"He answered his own question. “It turns out that they are the largest recipient of welfare in America because when you pay workers starvation wages, which is what Walmart does, how do the workers at Walmart survive?”

He goes on say that these workers collect benefits from the government because Walmart doesn’t pay them enough. So in essence, he tells the panel that Walmart takes welfare.

He then opens the hearing up to the panel of experts.

This hearing came slightly before President Barack Obama announced at the State of the Union that he’d sign an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers.

On Feb. 12, President Obama formally signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 for employees of federal contract workers. However, his focus was to push Congress to do likewise for all Americans by 2016, as reported by Politico."

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