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    I don't know how true the Wal Mart stats are but it sounds good

    Comparing Walmart success to the US Government-run failures. Interesting to the last note.

    1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

    2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!





    3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

    4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

    5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private Employer, and most speak English.

    6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the World.

    7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only 15 years.

    8. During this same period, 31 supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

    9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

    10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 Years ago.

    11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur At a Wal-Mart store. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

    12. 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart.

    You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to Fix the economy.





    This should be read and understood by all Americans

    Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!














    To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,




    It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:




    • The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.
    • Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
    • Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
    • War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.
    • Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
    • Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
    • The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.






    You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars




    AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??
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    The walmart info is pretty good...

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/bigwalmart.asp

    WOW.

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    It's interesting that public welfare programs -- public assistance, Medicaid, and food stamps -- are an integral part of Wal*mart's compensation programs. It pays wages that guarantee that a large portion of employees will not be able to live independently and actively assists them in applying for public benefits. I am not acutally saying this is bad, since they also provide employment to large numbers of people who might otherwise be unemployed. However, part of their low cost strategy is to pay less than the businesses they drive out of business. Another part has been to accelerate the replacement of American made goods with imports to force lower production costs without regard to the work environment provided by the producers of the goods that are stocked.

    When a company is as large as Wal*mart, it is no longer simply responding to the economic environment, it is creating it. It is fair to ask if a world shaped by Wla*mart policies and processes is one that we would all choose to live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    It's interesting that public welfare programs -- public assistance, Medicaid, and food stamps -- are an integral part of Wal*mart's compensation programs.

    When a company is as large as Wal*mart, it is no longer simply responding to the economic environment, it is creating it. It is fair to ask if a world shaped by Wla*mart policies and processes is one that we would all choose to live in.
    Who created the welfare programs for biz/people like Walmart to take advantage of them?

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    Wallmart is good;

    Government run business = Bad

    My favorite story;
    "Back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it.

    They failed and it closed. Now, we are trusting the economy of our country and 850+ Billion Dollars to a pack of nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling booze."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Musick View Post
    Wallmart is good;

    Government run business = Bad

    My favorite story;
    "Back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it.

    They failed and it closed. Now, we are trusting the economy of our country and 850+ Billion Dollars to a pack of nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling booze."

    Now, I'm really scared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    ...However, part of their low cost strategy is to pay less than the businesses they drive out of business...
    What does retail pay and how does walmart differ from target, k-mart, etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    It's interesting that public welfare programs -- public assistance, Medicaid, and food stamps -- are an integral part of Wal*mart's compensation programs. It pays wages that guarantee that a large portion of employees will not be able to live independently and actively assists them in applying for public benefits. I am not acutally saying this is bad, since they also provide employment to large numbers of people who might otherwise be unemployed. However, part of their low cost strategy is to pay less than the businesses they drive out of business. Another part has been to accelerate the replacement of American made goods with imports to force lower production costs without regard to the work environment provided by the producers of the goods that are stocked.

    When a company is as large as Wal*mart, it is no longer simply responding to the economic environment, it is creating it. It is fair to ask if a world shaped by Wla*mart policies and processes is one that we would all choose to live in.
    Sounds eerily familiar......Nationalized Healthcare anyone???




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    Yes, wouldn't it me awesome to get "great value" quality health care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry V View Post
    Yes, wouldn't it me awesome to get "great value" quality health care.

    Why Henry you already can inside MANY Wal Marts. Many now have walk in clinics.
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