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‘Starvation wages’: Walmart and McDonald’s among firms with the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, according to a Bernie Sanders-commissioned report

McDonald's U.S President Chris Kempczinski fresh beef

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Thousands of workers at Walmart, McDonald’s, and other stores and fast food chains are on federally-funded social safety net programs to help pay for basic needs like healthcare and food, according to a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who commissioned the report, described the findings as “outrageous” and called for companies to pay their workers more.

Around 70% of people on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food stamps and Medicaid work full-time, the watchdog found, and the majority of these worked for larger companies with 100 or details ⇒

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