The Working Poor at Wal-Mart

I know that this story has gone viral: A well-intentioned manager at a Wal-Mart set up a box for donations in an employee lounge so that the store’s associates – that would be their employees – who are too poor to afford Thanksgiving dinner can get some help from their co-workers. Wal-Mart’s employees are paid so little, and receive no benefits, that they might not be able to afford Thanksgiving. The next time some right-wing critic of the Affordable Care Act dismisses the need for affordable health insurance for millions of America’s working poor, remember that if you can’t afford a turkey, you probably can’t afford health insurance. [more]