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FACT CHECK TIME! I know the $1.5 billion figure seems gigantic, but our fact-checkers looked into this and found that it's actually a conservative estimate. According to The Huffington Post, each Walmart store costs taxpayers $900,000. With around 4,000 Walmarts in the U.S., that's a $3.6 billion bill for taxpayers. Forbes looked at this, too, and calculated the number to be $6.2 billion! So much for "every day low prices."


Inforgraphic courtesy of SumOfUs. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter. I mean, I guess I found them already, but you know what I'm saying!

Thumbnail image from the Clean Wal-Mart Flickr account, used under a Creative Commons license.

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