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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Muciti, I always agree with you! But not here. And here's my subjective reason:

    I have family in coal country Kentucky...real boonies. I used to visit them every year. The nearest chain store was about 50 miles away. Manchester, KY to London, KY, before the Daniel Boone Parkway cut that in half. It was close to an hour-and-a-half drive. That's how far they had to drive to get competitive prices on anything. The local store owners, like a dimestore, drug store, grocery store, were, well, like having to shop in a gas station's grocery mart. The prices was sky high. People were eking out livings working for these little stores...minimum wage...no benefits. Those -- and the underground coal mines. Not even vacations.

    Then came WalMart. Suddenly, people could buy things at much more competitive prices. Suddenly, there were 75 or so (not sure on this) much better jobs. An opportunity for advancement. An opportunity to earn more than minimum wage. Hospitalization. Vacations. When WalMart came to town? The town began to flourish.

    That's my subjective view. Then, there's this:



    I'm not sure what it takes to go on your A-List, but I think this is a very good start.
    Thanks but nothing you will ever say or do wiill ever change my opinion of Walmart. Walmart, more than politicians or other corporations or anything else on earth is what is wrong with this world. I could care less how many scraps they throw out for public image. The majority of those charities would not be needed if Walmart wasnt destroying our country.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Thanks but nothing you will ever say or do wiill ever change my opinion of Walmart. Walmart, more than politicians or other corporations or anything else on earth is what is wrong with this world. I could care less how many scraps they throw out for public image. The majority of those charities would not be needed if Walmart wasnt destroying our country.
    So basically...you'd like us to stop refuting your unsubstantiated, hyperbolic claims with the use of fact? Gotcha.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I wish more people would not step into walmart for 15 years. Nothing would make me happier than to see Walmart leave so we can get back to American manufacturing and businesses start opening back up.
    As much as you might not like this, unionizing would help stabilize Wal-Mart and their ****ty practices. Back in GA when I lived there, a Sam's club meat department mentioned that they'd like to consider becoming a union. Wal-Mart not only shut down that meat department and laid them off immediately, they shut down many other meat departments around the state to cover their ass by saying that they simply wanted to shut down meat departments and that it had nothing at all to do with them mentioning unionizing. So they sacrificed many employees' jobs that had nothing to with the one that wanted to unionize just to thwart unions.

    They actually have a anti-union swat team that flies in from Bentonville, AR to anywhere there is talk of unions to show videos and talk the employees out of it.

    Sad thing is, I started 2 weeks after Sam Walton himself died... then big changes came. Sam was rather proud that they bought products locally to sell. He was really really proud of that. When the old man kicked it, that's when they started shifting everything to China until now where the HQ for walmart purchasing is located in China.

    Then the purchasing bullying that walmart deployed on local goods became asinine. They would sell your product in their store, then come back every quarter and say, "if you want to continue selling your product in our stores you will lower your price to (?)." That bullying destroyed local manufacturing because they pulled loans to expand production greatly to be able to meet Walmart sales only to have walmart tell them that they cannot sell their product profitably enough to afford their manufacturing.

    Sick company.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    What American made products?
    The ones that were being made here prior to walmart and their chinese sweat shop labor prices and disgusting consumers who buy their crap pushing them out of our country. Kind of like the poeple who used to be able to make a decent living working in retail.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    They do it by exploiting ****ty working conditions overseas, importing crap, treating employees like crap and cutting benefits.
    Which is why we need to go back to fair trade with tariffs and disban free trade pacts.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    They do it by exploiting ****ty working conditions overseas, importing crap, treating employees like crap and cutting benefits.
    I am more concerned about domestic working conditions, which seem to vary across the country. That is a concern to me. As far as exploitative working conditions overseas, when compared to what existed beforehand for these people, this is a step up. Not glamorous, and not acceptable to us. They are developing nations, and I am fine with a degree of exploitation, given that it is a significant improvement.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    As much as you might not like this, unionizing would help stabilize Wal-Mart and their ****ty practices. Back in GA when I lived there, a Sam's club meat department mentioned that they'd like to consider becoming a union. Wal-Mart not only shut down that meat department and laid them off immediately, they shut down many other meat departments around the state to cover their ass by saying that they simply wanted to shut down meat departments and that it had nothing at all to do with them mentioning unionizing. So they sacrificed many employees' jobs that had nothing to with the one that wanted to unionize just to thwart unions.

    They actually have a anti-union swat team that flies in from Bentonville, AR to anywhere there is talk of unions to show videos and talk the employees out of it.

    Sad thing is, I started 2 weeks after Sam Walton himself died... then big changes came. Sam was rather proud that they bought products locally to sell. He was really really proud of that. When the old man kicked it, that's when they started shifting everything to China until now where the HQ for walmart purchasing is located in China.

    Then the purchasing bullying that walmart deployed on local goods became asinine. They would sell your product in their store, then come back every quarter and say, "if you want to continue selling your product in our stores you will lower your price to (?)." That bullying destroyed local manufacturing because they pulled loans to expand production greatly to be able to meet Walmart sales only to have walmart tell them that they cannot sell their product profitably enough to afford their manufacturing.

    Sick company.
    People wont care. They only care that they can save $0.12 on their ramen and be glad to give their money to people who are ruining us.

    There are a couple movies on netflix about walmart and similar practices. High price of low cost was a great insight.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I am more concerned about domestic working conditions, which seem to vary across the country. That is a concern to me. As far as exploitative working conditions overseas, when compared to what existed beforehand for these people, this is a step up. Not glamorous, and not acceptable to us. They are developing nations, and I am fine with a degree of exploitation, given that it is a significant improvement.
    to me it is not ok to force people to work inhumanely in sweapshops so i can save a few cents and walmart management can get rich.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Thanks but nothing you will ever say or do wiill ever change my opinion of Walmart. Walmart, more than politicians or other corporations or anything else on earth is what is wrong with this world. I could care less how many scraps they throw out for public image. The majority of those charities would not be needed if Walmart wasnt destroying our country.
    WalMart is just exploiting Free Trade agreements which limits us on establishing fair trade standards. It's the laws that are flawed. But WalMart does fund the crap out of politicians that support free trade so it comes full circle.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    People wont care. They only care that they can save $0.12 on their ramen and be glad to give their money to people who are ruining us.

    There are a couple movies on netflix about walmart and similar practices. High price of low cost was a great insight.
    Gotta love documentaries. They allow everyone to feel morally superior to the Right.
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