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Letters: Welfare for Wal-Mart

November 27, 2012

Re "Shopping season off to strong start," Nov. 24

The article mentioned only briefly the protests at many Wal-Marts over working conditions. One protester I saw interviewed on TV said she couldn't make it even with the rent subsidy she receives. My niece works at Wal-Mart full time and qualifies for food stamps and Medicaid for her children.

Wal-Mart makes the money while we taxpayers help feed and house its employees. This is corporate welfare, not capitalism. Without taxpayer subsidies, Wal-Mart would have far fewer employees.

Lucy Thomas

Santa Barbara


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