There’s no reason Walmart can’t pay their workers more. In fact, there are a lot of reason they can.
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I make $9.25 an hour, that’s above minimum wage, and if I could work 40 hours a week, 51 weeks per year (I’m in school, so it’s less than that), I’d still be making less than $20,000 per year. At $28.34 per hour, I’d make nearly $58,000 per year. As in, enough that, as a single earner working what unions have demanded as work weeks for over a century, I could support a family of 4-6 people fairly comfortably as long as I was careful with finances. And, if someone had just themselves to support, or had like only one kid, or a second person in their household was working even part-time, etc, they could have extra money to spend and boost the economy. Let’s actually get the minimum wage $28.34.