All posts tagged: Walmart

The Biggest Welfare Queen in the United States

An amazing piece of analysis by Evolve Media and the #GlobalPOV project at the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. At 6:38 they reveal who the biggest recipient of welfare in the U.S. is – you may be surprised. Since they are a fancy university, they were kind enough to cite all of their sources. (Thanks to Upworthy and @advodude for bringing this to our attention.) Sources Reagan’s Welfare Queen Krugman, Paul. 2007. “Republicans and Race” New York Times Levin, Josh. 2013. “The Welfare Queen” Walmart Berfield, Susan. 2013. “Fast Food Wages Come With a $7 Billion Side of Public Assistance” Ritholtz, Barry. 2013. “How McDonald’s and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens” Stackpole, Thomas. 2013. “New Report Shows How Walmart Forces Its Employees to Live on the Dole” U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. 2013. “The Low-Wage Drag on our Economy: Wal-Mart’s Low Wages and Their Effect on Taxpayers and Economic Growth” Mattera, Philip and Anna Purinton. 2004. “Shopping for Subsidies: How Wal-Mart Uses Taxpayer Money to Finance Its Never-Ending Growth (PDF)” Good Jobs First. For much more on Walmart …