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Bernie Sanders Rips Walmart: Why Should Taxpayers Subsidize 'Starvation Wages'? (TEXT and VIDEO)


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Walton Family, Americans, Walmart, economy, congress, government, ethics )

Carrie
- 223 days ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) demanded that a panel of experts justify why America's shrinking middle class should continue to subsidize the nation's wealthiest family in a heated exchange Thursday during a congressional panel.



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Carrie B. (309)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 2:20 pm
Go Bernie! I really wish Sanders would run for president!
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 3:29 pm
Bernie's courage at telling it like it is and asking the right questions does give us hope--thanks for sharing Carrie!
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 4:43 pm
I despise walmart.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 6:08 pm
I don't shop at WalMart and certainly don't want to subsidize them. Keep your money local. Shop local. Shop small.
 

Freya H. (304)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 6:21 pm
Go get' em, Bernie, you political pit bull! Everybody notice the "I" between his name and his state. We need MORE independent and third-party people in Congress, people who care about this country and its citizens more than toeing the party line.
 

Jeanne Young (19)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 7:23 pm
YAY Bernie!! I LOVE that man, and would campaign and vote for him as pres in a FLASH
 

Deb E. (64)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 8:29 pm
I just love Bernie Sanders. If we could actually get more Independents elected, that is what we need to do.That one woman made a lot of sense, right? "People can 'choose' to work at WalMart" ... they are the largest employer in this country!!! There are very few other jobs available. People are applying because there are no jobs. How dare that guy say that WalMart couldn't hire more workers if they had to pay them more money? And then that WalMart does low income people a favor by providing low cost goods and they would have to raise the prices if they raise wages. How about a "little" ... just a little ... LESS PROFIT Waltons? I wish people would quit shopping there. You couldn't pay me to shop at WalMart.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 9:20 pm
SPAM flagged!
 

Jason R. (60)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 9:56 pm
A great progressive socialist!!!
 

BnKatieNOMESPLE D. (81)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 10:09 pm
You go Bernie, we need more like him~
Thank You Carrie
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James Maynard (68)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 10:19 pm
Bernie and I have been saying the
same thing for far too long.It's time
to take deliberative action!!!!!!!!
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 8:40 am
Could you please clone Bernie Sanders a large number of times and replace the Teabaggers with them. And while you're at it, send Europe a few clones too. We could do with some compassionate, rational thinking men over here. And we wouldn't mind a few clones of Mr. Reich either.
But don't make them run for President. They are needed on the floors of Congress, that is where they can bring change and solutions. As President they would be made completely powerless.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 10:34 am
Go Bernie and please don't shop at Wal-Mart!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 2:57 pm
People fell into a trap decades ago, entranced by the lower prices at Walmart and like chains. Cheap goods made in China allowed the owners of the chains to drain off as much money as possible from consumers at the lower financial end of the 99% and offer only the most meager of jobs opportunities. These companies are built on the backs and wallets of the poorest people, whether it's those who make the goods for sale, those who buy the goods, or those who are working in the stores. I'm glad Senator Sanders is standing up on this issue and I would also like it if he would clearly explain the dynamics to voters because the only way to defeat these giants is to wean ourselves off buying from them.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 4:54 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. The good senator hits the point with facts. "Corporate welfare" should be the new meme.
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 6:32 pm
Go Bernie! You have more balls than all of the other politicians combined
 
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