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Wal-mart vs. the Morons(Politicians)

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Oct 5, 2010.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    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, is the world's 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 and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

    8. During this same period, 31 big 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 five years ago.

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

    12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen 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 President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature -- It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

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

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

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

    d.. 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" and they only want more.

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

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

    g.. 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 ??

    MAYBE WE OUGHT TO KICK YOUR EGG-HEAD BUDDY BUMS OUT OF OFFICE AND HIRE WAL MART TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT?

    WAL MART SEEMS TO KNOW HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS... WHY DON'T YOU GUYS JUST ADMIT IT'S WAY BEYOND YOUR PAY GRADE, AND QUIT?

    Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of some of our "duly elected' (they never read anything) and their staff will clue them in on how Americans feel.

    "To be persuasive, we must be believable;

    to be believable, we must be credible;

    to be credible, we must be truthful."
     
  2. hrosik123

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    #5 is questionable. In my area I think most of the employees are still hoping they don't get attacked by a tiger. If and when I shop there I think I'm calling customer support. Good luck Chuck Hrosik I get the point of the post, but both parties put us where were at and I don't see a better horizon in sight.
     
  3. blackfoot

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    Wal-Mart Sucks!
    1.They take delivery of about 30% of all containers shipped from China.

    2. They have sucked the life out of small town America!

    3. They have facilitated a way to eliminate America's jobs.

    4. They have robbed America of it's pride by providing nothing but cheap made in China crap, that has now become America's standard.
     
  4. Superdog1

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    They are the largest private employer, and the average wage for the wal-mart employee is BELOW poverty. I get the point of the post, but I do not think it is time to wave the wal-mart is almighty flag yet. Keep in mind, most of wal-marts do not sell guns anymore, fishing has all but disappeared from the store in the last 2 years, and Hillary Clinton still sits on the board of directors.
    Not buying into the wal-mart is good campaign.. sorry!
     
  5. WS-1

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    Bulge,

    Good post! Within the last five years, four Walmart stores have opened inside a forty mile radius of my home. The small towns where they opened were all on hard times and were not experiencing any real commercial growth. Some of the small stores in the towns were able to stay alive by overcharging their cash strapped customers because it was still cheaper to buy from the mom-and-pops than it was to drive to the big city.

    Immediately following the opening of the new WalMart stores in each area, satellite businesses opened and began to flourish. Chain restaurants, auto supply stores, specialty shops,family Italian and Mexican restaurants, etc. all popped up out of thin air and now you can't get a table at the restaurants in the evening on most weekends.

    The drugs are a lot cheaper. The cosmetics, the pet supplies, the paint and hardware, the books, the magazines, the groceries, the Hallmark cards, the shotgun shells, etc., etc. are all American made. The people who work in the stores are all from the towns and villages where the stores do business. They don't sell guns, but that means that the guy who owns the local sporting goods shop who is not competitive on ammo is still selling guns.

    They have a system that gets needed products to people in need at the best price anywhere. Most of the people who shop at the stores that I mentioned seem very happy. As customers, they are treated with respect regardless of religion or race. They even keep a computerized tab of all of your annual prescription purchases so you can declare them at the end of the year.

    They make a profit and I think that is absolutely wonderful because if they didn't make a profit, I'd have to go back to the same old way of doing things...and I never really liked that very much.

    They don't lie to me like my president does. They don't steal from me like the democrats and the unions do. They run a tight ship and do it honorably in plain view of their customers and their competitors. It's no wonder the communists and the socialists don't like them.

    Kit
     
  6. colonel klink

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    People complain but I would like to know exactly who & where is this store that sells only products made in the USA. Target, KMart, Home Depot, Lowe's - you name it are all selling foreign made products. There is no such thing as an american made car anymore. Why? - We don't manufacture much here anymore so why bash Walmart! My son worked at Walmart & eventually became an asst. mgr. Pay & benefits were good I thought. He has since moved on to another job. I like Walmart but if you don't there is no law that says you have to go there. We are still a free country----I think. Colonel
     
  7. zeroed4x

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    Its not Walmart or people who shop at Walmart that have created or caused the issue of no American made products or jobs to create/support them. Walmart is the end result of government that has failed us all. Its a result of labor unions and inequitable trade agreements, a result of years of governmental mismanagement, abuse of power and negligence.


    We would not need Walmart if we had not allowed ourselves to have the absolute need for it.
    Walmart facilitates peoples lives out of necessity simply because Americans can not even make a F'n toaster oven that anyone would want or afford.
    If you believe that we need to have Walmart now, wait until Cap and Trade affects the remaining durable goods industry and service industries in America.


    Cap and Tax should be regarded as the final nail in the coffin of industry and our economy. Form the lynch mobs now, your going to shop there sooner or later, its a fact.
     
  8. shot410ga

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    Competition is the name of the game in America. Football or retail, it makes no difference. If the product performs the function with-end the limits of what is acceptable by the consumer, and priced at the lowest point, it will be successful. Regardless of where it's made. All things considered, bottom line cost to the consumer is generally considered the primary issue of a product. Oh, its great if it's made in America, but if it's 5-15% more costly; odds are the product will die on the vine. Walmar is successful because of this marketing issue. You can be too. Find an equal product and/or method of getting it to the consumer for less, and you will be the next Wally World.
     
  9. W.P.T.

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    If WalMart don't have it you probably don't need it ...

