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America is going to HAVE to boycott Wal-Mart...Or else
Originally posted by KaiserSoze
The biggest obstacle to overcome is the average American consumer, they are largely idiots. Wal-Mart has told them they have "the low price" and people assume it is the lowest price so they don't compare.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Came across this interesting article which raises some good points. A LOT of good points. Despite the apparent legal sanctity with which Wal-Mart has built a vast empire, it is literally killing American jobs and manufacturing:
EDIT: Well I can't source the link, because ATS automated link police terminated it, but if you search for the term:
"Is Wal-Mart Destroying America? 20 Facts About Wal-Mart That Will Absolutely Shock You"
You will find it.
here is one link on the story:
Haven't you watched South park you have to destory the heart.
Here are some highlights from the article:
Unfortunately, the vast wealth that Wal-Mart is sucking out of our communities is not put back into our communities. The profits are funneled out to Wal-Mart executives and shareholders. We may enjoy the low prices, but very little of the money that we give to Wal-Mart gets recycled in our local areas.
We are losing millions of good jobs that cannot be replaced. If you can believe it, the United States has actually lost an average of about 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.
Last year, the U.S. trade deficit with China was the biggest trade deficit that one nation has had with another nation in the history of the world, and Wal-Mart played a huge role in that.
In fact, Wal-Mart has actually been forcing some U.S. manufacturers to pack up and move overseas.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the article for lots more.
We have GOT to end this huge trade deficit with China. No question about it. It'd be one thing if Wal-Mart were offering mostly good paying jobs to American communities, but the fact is a lot of people who work at Wal-Mart are on welfare:
In the old days, you could actually support a family selling electronics or running a general store. But you can't support a family working at Wal-Mart. The vast majority of the jobs that Wal-Mart creates are very low paying. Large numbers of Wal-Mart employees are actually on welfare, and this is part of the reason why we have seen such an explosion in the number of the working poor in America.
Now I'm all for capitalism, but when a country like China uses their slave labor from billions of Chinese to undercut prices to the point of killing American labor and manufacturing, then it most indeed IS time for WAR! Economic war. NO more shopping at Wal-Mart for me. The end. Bye bye Wal-Mart. And any other retailers who are on the Chinese product train too. At some point you just have to pull the plug when it gets so far out of hand that the effects are too great to overlook.
EARN my business, Mr. Merchant. SHOW me a sign out front that says:
"We only deal in American made goods. And any profits this company makes are mostly put into employee wages, reinvestment, or are spent back into the local community. Our books are open to the public, and posted on our website. Support America."
Spread this far and wide. Please.edit on Thu Jul 5th 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)
After two years of opposition, Wal-Mart has withdrawn plans to open a supercenter in Hamilton, Montana.
Originally posted by Bramble Iceshimmer
As far as the so called Mom & Pop local stores most seem, at least to me, to be doing you a favor just letting you in the door. A quick poll of friends will find you a mechanic, plumber, etc. for a more reasonable rate than a store front.
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
reply to post by TrueAmerican
The 6 children who inherited the Walmart fortune from their father own more wealth then the bottom 30% of Americans - that's 90 million people.
Not to mention lack of quality of workmanship for the most part. Its the labor that is a big hurdle.
Originally posted by Mapkar
reply to post by Infi8nity
The problem is, we are so accustomed to "low prices" that even if we could bring back the small stores no one would buy anything because the prices would be higher.
Originally posted by MrSandman
Did anybody here about Wal-Mart forcing US manufacturers overseas because it was too expensive to sell American made products? If your making a product in America and are not selling it at Wal-Mart your losing a lot of business so many of them did move overseas.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by TrueAmerican
As far as their wages, Walmart is one of the largest employers in the world. As a company it is entitled to set it's own wages. It's not our place to dictate wages. If you don't like what they pay then don't work there.