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Wal-Mart Fires Back at Hillary!
NewsMax.com ^ | April 28, 2007 | NewsMax.com staff

Posted on 04/28/2007 4:41:42 PM PDT by freemike

Wal-Mart's chief executive is shooting back at Senator Hillary Clinton's comments that the retailer has been a -- quote -- "mixed blessing" for America.

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1 posted on 04/28/2007 4:41:43 PM PDT by freemike
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To: freemike

No complaints while she sat on their board. They deserve each other.


2 posted on 04/28/2007 4:43:26 PM PDT by printhead
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To: freemike
Hey Hillary!

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3 posted on 04/28/2007 4:44:33 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: freemike

These filthy anti-capitalist Stalinists like Hitlery Klintoon should leave this country if they don’t like it.


4 posted on 04/28/2007 4:45:08 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: freemike

Wal-Mart is doing more for health care than Hilda.

$4 prescriptions and clinics in many of their stores.


5 posted on 04/28/2007 4:45:50 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: freemike

“Wal-Mart man, are you crazy?” < /Ron Brown >


6 posted on 04/28/2007 4:46:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: freemike

Hellary, STFU! I wish to hell when I was a kid growing up in the `70`s there had been a Walmart. I remember practically begging to work at McDonalds, Nathans, but jobs were just ridiculously scarce for students or anybody for that matter. All I could get was this lousy paper route that paid me $20 a week if you can believe it. Freggin` liberals, anything related to capitalism that helps people make ends meet, they gotta criticize. Why? Because it`s related to capitalism and not socialism. The big evil coporations, how dare they provide jobs!


7 posted on 04/28/2007 4:48:38 PM PDT by Screamname (The only reason time exists is so everything doesn`t happen all at once - Albert Einstein)
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To: Loyal Buckeye
Wal-Mart is doing more for health care than Hilda. $4 prescriptions and clinics in many of their stores.

I've never even thought about that- what you just wrote is golden in the fight against nationalizing health care and supporting capitalism in general
8 posted on 04/28/2007 4:49:27 PM PDT by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: Cobra64

You’re asking too much!!!


9 posted on 04/28/2007 4:50:23 PM PDT by MissEdie (Liberalscostlives)
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To: EagleUSA

Small businesses that ally with Stalinists like Hillary to fight competition from Wal-Mart will have a nasty surprise when she turns on them after she doesn’t need them anymore.


10 posted on 04/28/2007 4:50:25 PM PDT by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: freemike

I can’t dispute that Wal Mart is a double edged sword. My very small town got a wal mart and it’s downtown died. They built just outside the city limits so there is no tax incentive for my town either. It is good for poor people, no doubt about that. But I don’t want to eat food made from Chinese ingrediants or imported from China, and I don’t want to wear clothes imported from China either.

Also, I read the entire article, no one is “ firing back” he just stated that things have been changing at wal mart for the better, and I believe that to be true too.....


12 posted on 04/28/2007 4:54:18 PM PDT by bigred41
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To: freemike
They call that “shooting back”? It sounded more like whimpering and grovelling to me.
13 posted on 04/28/2007 4:55:18 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: verum ago

We have a large chain- Meijer - in this area- they provide FREE antibiodics, not just 4$ scrips.


14 posted on 04/28/2007 4:56:14 PM PDT by bigred41
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
“Wal-Mart man, are you crazy?” < /Ron Brown >”

No, “Wal-Mart man” is not crazy. Not only does WM provide health care for it’s employees, it provides low-cost prescription drugs for those who shop there. And, because of their offering these low-cost drugs to the general public WM is putting competitive pressure on other retailers to do the same. So, prices are coming down. Additionally, if you are concerned about the demise of those small mom and pop stores, keep in mind that WM is offering vastly nore jobs than these stores ever could, plus benefits which the mom and pop stores never offered. So, get past your romantic Norman Rockwell vision of an America that never was.

15 posted on 04/28/2007 4:58:05 PM PDT by snoringbear (')
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To: bigred41

are they prescription? (Or are they contributing to the rise of antiobiotic resistant bacteria?)


