Hypocrisy Meter Explodes: DC Government Doesn’t Pay “Living Wage” They Demand of Walmart

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

So now they won’t be getting any Walmarts plus the drooling morons have egg all over their faces. You can’t make this stuff up.

“People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

Someone needs to carve those words onto a wall in the D.C. Council legislative chamber.

Last week, the Council approved a measure that would require Walmart and other large retailers doing business in the District to pay a “living wage” of $12.50 per hour.

But… uh oh. Hypocrisy alert.

District government pays less than $12.50 per hour.

According to the D.C. Department of Human Resources, some full-time school maintenance workers and custodians make $11.75 per hour. The rate for a clerk at the University of the District of Columbia is $10.40.

Council members went to great lengths to criticize Walmart’s pay scale. They should have taken care of their own business first.

Oops.

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