Via Lawyers, Guns and Money:
A Cleveland Wal-Mart store is holding a food drive — for its own employees.
“Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” reads a sign accompanied by several plastic bins.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer first reported on the food drive, which has sparked outrage in the area.
So delicious! The idea is that the workers should care about each other, especially the ones who make even less than they do. But I think the idea is to take off the pressure from Wal-Mart to actually pay living wages to its workers. It may or not matter to you that the Walton family which owns over fifty percent of the Wal-Mart company is the richest family in the world.
All this reminds me of the important question about who it is who is subsidized when a company pays its workers so little that a full-time worker can qualify for food stamps and other federal programs.