16 posted on 04/28/2007 5:01:30 PM PDT by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: snoringbear
Apparently, you don't understand sarcasm.

I like Wal-Mart, just went there today actually.

17 posted on 04/28/2007 5:04:28 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: verum ago

Yes, they are prescription. You don’t have to buy anything else or do anything at all. It is free if you have insurance or if you don’t-they don’t even ask you. I just used it for my bronchitis prescription.(even though I have a 5 $ co pay for my insurance) My Doctor said that it has been a godsend to them this winter- a lot of people around here got very sick and don’t have enough money to go to the doctor AND get medicine.


18 posted on 04/28/2007 5:08:54 PM PDT by bigred41
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Hillary is a b*tch


19 posted on 04/28/2007 5:08:56 PM PDT by llevrok (Do cats have belly buttons?)
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To: snoringbear

*** if you are concerned about the demise of those small mom and pop stores, keep in mind that WM is offering vastly nore jobs than these stores ever could, plus benefits which the mom and pop stores never offered.***

It’ hard to believe that Wal-Mart killed off Sam and Hellen’s WALTON’S store In Bentonville on the square where I used to shop 48 years ago.

Oh wait! Wal-Mart IS Sam and Hellen’s Mom and Pop store!


20 posted on 04/28/2007 5:11:28 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: bigred41

I wish Wal-Mart would really fire back! They should be out there doing some real PR about how great their business is! I heard a trucker once on Rush sometime back talk about how, as he drove all over America, he had seen how Wal-Mart had destroyed small towns!! He said he only shopped there when he needed to. I am sorry, but this is just plain moronic!! This man was a trucker!! As he is driving through small town America,, did he ever notice any broken down train stations sitting on dead tracks??? Did he ever have any guilt driving his truck, knowing that the trucking industry helped to destroy the train industry??? What is Wal-Mart doing that any other business has ever done?? Is not K-Mart doing the same thing??? Staples?? Lowes? Home Depot??? Have not grocery stores replaced general stores??? Do people really think about the things they say???? I am tired of hearing about poor mom and pop stores and their losses,, or the loss of downtowns! I realize this may not be popular or sound cruel,, but,, who did the “mom and pop” stores put out of business?? Did they not replace traveling salesmen??? Or the catologue business?? Should we not mourn their loss?? What are the “mom and pop” stores demanding??? Are they not demanding I spend more money on my hammers, sneakers and laundry detergent so that I support them and their family??!! What about my family?? How far do we go with this line of thinking???


21 posted on 04/28/2007 5:14:55 PM PDT by freemike
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To: Screamname

I guess Hitlery would rather Wal-Mart disappear, taking all those jobs with them.


22 posted on 04/28/2007 5:16:51 PM PDT by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: snoringbear

What’s funny about those $4 prescriptions - there was a WallyWorld spokesman on the radio right after the program was announced - and when the host described it as a loss-leader, the spokesman laughed and said - nope - They are still making a good profit at that price.


23 posted on 04/28/2007 5:18:33 PM PDT by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: snoringbear

Your comment that the Rockwell vision of American “never was” is just not true. We all, those of us of a certain age, remember little local stores that we loved. We had a neighborhood grocery where they wrote down in a notebook what we spent and we paid them once a month. There was a local drugstore with a soda fountaiin where we knew everyone and spent every day getting a soda in summer. We had a local hardware store run by a man we knew all our lives, a local filling station run by a friend of the family. Everything in a small town or small city was run by locals and it was good.

I am not quarreling with WalMart,,they serve a good purpose. But the olden days were better in a way. Nodoors locked, no crazy thugs, people were decent and honest.


24 posted on 04/28/2007 5:27:59 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: freemike

Words well said...


25 posted on 04/28/2007 5:33:11 PM PDT by Kimmers (Coram Deo)
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To: freemike

Well, Hellery, we can’t all get millions from Simon and Schuster for telling a pack of lies and selling books to the brain-dead public. That means we can’t shop at Tiffany’s, as you can. And we don’t hobnob with your Wall St. friends at Goldman Sachs, who are buying their way into power, should you gain the presidency.


