August 26, 2006

Quote For The Day

"I'm of the opinion that how to handle Wal-Mart is among the two or three most important issues facing the country."
Glenn doesn't think so, but I do. Not for the same reason as the person whose article the quote comes from, tho. It sums up the great divide in this country. On one side you have the people who believe that Wal-Mart should be forced to pay its employees more, so that they could give some of that money to unions, so unions can donate that money to the campaign funds of the sort of politicians who support such notions. On the other side you you have people who understand that Wal-Mart, by serving as a collective bargainer with manufacturers on behalf of the 127 million people who shop there, provides, per the old socialist motto, the greater good for the greater number. Posted by triticale at August 26, 2006 06:27 PM | TrackBack

Good post. I wish there weren't so many signs that WM is losing their focus.

Posted by: Tom Blumer at August 26, 2006 07:05 PM

I DO NOT shop at walmart anymore...we have saved lots of money, get much better service elsewhere and because walmart is backing/pushing/wanting NAIS ( which will make it impossible for me to have my horses, I am certainly not giving them any of my hard earned $$$. (HOW would YOU like to register your premises (currently sex offenders are required to do so) and file reports with the govt everywhere you take YOUR private property (bike, skates, boat, golf clubs, etc then risk losing them because someone else's bike/skates/boat/golf clubs might be have been exposed to a disease?) That is what it will be like with those who own even one chicken or pet potbelly pig!

Posted by: SUSAN at August 26, 2006 09:14 PM

Susan, you have just touched the critical point. You have the absolute freedom to NOT shop at WalMart. It is entirely your choice.

My family does not shop at Kohls, even though I hear they have nice clothes and good prices (I don't know, I've never - and will never - set foot in one). The elder Kohl is a politician with which I have a particular beef, and my best revenge is to not shop at his store.

Posted by: Ted at August 29, 2006 03:52 PM

To the best of my knoowledge Herb sold off his interest in the department stores some time ago, along with the grocery business which is now strictly wholesale. What you want to do is to avoid watching the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, which he does still own.

Posted by: triticale at August 29, 2006 09:56 PM
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