WE R HERE: Walmart Drops Employee Healthcare; Senate Poised To Reward Them With Special Interest Bailout

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October 8, 2014

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WE R HERE: Walmart Drops Employee Healthcare; Senate Poised To Reward Them With Special Interest Bailout

Washington, DC - WE R HERE Executive Director and tax fairness advocate Phil Bond today released the following statement in response to reports that Walmart will no longer offer health insurance to 30,000 part-time workers, in response to rising costs due to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

“Walmart’s decision to drop health insurance for 30,000 of its employees - and blame the Affordable Care Act - should be an outrage the President's leading supporters in the Senate, such as Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Dick Durbin and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

“And yet, just weeks from now, those same Senators have indicated that they want to give Walmart a multimillion dollar reward by passing the Marketplace Fairness Act, thereby using the power of Congress to crush many of that company's smallest competitors.

“The logical response of any Senator outraged by Walmart's decision should to be to refuse to give Walmart and their allied special interests any special treatment - particularly the unfair, anti-small-business and misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act.” 

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