Walmarts role in our entitlement mess could not be more clear. They pay low wages, which leads to many of their workers to supplement their paychecks with food stamps. So we are basically paying Walmart workers the additional wages their employer refuses to pay. Combine that with the hundreds of billions that Walmart collects in food stamps through customer purchases, we are paying a portion of the actual operating costs and payroll of Walmart, as well. Reduce entitlements, Walmart income shrinks. Walmart (and others) raise wages, the need for entitlements shrink. Who is the villain, the worker trying to earn more for herself or the company who profits from food stamps and public assistance payouts?