Skip to comments.Wal Mart's Exploitive Practices Attacked By Website
Posted on 05/26/2005 6:27:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Because of Wal-Mart's inadequate wages and benefits, Wal-Mart employees are eligible for $2.5 billion in Federal assistance, which comes from your tax dollars.
(Excerpt) Read more at wakeupwalmart.com ...
Companies like Wal-Mart give free enterprise and capitalism a bad name. Socialists should thank them for the free propoganda.
All of this could be solved if we eliminated those federal assistance program.
Voila. Problem vanishes.
You're only partly right. In order for there to be support for ending such programs, work has to pay enough for the workers to subsist on their own.
I know they give them some of the vig from loan sharks.
Don't work at Walmart if you don't like the wages and benefits.
Wait a minute, how did they conclude that Walmart's wages and benefits were "inadequate"?
Do you have similar ideas about other issues, like abortion?
And if those jobs didn't exist, the cost would be even more.
Halliburton, that is.
No! No! You are supposed to attack Wal-Mart on the weekend!
Obviously there is something wrong with the level at which Federal assistance programs are pegged...
Yes, both great companies.
So, Wal-Mart is a good argument for socialism, huh? I don't think you and I are going to agree much on political or economic matters.
Please elaborate. It is very interesting.
You know, thinking back, last time I went to Wal-Mart none of the employees had chains on their legs. They seemed to be free to roam at will. Those who have skills and initiative and don't want to work at Wal-mart will soon find a position that they do like, because they are not enchained there.
As if the local merchants with over-priced goods who would put things on order for you for 6 weeks provided their stock-boys with health insurance.
Blamed for everything, Rodney.
What about the economic benefit to the people who buy stuff at Walmart? There sure seem to be a lot of them.
and report back to us once a year. That should be a real education for you.
It isn't WalMart's fault that the people who work their don't have hardly any marketable skills.
If they can get a job with good pay, they would have one.
Nobody said working at WalMart gave you the ability to buy your own home, medical insurance and to have a maid.
More than likely, the common single WalMart employee would live with several people and RENT, could get health insurance but would have to clean their own dishes.
What a stupid website.
"You know, thinking back, last time I went to Wal-Mart none of the employees had chains on their legs. They seemed to be free to roam at will."
Exactly, these statists on the board think that an arbitrary standard of "fairness" trumps freedom.
First their = there
Last I checked, no one was forcing anyone to work at Wal-Mart or shop at Wal-Mart. And the Rosetta Whasername from Illinois, I have to call BS on her story from the start. None of the employees are "locked in" the Sam's Club stores overnight. One, that would be false imprisonment. Two, it would violate fire codes. The doors in every Sam's Club I've ever been in (and the majority of other retail stores for that matter) lock to prevent entry--not to prevent exit. Is Rosetta Whasername alleging that the "big, bad boss" chained the doors?
Poor comparison. Nobody's talking about killing babies.
Cheney locked the doors. Sam's Club is his secure location.
Please understand where these attacks are coming from. Her name is Mrs. HEINZ-KERRY. And .. she is funding ultra left-wing activist groups, through her Tides Foundation, who are attacking Wal-Mart.
She's all upset because the unions can't get a foothold inside Wal-Mart - and because Wal-Mart donates a lot more money to repubs than to dems.
People want low prices .. the only way that can happen is when the store owner keeps expenses LOW too. So .. Wal-Mart doesn't hire very many full-time employees and therefore doesn't have to supply the part-timers with health-care benefits. This keeps the costs down and keeps prices down.
Cheney locked the doors. Sam's Club is his secure location.
I like Wal-Mart.
I buy stuff for the troops there, and their generic meds are the most inexpensive, and they let me sit at a table in front during election years to pass out information on candidates.
Our unemployment rate here is around 20%, so the distribution center and the store have created jobs that were needed.
I don't buy their made in China items.
Just because their business practices are legal doesn't mean they are moral.
They, like others, use part-time employment to dodge having to pay benefits. Few except the upper echelon full-time employees are paid a living wage on that job alone.
I'd sign the petition if I saw any hope of changing. I don't like to shop there or any of the mega stores that look like warehouses no matter how many lights, bells, whistles and promos they have. I do make an exception to shop at Aldi's sometimes.
I think it means that some people who are eligible for social security work at Wal-Mart. The horror. The horror.
Looks like a hit and run from Clintonfatigued. I would be fatigued too going so many years without Clinton if I held his views.
The problem isn't Wal-Mart; the problem is the program that exists to pay them the balance of their income. If no such program existed, people couldn't afford to work there at less than subsistence wage. Many times in my adult life I was making "poverty level" wages and lived just fine, never took a handout from the government (i.e. never picked the pockets of anyone here or elsewhere). So the idea that if one is making "pverty level wages" means they're living in the street and starving is bunk--that's just a number the government uses for their purposes.
The answer isn't denouncing Wal-Mart. We live in a capitalistic society--I know that's shocking to some folks, though it shouldn't be, seeing how capitalism is the greatest system there is for bringing people out of poverty and allowing them to construct their lives as they see fit. How many immigrants to this country have worked low-money jobs, perhaps multiple ones, SAVED their money, and gone on to their own businesses, large or small?
If you don't want to make Wal-Mart money, don't work at Wal-Mart--THE END.
I save at least $50/month shopping at Walmart.
That's money I can pump into other sectors of the economy.
That means more people benefit from my shopping at Walmart than just me.
That's right. My grocery bill at Walmart is about $120 per week. Anywhere else it would be 160. Thats 40 bucks a week that I spend somewhere else.
Well, let's see, you eliminate the programs and the people aren't eligible for them anymore. Seems fairly straight forward.
OK with me, if it shuts down more unions.
They use the invisible fence system.
The smell of pomposity and the stench of arrogance permeates your post.
There, but for the grace of God go I.
I encourage you to ponder the Biblical exhortation of "False pride goeth before a fall.
Assume not that tomorrow might find you in circumtstances worse.
Flame away if you wish, I do not care.
Entry level jobs are not meant to support a family of four.
I know some people would think that they weren't living if they didn't have the money to pay for a cell phone, cable, internet connection, take out food and designer jeans, but many of us lived long portions of our lives without them.
We also lived with air conditioning in our homes and cars.
Go to Bangladesh and Rio if you want to see what a real living wage is.
Just don't work there, if you can make more money elsewhere.
Our Wal-Marts are dirty, and the staff and customers aren't the cream of the crop, but they sure do have low prices. I'm glad they're around.
I thought his post was pretty truthful. The fact is, not everybody can have a house and 2 cars. The attempt to make it so is called Socialism. And that leads to NOBODY having a house and 2 cars.
Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
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