No they don't. It is their choice to demand welfare. Wal-Mart certainly pays the full-timers enough to live on, as long as they don't want filet mignon every night and a house with a huge yard. The poverty is not a result of the adequate pay. It is the result of the wage-earner wasting money and living extravagently. You can save a lot of money if you get a used car to avoid car payments, go in with a roommate to avoid expenses, and stop buying the latest DVDS and ipods. If there is any good point to be made here, it is that there should be welfare reform so people who make such an adecquate full-time living are barred from receiving welfare payments.