Tuesday, March 02, 2004

From Jackie Corr, more on Wal-Mart: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports about a Georgia program for children of parents who can't afford health insurance. Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the state, with 42,000 workers, and more than 10,000 of the children who are covered under the program have a parent who works for Wal-Mart. That's a far worse ratio than the state's other big employers.

So, gee, maybe everyday low prices means everyday no insurance? And those who think they are saving money by shopping at Wal-Mart are bitching that their taxes keep going up to pay for other people's poor kids. Maybe it's worth thinking about how those kids got so poor in the first place.

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