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<p>Floyd Smith<br />Washington, D.C.<br />Wal-Mart should pay its D.C. employees a living wage. By the company saying it doesn’t want to, is almost a form of enslavement. I don’t see how a person who lives in the District can survive just off of the [$8.25] minimum wage alone, especially a single parent – they just can’t. I make more than the minimum wage, yet I’m living paycheck-to-paycheck. I know for a fact that I couldn’t live off of the minimum wage.         <br /></p>

Floyd Smith
Washington, D.C.
Wal-Mart should pay its D.C. employees a living wage. By the company saying it doesn’t want to, is almost a form of enslavement. I don’t see how a person who lives in the District can survive just off of the [$8.25] minimum wage alone, especially a single parent – they just can’t. I make more than the minimum wage, yet I’m living paycheck-to-paycheck. I know for a fact that I couldn’t live off of the minimum wage.

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