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UPDATE 3-Wal-Mart plans $50 billion 'buy American' push
Reuters ^ | January 15, 2013

Posted on 01/15/2013 10:14:43 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy.

Wal-Mart, the largest private employer in the United States and the world's largest retailer, also said on Tuesday it plans to hire 100,000 newly discharged veterans over the next five years, at a time when the U.S. unemployment rate is at 7.8 percent.

The moves come as the U.S. economy continues to grow slowly 3-1/2 years after the end of a severe recession. An average of $5 billion a year in spending is a drop in the bucket for the $15 trillion U.S. economy, and the question is how many other retailers could do the same.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: walmart

1 posted on 01/15/2013 10:14:52 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It means Walmart suppliers will buy stuff from outside and will paste “Made in America” stickers.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 10:17:04 AM PST by jennychase
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2978297/posts


4 posted on 01/15/2013 10:18:31 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Bye bye Dick’s :)


5 posted on 01/15/2013 10:20:02 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70
They just built a big Dick's store by me.
6 posted on 01/15/2013 10:21:45 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: jennychase
It means Walmart suppliers will buy stuff from outside and will paste “Made in America” stickers.

They may buy the compenents overseas and do some assembly in the U.S. but you point is well taken.

Note to any U.S. manufacturers thinking of producing for Walmart: Make sure you do not allow them to be more than 15% of your production volume and plan for Walmart to dump you as a supplier within two years.

7 posted on 01/15/2013 10:22:13 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: djf

Yeah, Walmart pledges to hire veterans and incrase their inventory of American-made goods, announced in the same day.

I wonder what kind of pressure they’re under? Is it because of the gun debacle?


8 posted on 01/15/2013 10:22:13 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Farmer Dean
Wal-Mart plans $50 billion 'buy American' push

Lols.

YOU MEAN LIKE THESE!?!?!


9 posted on 01/15/2013 10:22:40 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Ping.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 10:22:59 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It seems Wal-Mart is getting more and more political.


11 posted on 01/15/2013 10:26:00 AM PST by Clock King
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Dunno.

No doubt their pledge to hire veterans will garner them support. And support from veterans is always a good idea.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 10:26:15 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

We got one near Costco. I move around ,so, no idea how long they’ve been there.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 10:27:32 AM PST by Morris70
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I recall "old" Wal-Mart had signs everywhere touting "Made in America for Americans" and similar slogans. They disappeared concurrent with the introduction of "Low Prices Always" and the flood of disposable Chinese products.

I'd love to see them come back, but it may be too little too late.

14 posted on 01/15/2013 10:28:39 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is good.

However.....

If Wal Mart supports even ONE liberal cause, it will undo all good. Liberal equals evil.

Period.

So, get to it, Wal Mart, stop spending any monies on the Obamadork or any of his sleezy causes.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 10:29:48 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: KC_Lion
The local Wally World didn't have and ARs or mags, but they had a "tactical" display with Blackhawk products like slings and mag pouches. I got a jammin' one-point sling there.

I haven't been in since the Great Mandatory National Navel Gaze that started last month, so no telling if it is still there. The "Tactical" aisle at Bass Pro Shops is still there, but is mostly empty...

16 posted on 01/15/2013 10:33:45 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The moves come as the U.S. economy continues to grow slowly 3-1/2 years after the end of a severe recession.

Considering that this is a "rooters" article, that's mild bias.

It is interesting, however, to see that, with Walmart, the past is prologue. Many years ago, their claim to fame was their supply of "Made in America" goods that typically turned out to be gardening gloves.

I agree with another poster - Walmart will probably continue to purchase goods offshore (China) and slap a "Made in America" label on them.

IOW, ignore that man behind the curtain!!

17 posted on 01/15/2013 10:34:49 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Yeah, Walmart pledges to hire veterans...

I'm sure those veterans will appreciate $8.50 an hour and a 29-hour work week.

18 posted on 01/15/2013 10:35:23 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Clock King
It seems Wal-Mart is getting more and more political.

Sadly Obama has them right by the shorthairs, and they know it. If he wanted to turn his Labor Dept. loose to go through every store looking for missed timecard punches and writing up a fine for each as "wage theft", he could make life very, very painful for them in a real hurry.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 10:37:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KC_Lion

Wouldn’t that be amusing if Walmart became the go to place for “Assault weapons” and skids of Ammo?

Why not an Ammo Superstore?


20 posted on 01/15/2013 10:38:52 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I freely admit that I am pretty jaded now, but something doesn't pass the smell test here.

First the announcement about hiring Veterans, now the announcement about buying $50 billion of goods ostensibly made in the USA. Color me concerned because my fear is that WalMart is seeming working overtime to stir up Red State support. I really have to wonder of they have capitulated to the Tyrant Obama and agreed to no longer sell guns or ammo once their stock is depleted.

You will recall that very early on Tyrant Obama said that one of his goals was to co-opt retailers like WalMart in his war on the 2nd Amendment.

I hope I am proven wrong, but at this point, I doubt it.

21 posted on 01/15/2013 10:39:48 AM PST by Obadiah (Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war.)
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To: jboot; listenhillary
I went to Cabals yesterday just for giggles.

And the Firearm area looked like it had been picked over by Coyotes.

They had NOTHING! Oh sure they had those Super Expensive Shotguns, some .17 HMR ammo and some wired caliber I had never heard of before, 227 or something.

30-30 GONE!

.308 GONE!

.22 GONE!

They had some 5.56 ammo going out the door as I was coming in and it was like 10 Rounds per box at 17.00 bucks a pop, Made in Israel.

