Skip to comments.Anti-Wal-Mart warriors fueling class warfare
Posted on 09/16/2006 6:51:22 AM PDT by bitt
Liberal campaign hurts people who need bargains
Evergreen Park, Ill., a suburb contiguous with Chicago's western edge, is 88 percent white. A large majority of the customers of the Wal-Mart that sits here, less than a block outside Chicago, are from the city, and more than 90 percent of the store's customers are African-American. One of whom, a woman pushing a shopping cart with a stoical 3-year-old along for the ride, has a chip on her shoulder about the size of this 141,000 square-foot Wal-Mart. She applied for a job when the store opened in January and was turned down because, she said, the person doing the hiring "had an attitude."
So why is the woman shopping here anyway? She looks at the questioner as though he is dimwitted and directs his attention to the low prices of the DVDs on the rack next to her.
Sensibly, she compartmentalizes her moods and her money. Besides, she should not brood. She had lots of company in not being hired: More than 25,000 people applied for the 325 openings.
Which vexes liberals like John Kerry. (He and his helpmeet last shopped at Wal-Mart when?) In 2004 he tested what has become one of the Democrats' 2006 themes: Wal-Mart is, he said, "disgraceful"and symbolic of "what's wrong with America."
By now, Democrats have succeeded, to their embarrassment (if they are susceptible to that), in making the basic numbers familiar: The median household income of Wal-Mart shoppers is under $40,000. Wal-Mart, the most prodigious job-creator in the history of the private sector in this galaxy, has almost as many employees (1.3 million) as the U.S. military has uniformed personnel.
A McKinsey company study concluded that Wal-Mart accounted for 13 percent of the nation's productivity gains in the second half of the 1990s, ...
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My late father-in-law worked for Detroit Edison for 40+ years. When Isiah was recruited to do commercials for Edison, he and his mother were sent to speech therapy school to learn how to speak correctly.
I realized what you were saying before I posted, and I fully agree. A lot of people, however, think WM is only about the stores.
A friend at GO worked his way up from the bottom. Just accepted a new job at about $100k.
My 16-yo son (who used to be the world's biggest WM basher) is already seeing many highly paying opportunities with WM (WM will pay education expenses), and my wife is accepting a well-paid graphics position in Bentonville at the GO.
So don't shop there, Borris. BTW, how's Natasha?
"Wake Up WalMart" is a union funded site, maroon.
DO YOU EVEN BOTHER TO VET your own crap you keep posting.... Sheesh, talk about a closest liberal....
This DUmbass report you quoted isn't from CONGRESS at all, so stop saying it is. Ever hear of hypocrisy... Your demonstarting it quite well today on this one...
From the actual BS report right there in front on page one from that union loving communist hack pondscum liberal site you linked to, it states:
A REPORT BY THE DEMOCRATIC STAFF OF THE
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
REPRESENTATIVE GEORGE MILLER (D-CA), SENIOR DEMOCRAT
IT's a REPORT by a bunch of union supporting assbackwards liberal democrat pondscum STAFFERS....
GET THAT, staffers, not CONGRESS......
Now go away and take your lib crap with you. Maybe you would be better off over at DU... They'll love your crap over there...
And furthermore libtroll, it keeps saying ASSUMING on your first link to the communist site..
... Well you know hat happens when a liberal assumes anything, of course you seem pretty comfortable with it.....
It sure isn't from Comgress, and you really should think about moving over to DU, where you'll fir in just fine...
Still waiting for your 70% proof, but I don't think you have any integrity to admit your wrong..... DO YOU????
The Libtroll said:
"See my post #64 with link. My primary source is the Congress of the United States. Not leftists. Your name calling is very childish. It also is far left of the mark."
Lies, lies, and more lies, that report was written by staffers, not CONGRESS... Go read the first page of that thugjack liberal pondscum rag you try to pretend is a source....
Well, I work at a grocery store.
Your link is an outright lie.
Your link is titled "House Committee on Education and Workforce" but it leads to an anti-Wal*mart website which in turn cites "estimates" of "the staff" of a House committee.
How many outright deceptions are you permitted here in your "career" as a Free Republic poster?
It's not posting leftist crap that bothers me. It's the song & dance that occurs after it is pointed out.
He's about as big a libtroll as we've seen around here and he needs to be zotted away quickly so he can go tell his frineds over at DU.....
I still think it's amusing to slap-around people that post that sort of crap on FR, but I've noticed that more and more folks think it's acceptable. They all tend to be "non-mainstream Republicans" (for lack of a better term) of one form or another . . . or at least they claim to be. :)
Beg to differ. The noisy ones in Oregon hate WM. I shop there often. I was very disappointed Wal Mart backed down from the Beaverton location (just blocks from where I work). For the basic food items I tend to need pick up while out shopping (milk, juice, butter, eggs) WM has darn good prices.
And I tell ya, they can't be beat for their prices on fabric - identical fabric they sell down the block at JoAnns for twice as much. So, some Oregonians hate them, but some really like them, too. IMHO
May result? Wow, that's some powerful analysis.
WalMart paid $5.8 billion in income taxes last year. They paid $2.5 billion in dividends. I don't know how much sales tax local communities receive from WalMart's $315.6 billion in sales, but I'd think that's another $15 billion or more.
I called out his crap in Post #31, but the lib troll ignored it.
Libs feel it's ok, IMHO, to simply invent statistics and hope the sheeple comply with its rants....
He's lied multiple times in this thread, about this fictitious 70% number, then about a report that he claimed was written by congress, when in fact it was written by staffers.
Then he links to outright union jackthug liberal pondscum websites where they love their libs.
He belongs at DU for this thread alone, regardless of what he has written in the past on other subjects...
Thanks for exposing the fraud.
Thanks for the ping!
LMAO Meijer's meat stinks (the only time I have ever seen bacon bleed while cooking it *shudder*) and they treat their help like crap. I know people that left there to go work for WalMart and they like WalMart better. I haven't seen a Kroger in years and have never heard of Farmer Jacks. We used to have a lot of D & W's but being overpriced they are starting to get bought out by Family Fare's.