Walmart can’t donate directly to their own “pro-business” political action committee, they can’t make employees donate to it, and they can’t pay employees for donating to it. Those things would all be against the law, and would draw the ire of the Federal Election Commission. But the company is legally allowed to create incentives for employees to donate to their PAC by creating matching charitable contributions. The problem? The only charity in play is one that gives to Walmart employees. According to a complaint lodged with the FEC today, that means Walmart is still basically paying off employees to make political contributions, and should be stopped.
Why don’t they make cereal anymore like Twinkles? As this commercial shows, the box came with a storybook on the back, with such stories as “Sleepy the Baby Kangaroo” and “The Lion Who Loved Himself.” Oh wait, kids can’t read anymore. Rats.