Walmart Versus U.S Economy: A Success Story

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  1. AquaAthena
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    Some companies really know what they are doing. Walmart works smart and everybody that wants to, benefits, in many ways. :clap2: :clap2:

    FYI:

    1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

    2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

    3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

    4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

    5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private Employer, and most speak English.

    6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the World.

    7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only 15 years.

    8. During this same period, 31 supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

    9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

    10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 Years ago.

    11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur At a Wal-Mart store. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

    12. 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart.

    You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to Fix the economy.

    This should be read and understood by all Americans :
    Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

    To all 535 voting members of the Legislature,
    It is now official you are ALL morons:

    The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775.You have had 234 years to get it right and it is BROKE

    Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is BROKE.

    Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is BROKE.

    War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; 1$ trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" . They want MORE.

    Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are BROKE.

    Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is BROKE.

    The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal FAILURE.

    You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.

    AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU
    CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN
    HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??

    Newsvine - Wal-Mart vs. Government
     
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    A very interesting post. I don't know that WalMart's way of doing business is necessarily a model for how all businesses or the gov't should operate, but there's no denying they've been very successful and our gov't programs usually cost too much and aren't very effective.
     
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    I don't like Wal-Mart, but not because of the usual leftist diatribes againt them. They're parking lots are too crowded, the stores are too big and too unkempt, the line are too long...

    I enjoyed it more when Sam Walton was alive, but since he died, the stores just seemed to go down in my estimation.

    Other than that, they provide quality products at good prices.
     
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    I support the fact that Wal-Mart has succeeded in the Capitalist system that we have, but they are not exactly admirable.

    Wake-Up Wal-Mart: The Real Wal-Mart Facts







     
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    Government gives us lots of inflation & taxes so we must rely on Wal-Mart to deliver low cost affordable goods to keep from living an impoverished lifestyle.
     
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    Ya and I bet the guilotine operators were all goo goo and comfortable like in thier job security as they litterally drained the life blood out of Frances elite thinkers in thier revolution.

    The chineezz are proud of you.
     
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    Wow, those are some eye opening facts!

    As John Cougar Mellancamp sang, "Ain't that America, for you and me..."

    I don't think a lot of people will really care about all of this though, because they can get their Wonder Bread and Tide for 20 cents cheaper than at another store.
     
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    I agree Wal Mart has been much more successful than the Republican party.

    Wal Mart has done it, the Republicans just keep promising to do it.
     
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    Exactly. If Wal-Mart ran the economy, the majority of products would be coming from China with the majority of workers in the U.S would be on public assistance. Who knew a so-called conservative wanted the majority of America having to rely on the government? :eusa_think:
     
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    They also have a name for not paying slip-and-fall claims. That earns them a powerful enemy in the plaintiff's bar.

    I wonder if that isn't where most of the bullshit you read about them comes from.
     

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