In this clip, Bill Maher calls out the Walton family for the disregard they show for their workers while having a fortune so large it dwarfs the GDP of most developing countries.
“Fifty years ago, America’s biggest employer was General Motors, where people made the modern equivalent of $50 an hour. Today, America’s biggest employer is Wal-Mart, where workers make $8 an hour, which means you can share a room in a motel with a transient drifter who cuts his toenails with a machete.”
He then takes aim at the Wal-Mart annual report, which shows that the bulk of Wal-Mart’s sales comes from food, “which their employees need food stamps to buy”, while the family just built a billion dollar art museum in Arkansas.
He then hits it home, mocking Alice Walton’s desire to do something to help people: “Why not give your employees a raise, you deluded nitwit?”
Watch it here:
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.