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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

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    Their employees are paid so little that many of them qualify for food stamps and sometimes other government benefits, that is a taxpayer subsidy for Walmart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Their employees are paid so little that many of them qualify for food stamps and sometimes other government benefits, that is a taxpayer subsidy for Walmart.
    Reminds me of the military in that regard.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Well it appears that a Cleveland, Ohio Walmart is holding a food drive so that it's employees can have a nice Holiday meal. The sign in the store, accompanied by several plastic bins, reads: "Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner."

    Really? Thank goodness those people are employed so those associates don't have to get on food stamps.

    What cracks me up with some people that see nothing wrong with what Walmart is doing would probably go berserk if you wished them "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."
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    You know in one way I don't have a problem with employees helping employees. It's a nice gesture. But at the same time it really truly makes Wal*Mart look horrible.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Walmart employs people that no one else will employs.
    I often go to Walmart in Penselvaniya and see who works there. Nice people, but bad workers.
    Products in Walmart cheap. But if the store will pay them as doctors or stock-brokers, no one there will be buy. The prose of life. I'm sorry ..

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Well it appears that a Cleveland, Ohio Walmart is holding a food drive so that it's employees can have a nice Holiday meal. The sign in the store, accompanied by several plastic bins, reads: "Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner."

    Really? Thank goodness those people are employed so those associates don't have to get on food stamps.

    What cracks me up with some people that see nothing wrong with what Walmart is doing would probably go berserk if you wished them "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."
    Wal-Mart might be the best example of what's wrong with America. Wal-Mart won its dominance by taken advantage of global free trade policies, stocking its stores with goods made in China et al. and driving prices down just low enough to price out its local competitors. This simultaneously drives two industries out of business: American manufacturing, which cannot compete with foreign manufacturer's low wages and lax human rights laws, and local retailers that cannot sell bulk goods on the same scale and thus can't sell at Wal-Mart's prices.

    The truly exploitive part is how Wal-Mart then fosters societies of total dependency on their stores. With manufacturing and retail jobs lost, Wal-Mart has a swollen labor force from which to hire, and can therefore offer low wages, to the point where we now are expected to donate to them in order for them to survive. And of course where can they afford to shop anymore, but Wal-Mart.

    Wal-Mart is a nation-wide Pullman, a new sort of principality run with the blessing of the US Government, complete with its own dynasty of four out of the top ten richest Americans alive. When you talk about makers vs. takers, how can you not count the Waltons as takers?

    This is probably the most visible example of how these low, low prices and low, low wages must be subsidized somewhere, and usually its by us.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Are they really getting an exemption???? I hadn't heard that. I know all corps are getting a delay, but getting an exemption? Please provide a link.
    I'll try to find it and hope I didn't get it wrong. Over 1000 waivers have been granted - a total of about 2.6 million - but the government pulled down the website it had of the list. McDonalds, Red Lobster, most unions, insurance companies etc etc.

    WalMart's first official response to ObamaCare was to reduce basically all employees except management to part-time (ie only 29 hours) - and sending a letter to the President explaining they can't afford the premiums and asking for a waiver. I've read that letter. I'll try to find the list of the companies given exemptions.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Wal-Mart might be the best example of what's wrong with America. Wal-Mart won its dominance by taken advantage of global free trade policies, stocking its stores with goods made in China et al. and driving prices down just low enough to price out its local competitors. This simultaneously drives two industries out of business: American manufacturing, which cannot compete with foreign manufacturer's low wages and lax human rights laws, and local retailers that cannot sell bulk goods on the same scale and thus can't sell at Wal-Mart's prices.

    The truly exploitive part is how Wal-Mart then fosters societies of total dependency on their stores. With manufacturing and retail jobs lost, Wal-Mart has a swollen labor force from which to hire, and can therefore offer low wages, to the point where we now are expected to donate to them in order for them to survive. And of course where can they afford to shop anymore, but Wal-Mart.

    Wal-Mart is a nation-wide Pullman, a new sort of principality run with the blessing of the US Government, complete with its own dynasty of four out of the top ten richest Americans alive. When you talk about makers vs. takers, how can you not count the Waltons as takers?

    This is probably the most visible example of how these low, low prices and low, low wages must be subsidized somewhere, and usually its by us.
    I spoke with a FedEx representative who handles arranging cargo containers and shipments from China, including for WalMart vendors. He explained that every year at contract time, WalMart expects suppliers to reduce their wholesale cost by 2%. When it reaches a point the vendor/supplier can't afford to lower prices and quality anymore, WalMart reps will guide them on how to shift their production from the USA to China. Of course, increasingly WalMart is opening up it's own factories in China.

    It is not JUST that WalMart buys from China. WalMart proactively moves American company operations to China - and increasingly itself is a Chinese manufacturer.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Walmart's business model contributes to the welfare state.
    The entitlement mentality of liberals contributes to the decay of the welfare of the state.
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