[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 157, Issue 3

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 10:02:54 CST 2015

In areas where the minimum wage was increased, some workers asked for reduced
hours - seems their recent pay increase prevented them from getting:

SNAP/food stamps
Section 8 housing subsidy
Aid for women with dependent children
Free 'lifeline' cell phone
Free/heavily subsidized healthcare

Some workers being offered 'living wages' preferred lower wages and public

Snopes article calls this claim a mixed claim, has good info IMHO:



(Shouldn't this be moved to geeks?)

> On Dec 3, 2015, at 7:49 AM, Phil Stracchino <phils at caerllewys.net> wrote:
> Wal-Mart forcing the
> taxpaying public to subsidize their payroll by paying their floor staff
> so little they still qualify for public assistance *as a deliberate

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