Monday, December 8, 2008


A lot of the attacks against Wal-Mart rely upon its poor aesthetics and trashy customer base. Here's an idea: the scum who run this corporation are some of the first traitors who should be drug out in the streets and shot.

It has been argued that Mom and Pop stores are merely weaker, and thus Wal-Mart's destruction of Main Street is just free market capitalism working itself out. However, it is not that simple, and Wal-Mart is not good for America or Americans in the long run.

Mom and Pop stores are rarely subsidized by taxpayer money like Wal-Mart. It's easy to have lower prices when the taxpayer foots the bill.

Mom and Pop stores cost more because they tend to PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES A DECENT WAGE and PROVIDE ADEQUATE HEALTH INSURANCE. Not only do state and local governments subsidize Wal-Mart, but in addition, Wal-Mart employees are low-balled and encouraged by management to seek WIC, Medic-Aid and welfare. So every time you THINK you are getting a really great deal at Wal-Mart, think again. The only ones getting over on anyone are the corporate echelon of Wal-Mart and Walton heirs.

As for Wal-Mart's "Made in the USA" ad campaign, that's a transparent propaganda piece. More than half of the junk they sell mindless American shoppers is made by a worker halfway around the world working on slave wages and under conditions that would be illegal in America. Boy, if I were a Chinese factory worker, there would be a very warm place in my heart for American shoppers. Wal-Mart execs encourage companies to ship jobs/factories overseas to make goods cheaper. Just as an example: a toy made for 18 cents in China sold here in the U.S. for $14.96 is NOT a good deal for anyone but Wal-Mart and its shareholders.

You see, most of you are weak-willed and only live in the moment. Few have the conscientiousness or far-sightedness to think about the long-term ramifications of Wal-Mart on America and Americans.

All I ask is that you look at the whole picture, not just the "lower prices."


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