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US Federal Government and Wal-Mart

Wal MartWalmart is evil, right?  Low paying jobs that keep the masses poor.  They brow beat their suppliers into selling at such low prices that no one can make a living.

They are the worst of the worst.  Right?

Maybe not:

The federal government is better at creating low-paying jobs than Wal-Mart and McDonald’s combined, according to a new report.

A study released earlier this month from the public policy group Demos states that through various forms of government funding in the private sector, nearly two million people are making $12 an hour or less. The number of workers at Wal-Mart and McDonald’s together at $12 an hour or less is currently around 1.5 million, according to the report.

Personally, the quality of government help is such that earning more than 12 bucks is surprising, so…..I’m mostly okay with the data.

But it sure is interesting that Obama has more “slave wage” jobs than Wal-Mart and Micky Dee’s combined.