26 posted on 04/28/2007 5:34:49 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: freemike

“Mixed blessing”?? How much money did she take from them?


27 posted on 04/28/2007 5:35:28 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: freemike
Hillary is for the working men and women of this country. She know that they would be better off shopping at Balducci’s in Manhattan than in Walmart.
28 posted on 04/28/2007 5:40:28 PM PDT by outofstyle
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To: deaconjim

>They call that “shooting back”? it sounded more like whimpering andgrovelling to me.<

LOL! Me, too!


29 posted on 04/28/2007 5:44:56 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: llevrok

In the 90’s when hillary was pushing her health care “plan” she absolutely refused to debate it with anyone that understood anything about it. Rush was on her ass pretty big-time at that time.


30 posted on 04/28/2007 5:50:52 PM PDT by Waco
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To: freemike
But she said the company has also "raised serious questions" about how corporations should be leaders in providing health care and not discriminating based on sex or race.

Well, set aside the fact that corporations (i.e., businesses) aren't welfare institutions or the government, why should they take the lead in doing anything except what they're designed to do: make something they can sell to someone at a profit. Period.

31 posted on 04/28/2007 5:58:42 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: freemike
I seem to remember Her Heinous served on the Board of Directors of Wallyworld....

Anybody know when?

32 posted on 04/28/2007 6:02:02 PM PDT by stboz
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Well, you know, when Hillary served on the board, they were, you know, ahhhhhh, more emmmmmm, customer friendly.


33 posted on 04/28/2007 6:18:14 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: cajungirl

Yes, but we invited the masses and now we celebrate diversity. Mom and Pop stores can’t keep up with the amount of people moving in. It’s all about supply and demand. The only people I know spewing unkind words about Walmart are the wealthy... who don’t shop there in the first place.


34 posted on 04/28/2007 6:18:18 PM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: JillValentine

If elected, she will stab the voters in the back and not care in the least.

When will people relize that she is unable to ever tell the truth about anything.

She has no redeeming qualities she is mean, bitter, spiteful and a complete discrace.


35 posted on 04/28/2007 6:20:56 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: JillValentine

If elected, she will stab the voters in the back and not care in the least.

When will people relize that she is unable to ever tell the truth about anything.

She has no redeeming qualities she is mean, bitter, spiteful and a complete phoney.


36 posted on 04/28/2007 6:21:24 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: JillValentine

If elected, she will stab the voters in the back and not care in the least.

When will people relize that she is unable to ever tell the truth about anything.

She has no redeeming qualities she is mean, bitter, spiteful and a complete phoney.


37 posted on 04/28/2007 6:21:26 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: verum ago; Loyal Buckeye
Wal-Mart is doing more for health care than Hilda. $4 prescriptions and clinics in many of their stores.

I've never even thought about that - what you just wrote is golden in the fight against nationalizing health care and supporting capitalism in general

I pay $3 per on each of mine at Wal Mart for generic. I pay $9 for the "real or name" drug.

38 posted on 04/28/2007 6:24:34 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (America has lost its mind and is on its last days as a free country & Republic.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

If the Hildebitch is caught with her arm in the cookie jar....the electorate needs to know.


39 posted on 04/28/2007 6:26:03 PM PDT by stboz
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To: cajungirl

You are SOOOOO right. I lived in a college town and it had several mom and pop grocery stores, a shoe store, two or three men’s shops, a great soda fountain where we all hung out, two drugstores, barber shops, department store. Now there’s nothing but eateries and things that attract students. Grrrr. Not my town anymore and WalMart doesn’t even live here.


