Also: I hope you don't think Wal Mart pays as good as our manufacturing sector.
From the article:
Walmart's low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.
People who work in retail at Wal Mart don't even make 20k a year. That's not even half of what a decent manufacturing job used to pay in this country. And that was over 30 years ago.