A video (below) featuring a female Wal-Mart customer confronting a man allegedly paying for his groceries with food stamps has gone viral.
The recording uploaded onto YouTube April 24 features the woman standing behind the man while he waits at a checkout corner, both appearing to shop with children.
An unidentified female customer begins criticizing the man while he pays before he promptly asks her to mind her own business.
“I don’t have to. It’s a free country, remember?” she said. “If I’m gonna pay for all your s—, the least I can do is talk.”
“Deal with it, b—-,” the man says, before adding “I put in 50 to 60-hour weeks. I’m trying to provide for my family.”
The woman continues arguing with the man, repeatedly claiming he is taking money from her paycheck by using his food stamps.
After he adds she doesn’t make the rules on these benefits, she insults the man further.
“Yeah, you just take advantage of them like everybody else,” she replies.
When the man suggests she simply deal with her issues by calling a congressman or voting Republican, she calls him a supporter of Democrats Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton.
“Oh, trust me, I am not a bleeding heart f—— liberal,” the woman says.
A 2014 Americans For Tax Fairness report reveals the low wages Wal-Mart — the store the angry woman is shopping at — pays its employees means many have to rely on the governments food stamp program, officially called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
“The study estimated the cost to Wisconsin’s taxpayers of [Wal-Mart’s] low wages and benefits, which often force workers to rely on various public assistance programs,” the reports says.
“It found that a single [Wal-Mart] Supercenter cost taxpayers between $904,542 and $1.75 million per year, or between $3,015 and $5,815 on average for each of 300 workers.”
Many on social media expressed their outrage at the video.
Reddit use bigal55 wrote: “I am very conservative and I think that lady is a Jack— of the first order…Most people in reality are not on food stamps or other help for that long. Most people would rather make their own way, I would think and she could not know what circumstances that family had……and although he should not have used bad language in front of his kid, I think she deserved it.”
WARNING: Contains graphic language