Wal-Mart Helps the Poor More Than Any Politician

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    Wal-Mart, constantly attacked Democrats and union thugs, are trying to open stores in cities that need an economic boost. Add to that, its low prices and plenty of jobs offer. Wal Mart does more for low-income areas than any politician, or welfare handout could ever do
     
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    Also, remember other than the government, Wal-Mart is the largest employer in the United States. It has driven down food inflation by more than one percentage point. As for unions, look at the disaster they created for the automakers, and unions will destroy Wal-Mart. Free enterprise and capitalism will always be better than the government.
     
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    Union thugs? SO the workers who uinionized in Quebec, and then suddenly the walmart closed (as a result?) are thugs? Explain.

    The auto makers are in trouble because of unions...hmmm... not because they are losing market share to imports, who have better mileage and style...
     
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    Wasn't the point to get Walmart out? What was the expected outcome?
     
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    Union thugs march in, make insane demands which drive up costs, and thus prices. I would have done the same thing as Wal Mart did. Close the store and let the union thugs stand on the outside looking in

    The Big Three gavce into the demands of the thugs and now they are paying the price

    The ONLY reason the union thugs want Wal Mart is so they can rip off the workers pay thru dues

    Dems want the political donations from the union thugs.

    Meanwhile, Wal Mart does MORE for the "poor" and working class then any politican or welfare handout could ever do
     
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    wal mart drives out the small buisnesses and treats their workers horribly. They are given little if no benefits, paid poorly, and the workers have to be available on a day's notice, thus making the worker's life dependent on Wal Mart. They are a disgusting company that only gives a bad name for Capitalism.
     
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    So it's good that they closed the Canadian store. It would have been good if they pulled out of Chicago, if climate hadn't changed?

    Those poor people just don't get what's good for them, right?
     
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    Wal Mart helps the poor by keeping them poor.
     
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    I expect the point was to unionize - not drive out there employer. Perhaps the expected outcome was Walmart accepting the decision of the workforce and bargaining with them on issues, like wages, etc.
    McDonald's will just close shop and re-open nearby I heard... clever.
     
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    How did you learn the true mind of the 'thug'?

    Pick up a paper - unions are caving in to many demands these days... or is that just another 'thug' tactic?
     

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