Democrats blast Wal-Mart “welfare kings”

Josh Eidelson writes for Salon: “A slide from Wal-Mart’s U.S. CEO’s presentation to Goldman Sachs’ retail conference boasts that ‘Over 475K’ U.S. employees earned more than $25,000 last year. Activist workers and members of Congress seized on that statistic at a Wednesday press event, arguing it amounts to an admission that annual pay for the majority of Walmart’s 1.3 million-member U.S. workforce falls below $25,000.”