Originally posted by jamie83
Originally posted by Mad_Hatter
[edit on 5/31/2008 by Mad_Hatter]
I read your thread.
I am very familiar with Wal-Mart.
Obviously you didn't read as explained in my next point.
Before you go on and on about how evil Wal-Mart is by citing unsubstantiated financial data, why not look up these figures...
If you would have read like you say you did, then you would realize my "unsubstantiated" data comes from very detailed reports and sources as cited
in my original source in my thread.
How many people does Wal-Mart employ?
How much has Wal-Mart added to the economy by just the construction of their stores?
How much does Wal-Mart pay in Federal Tax each year?
How much does Wal-Mart pay in state taxes each year?
The amount of tax wal mart pays is virtually nothing in comparison
to its income. And I guess you also missed the fact about how Wal Marts
employee benefits are draining taxpayers money. The WALTON FAMILY received a federal tax cut of: $91,500.00 per HOUR in the 2004 tax year.
Hmmmm....that seems like they paid alot of taxes doesn't it?
From what I've seen, most of the materials put out bashing Wal-Mart lead directly back to unions who were pissed off that Wal-Mart employees CHOOSE
not to be part of their outdated unions.
From what I've READ
, it seems that wal mart employees are the ones who are pissed off at WAL MART:
Wal-Mart currently faces lawsuits in thirty-one different States for wage and hour abuses potentially involving hundreds of thousand workers.
Wal-Mart Wage and Hour "Off the Clock" Class Actions:
Adcox v. WM, US Dist. Ct. ("USDC"), Southern Dist. of TX, 11/9/04;
Armijo v. WM, 1st Judicial Dist. Ct., Rio Arriba County, NM, 9/18/00;
Bailey v. WM, Marion County Superior Ct. IN, 8/17/00;
Barnett v. WM, Superior Ct. of WA, King County, 9/10/01;
Basco v. WM, USDC, Eastern Dist. of LA, 9/5/00;
Braun v. WM, 1st Judicial Dist. Ct. Dakota County MN, 9/12/01;
Braun v. WM, Ct. of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, PA, 3/20/02;
Brown v. WM, 14th Judicial Circuit Ct., Rock Island, IL, 6/20/01;
Carr v. WM, Superior Ct. of Fulton County, GA, 8/14/01;
Culver v. WM, USDC, Dist. of CO, 12/10/1996;
Carter v. WM, Ct. of Common Pleas, Colleton County, SC, 7/31/02;
Gamble v. WM, Supreme Ct. of the State of NY, County of Albany, 12/7/01;
Gross v. WM, Circuit Ct., Laurel County, KY, 9/29/04;
Hale v. WM, Circuit Ct., Jackson County, MO, 8/15/01;
Hall v. WM, 8th Judicial Dist. Ct., Clark County, NV, 9/9/99;
Harrison v. WM, Superior Ct. of Forsyth County, NC, 11/29/00;
Holcomb v. WM, State Ct. of Chatham County, GA, 3/28/00;
Hummel v. WM, Common Pleas Ct. of Philadelphia County, PA, 8/30/04;
Iliadis v. WM, Superior Ct. of NJ, Middlesex County, 5/30/02;
Kuhlmann (In Re: Wal-Mart Employee Litigation) v. WM, Circuit Ct., Milwaukee County, WI, 8/30/01;
Lerma v. WM, Dist. Ct., Cleveland County, OK, 8/31/01;
Lopez v. WM, 23rd Judicial Dist. Ct. of Brazoria County, TX, 6/23/00;
Mendoza v. WM, Superior Ct. of CA, Ventura County, 3/2/04;
Michell v. WM, USDC, Eastern Dist. of TX, Marshall Div., 9/13/02;
Montgomery v. WM, USDC, Southern Dist. of MS, 12/30/02;
Mussman v. WM, IA Dist. Ct., Clinton County, 6/5/01;
Nagy v. WM, Circuit Ct. of Boyd County, KY, 8/29/01;
Newland v. WM, Superior Ct. of CA, Alameda County, CA, 01/14/05;
Osuna v. WM, Superior Ct. of AZ, Pima County, 11/30/01;
Pickett v. WM, Circuit Court, Shelby County, TN, 10/22/03;
Pittman v. WM, Circuit Ct. for Prince George's County, MD, 7/31/02;
Robinson v. WM, Circuit Ct., Holmes County, MS, 12/30/02;
Sago v. WM, Circuit Ct., Holmes County, MS, 12/31/02;
Romero v. WM, Superior Ct. of CA, Monterey County, 03/25/04;
Salvas v. WM, Superior Ct., Middlesex County, MA, 8/21/01;
Sarda v. WM, Circuit Ct., Washington County, FL, 9/21/01;
Savaglio v. WM, Superior Ct. of CA, Alameda County, 2/6/01;
Scott v. WM, Circuit Ct. of Saginaw County, MI, 9/26/01;
Smith v. WM, Circuit Ct., Holmes County, MS, 12/31/02;
Thiebes v. WM, USDC, Dist. of OR, 6/30/98;
Willey v. WM, Dist. Ct. of Wyandotte County, KS, 9/21/01;
Williams v. WM, Superior Ct. of CA, Alameda County, 3/23/04;
Wilson v. WM, Common Pleas Ct. of Butler County, OH, 10/27/03;
Winters v. WM, Circuit Ct., Holmes County, MS, 5/28/02.
Just to name a few....
Somebody cites a poster on a bulletin board that shows 6,666 missing children were found as evidence Wal-Mart is satanic, and you conclude there's
something wrong with me?
I agree. This doesn't deem wal mart as satanic so to speak, but it is not good for society.
Whatever. Considering the source, I feel honored you think there's something wrong with me.
Yep, considering my sources are well documented reports, i.e. here:
I'm glad we are in agreement that something is wrong with you.
[edit on 5/31/2008 by Mad_Hatter]