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Walmart not so cheap

Published June 15, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

A recent study by Democrats with the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce showed that because of low wages, Walmart employees in Wisconsin are on food stamps, Medicaid and housing subsidies, costing taxpayers between $904,542 and $1.74 million per Walmart store.

Why do we, the public, shop at the so-called lowest-price store when we are making up the difference in tax-funded welfare? The lowest price is not always the best deal.

Think about this the next time you are going to Walmart.

Lorraine Cummings

Draper