posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 12:37 PM
Why America is Severely Broken
This is Alice Walton
Alice Walton is worth $21 billion dollars while almost half the employees at her family's Walmart Stores are eligible for Food Stamps.
American Tax Payers are expected to make up what she would have paid in taxes because she's a "Job Creator."
American Tax Payers are also expected to pay for her Employees Food Stamps because the jobs she creates won't pay enough to get by.
Is it really so much to ask the "Job Creators" in the USA to try and get by on a few billion less so that American Taxpayers don't have to foot the
bill for their Employee's Food Stamps?
"Walmart's owners net worth greater than bottom 40% of the entire U.S. population. Six members of the Walton family appear on the Forbes 400 list
of the wealthiest Americans. Christy Walton, widow of the late John Walton, leads the clan at No. 6 with a net worth of $25.3 billion as of March
2012. She is also the richest woman in the world for the seventh year in a row, according to Forbes.
Here are the other five: No. 9: Jim Walton, $23.7 billion No. 10: Alice Walton, $23.3 billion No. 11: S. Robson Walton, oldest son of Sam Walton,
$23.1 billion No. 103: Ann Walton Kroenke, $3.9 billion No. 139: Nancy Walton Laurie, $3.4 billion That’s a grand total of $102.7 billion for the
whole family ... the wealth held by the six Walton's was equal to that of the bottom 30.5 percent of families in the U.S. In 2010, the Waltons’
share equaled the entire bottom 41.5 percent of families."
These are facts I find disturbing and for all the talk of a New World Order we have to fear, this is the misguided direction it appears we are
heading. I find it shocking so many people stand up for the Walton's as if this is simple American ingenuity at work when it is little more than a
Nation killing policy and a sort of piracy. It devalues human life and labor. I don't think we can make Walmart go away but we can make them re-place
the security people had before Walmart stole their old job in the mom and pop and forced them to go and work for them. Decent wages and benefits that
mean something to a growing family. Is that so much to ask from a "Job Creator?"
You might say people are not forced to work for Walmart but since they put American Manufacturing out of business - jobs are gone ans yes they are
forced to work in the only place in town. That IS what this world is coming to, a very bad science fiction reality along the lines of.
Honorable politicians with integrity and foresight like Bernie Sanders do notice. When they cry foul they are out shouted and discredited as alarmists
threatening free market capitalism by the very folks who stand to gain the most by buying their products from China.
They try to threaten that Bernie's ideas are some kind of a road to Communism. Meanwhile we are buying most things from those Communist countries. If
we denounce them so soundly - why does America do it's shopping there?
Now I know that many people will fault the Food Stamp Program itself but when you consider the cost of living and price of food today, families are
finding it IMPOSSIBLE by any means to survive on a few thousand dollars a month. No way can a family pay for bills and food not to mention health care
on a Walmart salary.
This is not "creating jobs" but creating dependents on government programs and society, while getting rich in the process. There are innocent children
who suffer the most due to matters we discuss as if they are fine lines of politics and ideological differences. To more kids than you would care to
realize it is much more than an ideological split. It is real hunger in pit of a stomach that never gets satisfied with empty Walmart calories. They
sell items that cost but do not deliver on a promise to be "food" or "nourishment." Just another misleading product fooling consumers so someone can
What do you think?
As an aside, Alice Walton has been caught drunk driving 3X and has even killed someone. This was brushed over in the local newspapers and it is in
fact hard to find the whole story. The mugshot above is from a more recent DUI arrest in Texas. How many of the rest of us could be walking around
free with 3 DUI arrests and a death? There are 2 America's.
Alice Walker arrested for DUI in Texas
Alice Walker convicted of DUI in Arkansas
It wasn't lost on many observers that the Benton County (Arkansas) Daily Record shares the same hometown as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose founder,
Sam Walton, was Alice Walton's father. Also, her brother, Jim Walton, owns 92.64 percent of Community Publishers Inc., which controls the
Walton has been involved in at least three automobile accidents.
1. During a 1983 Thanksgiving family reunion near Acapulco, Mexico, Walton lost control of a rented Jeep and plunged into a ravine...
2. In an April 1989 incident, she struck and killed 50-year-old Oleta Hardin, who had stepped into a road.
No charges were filed.
3. In a 1998 incident, she is reported to have hit a gas meter while driving under the influence.
She paid a $925 fine and served no jail time.en.wikipedia.org...
edit on 6-1-2013 by newcovenant because: (no reason given)