An unidentified woman was recently caught on video (below) scolding a man for using food stamps in a checkout line at a Walmart while the man's son was present.
"I put in 50 to 60 hour weeks, just because you see me doing this right now, I’m trying to provide for my family," the man tells the woman in the video, which was posted to YouTube by What'd We Learn? 4 the People on April 24.
"You're not providing for it, I am, the government is," the woman fires back. "They take it out of my check, bull----, they don't!"
"OK, contact your local senators and congressmen and issue a complaint," the man reponds. "Vote Republican, I'm sorry, I don't know what to tell you."
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"Trust me, I am not a bleeding heart f----- liberal," the woman says. "That ain’t gonna happen."
"I don’t care about you, lady," the man replies. "Shut the f--- up."
"I don’t have to, it’s a free country, remember?" the woman says. "If I’m gonna pay for all your s--- the least I can do is talk."
The woman accuses the man of being supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and adds that she put herself through school.
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According to a study in 2015 by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, the federal food stamp program (also known as SNAP) "had 10.3 million working families receiving assistance, comprising 36 percent of the total program enrollment" between 2009 and 2011.
The study also found that low wages paid to American workers ended up costing taxpayers $152.8 billion annually to support working families.
A 2014 report by Americans for Tax Fairness noted that many Walmart workers make low wages, so taxpayers have to pony up an estimated $6.2 billion for government programs such as food stamps and health care to make up the difference.
Additionally, Walmart reportedly uses loopholes and and tax breaks to avoid paying an estimated $1 billion in federal taxes each year.
The report also said that the heirs of Walmart founder Sam Walton are avoiding an estimated $607 million in federal taxes on dividends because investments are taxed at a much lower rate than workers' incomes, and they reportedly dodge another $3 billion in taxes with specialized trusts.
According to the report, Walmart makes an estimated $13.5 billion from food stamp purchases annually.
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