I just don’t understand it. Why do people have such a beef with Wal-Mart? It really bothers me. Now, I’m not talking of the people who don’t want it near their home. I sorta understand that (but if it was a Target, these same people would, many times, be just fine with it) to a degree but what bugs the heck out of me are all these Commie Socialists out there. They demand Wal-Mart have a union or they want to ban Wal-Mart from the city. They demand Wal-Mart increase their hourly wage or that they increase their prices so not to drive their competition out of business. Do we live in a free country? Do we have a capitalist system or not? Give me a break!
Let’s take a look at a few of these arguments. A union? Please. Unions are what is driving American Car makers out of business. If you think you get bad service at Wal-Mart now (which you usually do), don’t expect it to get any better with a union. Plus, why should they? I love the story of the guy paid by a labor union to protest Wal-mart. He was paid $6.00/hour with no benefits to protest Wal-Mart employees making $10.17/hour with benefits. Classic!
How about wages? Wal-Mart pays more than many other retail outlets. Maybe not the most but if you don’t like it, don’t work there. How many stories have you seen where a new Wal-Mart opened somewhere and they had 2000 job openings and 10,000 people applied? It happens all the time. Since when did higher wages and company paid health insurance become a right?
Check out this quote from some anti site: “In our America, corporations live up to their responsibility and provide their employees with adequate and affordable health care coverage. “
What???? What “responsibility?” How about YOUR OWN responsibility buddy? Why is it your companies job to make sure you have health insurance?
This one you hear all the time: “Wal-Mart is driving the Mom and Pop stores in downtown out of business!”. Really? Wal-Mart is? How are they doing that? If the customers of Mom and Pop never shop at Wal-Mart and continue to go to Mom and Pop, would Mom and Pop die? No way. It would be Wal-Mart that would go under. So, you see, it is the customers that ultimately close Mom and Pop, not Wal-Mart.
I’m not going to sit here and say that Wal-Mart is squeaky clean. They have been caught on some issues and their service is usually poor. Their stores are usually messy as well. I KNOW THAT. I don’t go there expecting wonderful service or pristine end caps but hey, bottom line is the price. I will wait in line a bit longer and have to endure the redneck behind me and her screaming kids if I can get that G.I. Joe with the kung fu grip for $10.00 cheaper than Target.
The Wal-Mart story is a Capitalists dream. I guess some people (Liberals usually) just can’t stand success.
We need a 10 year moratorium on Wal-Mart whiners.