 am
Texas's 'job growth' is lowering their median income with all that are minimum wage jobs.........
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 10:28 am
thanks
 

Lauren Berrizbeitia (68)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 12:45 pm
We complain about corruption and misappropriation of aid money in Iraq, etc., but look what we have here! Let's clean up our own house so we have a leg to stand on.
 

Norm C. (74)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 6:54 pm
No, surely you're making this up. Wal*Mart? Why aren't they the very epitome of private, free independent, all American enterprise?

OK. I'll go easy on the sarcasm. If Sam could only see what his kids and wife have done to his name, not that he was so squeaky clean, himself, he would scream from the rooftops.

I would just send them all to jail for economic treason (offshoring) and insider theft (stealing from taxpayers).
 
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