That surprised even me, most of their display areas were empty. Normally they keep them pretty full no matter what, not now.

Where they normally keep the AR-Style weapons they had a Bulletin that said "We are not currently taking rain checks for AR Rifles, it is unknown when we will restock. Manufactures cannot keep up with demand. Thank You"

All I can say is WOW!

22 posted on 01/15/2013 10:49:29 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: jennychase
It means Walmart suppliers will buy stuff from outside and will paste “Made in America” stickers.

I remember when another W tried that for one of his speeches and got caught.

23 posted on 01/15/2013 10:50:26 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sounds like more PR spin....Wal Mart has for years forced manufacturers to go to Communist China...or they will not do business with them...Lasko Mfg is a famous Wal Mart/Chi Com victim

Wal Mart is too Free Trade Communist to stop using Communist China. Until pro American tariffs are re introduced...there is no incentive for Wal Mart to get off the Communist Chinese teat


24 posted on 01/15/2013 11:01:07 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: jennychase

exactly. why doesn’t MSM call out this BS? Everyone knows walmart buys the bulk of its products from chinese slave labor factories.


25 posted on 01/15/2013 11:01:56 AM PST by KingofZion
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To: KC_Lion
I was in some big box or another over the weekend with the wife and I strolled over to look at ammo stocks. All they had was a few boxes of .30-06 with very heavy bullets inappropriate for local game that have been there for years and a single small stack of 300 WSM. The rest of the aisle was empty.

The fact that the enemy feels forced to plead with retailers to stop selling guns and ammo is telling. The numbers must be astonishing.

26 posted on 01/15/2013 11:04:16 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Obadiah

I’m note sure where the WM is no longer buying ammo guns thing came from, but I read somewhere that someone who works in the distribution area that they are still ordering ammo, but can’t get enough.


27 posted on 01/15/2013 11:04:35 AM PST by matt04
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

http://www.gunsmagazine.com/

Ruger American rifles: “Amazing, Repeatable And Confidence – Building Performance. The thought of a rifle completely built in America, by Americans is always appealing. When Ruger set out to design and build...”

“They just built a big Dick’s store by me.”

I think I saw it the other day. Isn’t it right next to the U-Scrotem?

What I *means* to say—ah say, ah say—Ain’t it right next to the U-Totem?


28 posted on 01/15/2013 11:11:24 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah, and the CEO said they will continue to sell firearms and ammo. It’s really hard to sell something that you don’t put on the shelves. The local Walmarts haven’t had new shipments of ammo in over two months. And they don’t know when they will get some more.

BTW, I ran into an old co-worker who was buying .22’s; but didn’t know the difference between .22Shorts, LR or WMR. Obviously, a newbie in need of a training course.


29 posted on 01/15/2013 11:28:49 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I remember when I first got out of the Navy (1992) and moved back to Texas from So. California the Wal-Marts were very “Pro-American”, and had “MADE IN THE USA” signs up all over, etc. Of course, that was before the SuperCenter 24 Hrs extravaganzas, too.


30 posted on 01/15/2013 11:32:41 AM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

$5 billion a year in US made goods is barely a blip on their bank accounts because Walmart does nearly $1 billion A DAY in business.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 11:47:39 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: jennychase

It means Walmart suppliers will buy stuff from outside and will paste “Made in America” stickers.

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I would not put it past them. Several years ago, I bought something in Walmart that had a “Made in USA” sticker on the outside of the package but a “Made in China” label inside the package. So there will probably be some cheating going on.

Around Christmas time, I bought some premade bows for Christmas wreaths. I try to buy USA goods as much as possible, so I was pleasantly surprised to see a “Made in USA” label. Further inspection, though, showed that it also said “from imported materials”. So, the ribbon was made in China, but the bows were assembled here. Oh, well....


32 posted on 01/15/2013 12:08:16 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

so after enthusiastically participating, sometimes even demanding, the offshoring of U.S. manufacturing to Asia (if you want our giant account YOU WILL move your production to where you can meet our price demands), and then, since 2008 becoming all in for Obama, Walmart what’s to be sure Obama leaves it alone and will try to keep Obama’s favor with it’s “buy America” campaign.

loyal Americans should see the ploy for what it is - pure politics and politics that does not really give a damn about America, unless it’s spelled Amerika.


33 posted on 01/15/2013 12:42:10 PM PST by Wuli (uire)
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To: KC_Lion

THANK YOU!


34 posted on 01/15/2013 12:46:39 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Be skeptical about the very terse statements from Walmart, and remember its recent meeting. That company is quite government-connected and has indeed been manipulated by socialist political interests in some states (firearms and ammunition selections in some states very limited for years now).


35 posted on 01/15/2013 12:56:59 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
White House Weighs Broad Gun-Control Agenda in Wake of Newtown Shootings
The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 5, 2013 | Philip Rucker
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2975295/posts
"A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders...To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses."

Wal-Mart Now Sold On Gun-Control Summit
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976505/posts

Wal-Mart Chairman Gives $1M To Obama Super PAC; Bundlers Moonlight As Super PAC Donors
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2947968/posts


36 posted on 01/15/2013 1:13:07 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Schumer Calls On WalMart & Other Retailers To Suspend Assault Weapons Sales While Debated In Cong...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2977842/posts


37 posted on 01/15/2013 1:15:48 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop
You buy the same products in Target or Home Depot...made in China...You can thank the EPA for killing most jobs in the U.S.
38 posted on 01/15/2013 1:58:00 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Army Air Corps

Pong.

(sorry I haven’t been logged on much this week)


39 posted on 01/17/2013 5:30:40 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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