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Not sure where to post this comment -- Wisconsin, Food Stamps or WalMart but did you see Wal-Mart: Food Stamp Cuts Hurt Our Profits ?The story states that Wal-Mart’s Chief Financial Officer, Charles Holley, blamed the revised forecast on deeper-than-expected cuts to the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the extreme cold weather occurring in the past month. (Yeah, but the cold will go away but the food stamp cuts are permanent.)The story also states :Taxpayers are subsidizing Wal-Mart through an endless cycle of purchases made through welfare benefits and public assistance given to supplement its workers’ low wages.A study released last year found that nearly $1 million in public assistance a year went to 300 employees at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.Gosh, so how quickly will the Republicans start calling for spending cuts because Wal*Mart might cut jobs due to lower revenues ?