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 ..
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.
"Obamacare delenda est"
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.
It is not JUST that WalMart buys from China. WalMart proactively moves American company operations to China - and increasingly itself is a Chinese manufacturer.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.