    The American people created a situation where by WalMart has to handle imported goods or they never would of in the first place ... Its supply and demand, so its China, Japan, Bangladash, and any and every other country that can manufactor products that are more affordable than those once made in the USA ... The Goverment closed it doors on the American people, had it not been for WalMart a lot less Americans would be eating tonight, have clothes on their back, a roof over their head and so forth ... I hear people talking about how they will never support or shop at WalMart at any cost and yet I continue to see them in the stores shopping the sales with carts full of goodies all the time ... WalMart, its your kind of place ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  10. timberfaller

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    The Wal-Marts in my area (pacific northwest) are no longer the cheapest places to buy. You need to know what your looking for and shop around because 9 times out of 10 you will find the item cheaper and better quaility else where.

    When they first opened here they were the only place to shop for good prices, now they are the last place to go.

    Ya, they have the cheapest ammo prices and they still sell guns out of the ones here, They just don't have any knowledgeable sales people in sporting goods.
     
  11. ivanhoe

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    "They just don't have any knowledgeable sales people in sporting goods."

    Why do you need someone to show you what to buy??? If you aren't knowledgable enough to know what you need then anyone can sell you a pig in a polk.

    Bob Lawless
     
  12. likes-to-shoot

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    The unfair advantage foreign companies have with the unbalanced IMPORT-EXPORT tax is a major factor in the demise of the American factory. Foreign factories can underbid our products in our own country.

    As far at Wal-mart goes, good business tactics and hard work created the company. But in its quest for being a super store it has caused the demise of the mom and pop stores in its vicinity.

    I still can't see how the unions are responsible for the creation of Wal-mart as zeroed4x claims but I'm sure he can provide some documented evidence to prove his point.......right?
     
  13. zeroed4x

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    Trade unions as in the textile industry, electronics, and other durable goods are what caused many of these industries to stop domestic manufacturing and seek overseas labor. This closed 1000's of manufacturing facilities all over the US. in the last 25 years.


    G.E. is a good example, they no longer make light bulbs in the United States.
    Most of the tuna you eat from a can comes from Thailand. The tuna is not even caught by U.S. fishermen.


    Have you been to Target, Walmart, Kmart or Sears.
    Please find a coffee pot, toaster, a garden trowel, a pair of leather gloves or a pair or denim pants made in the USA.
    How about a cloths dryer, a car battery or a child's toy ?
    You can't and you won't.


    Why, you already know the answer but I'm going to tell you anyways.
    Trade unions with their demands for higher wages, automatic raises, cost of living increases and other (sometimes) unreasonable demands for compensation upon the employers without regards to the companies economic health is 100% going to fail when the company is not making a healthy profit.


    Trade unions are notorious for paying non-skilled blue collar labor way above the viable pay grade. Sometimes 200% more then non-union labor.


    The bottom line is that many trade unions have forced much of the domestic industry to close.
    They also fuel the corrupt politicians who pay them for their votes.

    Without being responsible on both sides, the unions and the companies then throw in the feds and its a F'd up mess that leads to everyone getting screwed in the end. There are fewer jobs for everyone and very few products made in the U.S.
     
  14. likes-to-shoot

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    If you want to believe that only one cause (unions) are responsible that your right but at least be correct in your explanation. Factory unions are nothing like trade unions, not even close!!!!!! There is more than one reason for the demise of American manufacturing.

    One question I've often ask and never could find an answer is how many of the companies that went out of the country were owned by foreign investers as compaired to local investers?
     
  15. Leo

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    The EPA, Affirmative action, and greedy lawyers shut down more American businesses in the last 25 years than the last 100 years of union members combined. Every small business in the country is only one frivolous lawsuit away from closing the doors. But heck, lets just keep blaming the last 5% of the factory grunts that are working and paying taxes.
     
  16. timberfaller

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    NO Bob I don't!

    I was just stating an observation of my experience in Wal marts.

    When I need answers now, I go to my gunsmith buddy's. When I need a new rifle, I don't buy new anymore, I have one built. Save's alot of headache!
     
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    "When I need answers now, I go to my gunsmith buddy's. When I need a new rifle, I don't buy new anymore, I have one built."

    Well just an observation on my part but for either one of those functions asking a Walmart employee(a $10 an hour employee)for that type of advice seem a little off the wall to me.

    When you shop Walmart you need to know what you need before you go there. The only advice I ask for is where certain items are located.

    Just for those that are blaming the Unions and the Lawyers. You need to look at the North American Free Trade Act also. As it allowed American business to build factories over seas. Use foriegn workers to make a product and bring it back to this country for less money than it can be made for here.

    That all adds up to the American company making more than a healthy profit. Of course its the greed of the American working man thats to blame. Some here need to get a life and ask themselves who is greedy and who isn't????

    Bob Lawless
     
  18. southjblue

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    Bob---I really respect your input but your last thread has me baffled---Are you knocking the unions---or the companies or the working man or all?---In your Opi,who is to blame for our unemployment?---I don't want to start a pixing match but try to explain---Thanks---George@SJB---
     
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    "You need to look at the North American Free Trade Act also. As it allowed American business to build factories over seas. Use foriegn workers to make a product and bring it back to this country for less money than it can be made for here."

    Proposed by the Government passed by the Government and used to move jobs overseas by greedy businesses look to inflate their already inflated profits. If anyone doesn't think so just look at the auto industry. They claim heavy loss of profit over the last few years. Who created the loss the Auto industry the UAW or the lawyers.

    I vote for the auto industry(by that I mean the corp. not the workers).

    Bob Lawless
     
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    doda just curious but how would letting them have a write off help the jobs loss situation?? Also the companies that moved OS make a product in another country and then send it home at reduced tarriffs as it is.

    Now you are talking about giving a bigger break. They have already trashed a large percentage of American jobs do you feel that we should encourage them to get rid of more jobs by letting them write off expences. That sure should deter them from moving more of the manufactuering OS. YA RIGHT

    Bob Lawless
     
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