Union Thugs Invoke Jesus To Bash Wal Mart

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    My question is "Would Jesus join the corrupt unions?"


    The union thugs are getting desperate. After years of failed attempts to infest Wal Mart, they are now pulling out all the stops to line their pockets with hundreds of millions of union dues money

    The Dems are foaming at the mouth becuase they know they will get a large part of that money in donations




    Wal-Mart critics ask: Where would Jesus shop?
    Union-backed group unveils religion-themed campaign

    W.W.J.S. — Where would Jesus shop?

    According to union-backed critics of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., not at the world's largest retailer. WakeUpWalMart.com on Thursday unveiled a religious-themed campaign Thursday asking shoppers whether God wants them to buy things from the Bentonville, Ark.-based company.

    The group, funded by the United Food and Commercial Workers union, launched a TV ad and released a letter signed by 65 clergy members and religious figures. The group says Wal-Mart's policy over wages, health benefits and other issues harm families and communities

    Wal-Mart accused the group of using union dues to exploit religion and said it would give nearly $200 million in cash contributions to charities this year.

    The 30-second TV spot, starting Friday in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas, is part of the latest seasonal-themed campaign against Wal-Mart. The TV ad starts with a picture of a Bible-like tome and an off-screen narrator who says, "Our faith teaches us 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.'

    "If these are our values, then ask yourself: Should people of faith shop at Wal-Mart this holiday season?"

    Wal-Mart Chief Executive Lee Scott responded within hours with his own letter laying out what he called Wal-Mart's positive contributions — saving working families money, providing jobs and supporting charities.

    "For that reason, we will not be deterred from our mission, despite misleading statements from paid critics whose motives are less than pure," Scott wrote.

    "Wal-Mart will continue to do those things that we believe are right for our customers, associates and communities: helping people put food on the table and clothes on their backs; providing good benefits, providing career opportunity, and being a good citizen in the towns we serve," Scott added.


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    The letter from clergy members urged Wal-Mart to change its business practices.

    "Jesus would not embrace Wal-Mart's values of greed and profits at any cost, particularly when children suffer as a result of those misguided values," the letter said.

    WakeUpWalMart said it recruited the clergy members, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, from a variety of faiths through its activists, who asked if they would be interested in signing the letter.

    The group also plans candlelight vigils at selected Wal-Mart's in 19 states.

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    The Wal Mart haters are not scraping the bottom of the barrel on this one - they crawled under it
     
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    I like this one: The've hit bottom, and are showing signs of digging.
     
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    I really would like a lib to chime in. Libs claim they care about working families, yet they hate Wal Mart

    Wal Mart is a blessing to working families. The working class can go to Wal mart and get what they need at a fair price.

    I buy nearly everything at my local Wal Mart. Wal Mart has the best prices in the county. Yet libs want to fuck up their company by letting the union thugs into their stores.
     
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    Popular? Powerful ? Profitable ?----attack it. It needs to be made mediocre --the only politcally correct quality other than victimhood.
     
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    They interviewed this so called preacher on fox the other day....What an idiot...
    I was hoping they would ask him who he made the commerical for..
    The commercial is disgusting...
     
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    Just in case you weren't 100% sure of the union's motives, you can tell that a movement is a [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Shakedown-Exposing-Real-Jesse-Jackson/dp/0895261081/sr=1-3/qid=1166326721/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/105-4716922-6232414?ie=UTF8&s=books]shakedown[/ame] when Jesse Jackson is involved. Sort of like you can tell that a movie is a B-movie when Forest Whittaker is in it.

    If Jesus were shopping today, I imagine he might just shop at Wal-Mart. Or any of the other retail establishments that pay low wages for entry-level people. That would be uhh...pretty much all of them. And I'm not a historian, but I'm guessing that that has been the situation since...well, since before Jesus was born.

    If they were concerned about working people, they would hold a candlelight vigil to protest payroll taxes. Or they could ask themselves why health care used to be cheap but now it's not. Isn't it odd that health insurance is provided by companies, but not car insurance or house insurance? And isn't it odd that health insurance costs go up and up compared to other forms of insurance? Why is that? Hint: government.
     
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    Jesus wanted to help the poor - Wal Mart makes their lives easier with low prices for the things they need/want.

    Wal Mart provides jobs for hundreds of thousands of people. Not only Wal Mart employees, but its suppliers, and the delivery industry that delivers the goods

    Libs want only thre money they will get into their grubby hands by way of union contributions. The working "poor" who work at Wal mart will have LESS money thru higher taxes (which Dems have siad that want) and the theft of their money via union dues
     
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