Wal-Mart CEO Wants Government To Mandate More Spending Power for Customers

Wal-Mart calls for minimum wage hike:

Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott said he’s urging Congress to consider raising the minimum wage so that Wal-Mart customers don’t have to struggle paycheck to paycheck.

Scott told Wal-Mart directors and executives in a speech Monday that he believes “it is time for Congress to take a look at the minimum wage and other legislation that can help working families.”

Of course, as the millionaire spoke to other millionaires, he didn’t urge their own philanthropy. He urged more further government-enforced philanthropy. A two-fer: he sounds good and he doesn’t have to take any action other than advocation.