Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
I buy everything possible online, mostly Amazon and save on the price and the 8.25% sales tax. I think the tax-free days are almost over though....
I'd also say that neither Walmart nor Target's customers are necessarily "lower demographic."
BTW, thrifty shoppers span the demographics. If I were a millionaire, I'd still shop for bargains. My best friend and her husband actually are now, and they shop at Walmart. And Sears. And they always buy "seconds" too--you'd be surprised by how much cheaper a washing machine or treadmill are when you're willing to accept a scratch or two.
The only grocery store within a five minute drive is the local Dollar General Market, so I shop there fairly often. They're okay.
I go to Wal-mart at least twice a month. I need to make the paycheck stretch as far it will go... a 2013 dollar is only worth 80 cents compared to a 2008 dollar, and I only got about 8% in raises in that time period, so I'm still getting the short end of the stick.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
I need to pinch my pennies too...but even if I didn't, there's a higher principle at work here: It's just wasteful not to!
Interesting. Frankly, I shop at Walmart all the time. Aside from the lack of aisles open around here, I like it a great deal.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Nothing to see here, move along, the current occupier of the White House and his party will tell us this is "the best economic slow down" in the history of the world! All is well we are in the throes of a huge economic boom! Things are looking good!! Didn't you watch the SOTU? "the state of the union is stronger"!
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Wal-Mart responds to threat from dollar stores with its own mini-stores
GENTRY, Ark. -- The Walmart of the future could very well be the size of your local drugstore.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. this week unveiled its first Walmart Express, its answer to the growing threat of dollar stores which have been successfully maneuvering the post-recession economy.
The 15,000-square-foot store, one-tenth the size of a Walmart superstore, aims to carry everything you might need on the spur of the moment, from milk and eggs to DVDs. Just not everything under the sun like its big cousin. Walmart Express is sized to fit into cities where space is at a premium and in rural areas that can't support a superstore.
No worries, with Walmart's money I'm sure they'll be able to find the country with the best slave/prison/child labor to produce their complete garbage to keep up with dollar stores.