Instead of Ford's "I want everyone who works for me to be able to buy one of my cars" we get a rush to the bottom. To compete with WalMart other stores have to cut wages and cut what they pay suppliers. The spiral downward continues...and yes, people take the jobs because in this economy, what else can they get? And they shop at WalMart because their wages are so depressed that they can't afford elsewhere.
It's really sad. It's made the Waltons rich. In my opinion, it hasn't been good for the rest of the country.