40 posted on 04/28/2007 6:41:38 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: RetiredArmy

You forgot to say that the $3 prescriptions were for 90 days supply and that you have TRICARE insurance. I also have that same privilidge


41 posted on 04/28/2007 7:11:53 PM PDT by supermop
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To: cajungirl
Your comment that the Rockwell vision of American “never was” is just not true. We all, those of us of a certain age, remember little local stores that we loved. We had a neighborhood grocery where they wrote down in a notebook what we spent and we paid them once a month.<<

What you are talking about was “The cutting edge of Capitalism” DURING THAT ERA....The notebook was the credit card of today...etc. ( if u think back...most of the owners of those “Mom and Pop business’s that succeeded,were considered wealthy...many of them in there later yrs becoming bank directors etc....at least in my little town anyway)

42 posted on 04/28/2007 7:17:03 PM PDT by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: bigred41
We have a large chain- Meijer - in this area- they provide FREE antibiodics, not just 4$ scrips.

Meijer was started in my part of the world, Grand Rapids. They are exactly like Walmart. Their pricing and practices are almost identical to Walmart....low prices.

Yet you never hear a word about how they treat their employees. You never hear a word about how they destroy downtowns. You never hear a massive coordinated attack against them.

And the reason? It's because Meijer is unionized. The whole propaganda war against Walmart is generated by union thugs and their political lackeys. They don't care one bit about Walmart affecting small towns. They don't care one bit about the "plight" of workers. What they care about, what they get dollar signs in their eyes about, is the all of the forced union dues they'll collect from these same workers when and if they can finally convince enough idiots that working at Walmart is like working in a third world sweat shop.

43 posted on 04/28/2007 7:19:33 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: supermop

Yup. Ole Tricare since there is no military hospital nearby, we use a local group of MDs. They are very nice folks. Open 7:30-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8-1 p.m. on Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays!!!! There are five doctors in the group. You are assigned to one, but could see any of the five as they rotate through out the day(s). But, really nice folks. Since I was so used to seeing any number of doctors in the military, this system with these doctors does not bother me. They all have access to my records for review.


44 posted on 04/28/2007 7:26:33 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (America has lost its mind and is on its last days as a free country & Republic.)
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To: DouglasKC

” Meijer was started in my part of the world, Grand Rapids. They are exactly like Walmart. Their pricing and practices are almost identical to Walmart....low prices. “\

Just at Menards today, same thing, different store. The claim of ‘unfair’ trade practices or whatever it is they say,
is done by everyone else, Walmart is just the big one
many want to take down.


45 posted on 04/28/2007 7:33:01 PM PDT by Son House ( Democrats are Hostile to Tax Payers.)
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To: freemike
I did not watch the so called Debate but did hear about the Wal-Mart question.
So most of the Democrats think that Wal-Mart is bad for the country. Makes me wonder if the next step for the lefties is deciding if companies like Wal-Mart, etc. that are “Bad” for the country will be now either be shut down by the Government or Nationalized for the Public good.
Kind of scary when you think about it but would anyone put this past the Lefties???????????
46 posted on 04/28/2007 7:35:17 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: cajungirl

I’m also old enough to remember “the good old days”. Yes, we did have locally owned grocery stores. But we didn’t have fresh produce for much of the year - I remember late winter when we just hoped that we could find onions and potatoes that weren’t terribly sprouted. We wouldn’t have thought of having fresh fruit.
The drugstore always had enough syrup and flavorings to make us good fountain drinks (I miss those), but the hardware store, the dress store, and the gas station never had everything we needed.
I really prefer these days when we can get anything we want when we want. And at cheap prices.


47 posted on 04/28/2007 7:39:45 PM PDT by speekinout
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To: TheBattman

Let’s not forget that it draws people in to fill their perscriptions and at least 7 out of ten end up buying at least $20 of other items while they are waiting for their prescription to be filled.


48 posted on 04/28/2007 7:41:24 PM PDT by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by their fruity little club.)
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To: RetiredArmy
I pay $3 per on each of mine at Wal Mart for generic. I pay $9 for the "real or name" drug.

I was "Promised Lifetime Medical Care" during my 22 years active duty. So, why are we paying the $3 and $9 ????

49 posted on 04/28/2007 7:43:13 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: supermop

Not a 90 day supply if purchased at Walmart. 30 days...


50 posted on 04/28/2007 7:45:58 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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