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It is not a free market when manufacturers can't charge what they want for a product because Walmart has taken over the industry and forces them to lower prices. Than that manufacturer has to pay sub standard wages to its employees to make up for the manipulation.
It is both of our business when they don't pay their employees that now have to collect food stamps and medicaid when they can't afford to feed their families. But you conveniently ignored that point.
Is that seriously what you just came up with? You call me a hater when I explain Walmart's manipulation tactics to you? Which means you couldn't come up with a viable answer.
I didn't realize this was a game of football. Especially with economics and people's welfare on the line.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Maybe the February numbers are a disaster because the stores are a disaster - dirty and junky. Or maybe people don't support their unfair labor practices. Or maybe people are weary of crappy Chinese products. Or maybe people don't support how Wal Mart drives globalization and unfair trade practices. Or maybe people don't support their gun and ammo sales.
Maybe, just maybe, it has little to do with Obama and everything to do with Wal Mart.edit on 2/16/2013 by kosmicjack because: stupid phone
Originally posted by olaru12
People that work and shop at Walmart get exactly what they deserve!
A study focused on the effects of Wal-Mart stores on poverty rates found that an estimated 20,000 families nationwide have fallen below the official poverty line as a result of the chain's expansion
Walmart store openings destroy almost three local jobs for every two they create by reducing retail employment by an average of 2.7 percent in every county they enter.
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by FlyersFan
I am really impressed with this health care thing. It is nice to see the USA doing something positive for her people for a change
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by nixie_nox
It’s not a game. People vote with their pocket books and obviously more people agree with me, otherwise WallyWorld wouldn’t be so big, would it?
Now, I owe it to myself to tell you that if you're taking the whole tribe cross-country, the Wagon Queen Family Truckster... You think you hate it now, wait 'til you drive it.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
Sad that you want to hold Obama accountable but you don't want to hold Walmart accountable. Very sad.
No one has the right to make millions on the backs of communities.
Whereever a Walmart opens, there is a jump in food stamp claims and an increase in poverty.
During the last decade, dependence on the food stamp program nationwide increased by 8 percent, while in counties with Wal-Mart stores the increase was almost twice as large at 15.3 percent, according to the study.
As for other influences, there are dozens of them.