This video is eight years old, and in that relatively short period of time things have only gotten worse. Sadly, these guys’ words are more relevant than ever.
According to Tom Friedman, place doesn’t matter anymore. If that’s true, then why are so many people moving to cities? Perhaps it’s because within a larger, more diverse population, you’re more exposed to learning experiences that will only sharpen your critical thinking skills.
A summary: 95% of SNAP funding goes to food. “Abuse” of the generous $1.49/meal per day stipend is at a historic low. In 40% of households receiving these benefits, at least one member is working. And no, they’re not spending your tax dollars on Franzia or Marlboros. But these are, of course, just facts. Their lack of spin makes them boring.
The perennially low prices you pay at the retail conglomerate are made up for in your tax dollars that go toward the subsidization of the billion-dollar company’s even lower wages to its employees. But Wal-Mart cares; after all, if it didn’t give a shit about its workers it wouldn’t have held this food drive so that they don’t starve.