Monday, June 27, 2005
Democrats recently introduced the Health Care Accountability Act, to address a "growing and costly national problem" involving companies, such as Wal-Mart, that shift their health care costs onto taxpayers.
Actor Danny Glover, the spokesperson for Change America, a 501(c)3 organization (application pending) that seeks to empower people at the local levels with information and tools to ensure that corporations act as responsible citizens in their neighborhoods, says of Wal-Mart: "We may be living in a time when the generation now in school will, for the first time in our country's history, be worse off than the previous generation.
While there are no doubt many reasons for this threat, there's one that we can do something about. It's the corrosive, drive-to-the-bottom approach some rogue corporations take toward the people they employ. Wal-Mart, the world's -- and this country's -- largest employer uses tactics that are shocking."