Dear Walmart & the Walton Family:
I call on you, Walmart’s owners the Walton family, to pay your fair share of taxes and stop pushing the burden of your profit-at-any-cost business model on to those of us who pay our share.
The Walton family, Walmart’s owners, were recently exposed as some of the most innovative tax evaders of our time. At a moment when our government is putting some of our most vital programs on the chopping block, the Waltons are the leaders in utilizing tax loopholes that cost taxpayers an estimated $2 billion a year. We can’t allow the super-rich to manipulate our laws and exploit loopholes to avoid their fundamental civic duties.
With more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans combined and $144.7 billion dollars in the hands of just 6 family members, the Walton family recently came under fire in the press for extreme and innovative new forms of avoiding paying their full tax burden. While the Waltons are thinking up new and creative ways to avoid paying their fair share, their business at Walmart continues to cost taxpayers an estimated $1million per store (they have more than 4,000 in the US) in government assistance to subsidize the poverty wages Walmart pays its employees..
Let’s make an example of the Waltons and let the super-wealthy know they have to pay their fair share!