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Old 11-25-2014, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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Good for you! I'll re-type my other post. Sometimes, I can barely post to this forum. Seriously, sometimes impossible.

RE: Nope. To the above.. everything is assembled in Mexico. Look at the news. It use to be China. Also diabetes is not just a young persons disease. Older people rely on younger people for cancer treatments and whatever else. This country has gone to part time jobs.. so some people can't win and give. Part time jobs started in the LATE eighties and were replacing full time jobs.. so this is the result of that decision.

I think Karma is Btch and I don't think people that were making these decisions in the late 80's were counting on getting old with this kind of economy.
I just had to buy a coffeemaker at walmart because I wanted coffee and couldn't wait 2 days to get one from Amazon and it said made in China on it.
Of course diabetes is not a young peoples disease, young people usually only have type 1 diabetes, the vast majority of diabetes is older people who develop type 2 diabetes.
What kind of economy? One where the stock market keeps climbing higher and the gas keeps getting cheaper.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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For my community there was no real hate for them. From what I read in the community board minutes, they were told that there was no need as there was a Super WM 10 miles away on the same road in another county. But after numerous meetings, WM built a striped down version anyway and by looking at the parking lot nobody shops there. Its been here for a few years now and I think when the lease runs out they'll close it. Hopefully someone will bulldoze it and charge them for re-foresting the piece of property.
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Really? They could slice $2 billion off the payroll/bonuses of upper management? That's a lot of money. I don't quite believe that.

"The six Waltons on Forbes' list of wealthiest Americans have a net worth of $144.7 billion."

Yeah, I'd say they could.

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Old 11-26-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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"The six Waltons on Forbes' list of wealthiest Americans have a net worth of $144.7 billion."

Yeah, I'd say they could.

Meet the Family
So you don't actually mean slice $2B off payroll. You mean confiscate about $1B to $2B from the savings or investment portfolios of the Waltons.

I mean, at a certain point this is nothing but jealousy.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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So you don't actually mean slice $2B off payroll. You mean confiscate about $1B to $2B from the savings or investment portfolios of the Waltons.


I mean, at a certain point this is nothing but jealousy.

Maybe more, even.

I'm for giving the employees a decent wage - why would I take money off the payroll. Confiscate? Why don't we call it something else? Like, oh, I don't know, maybe the repayment of public tax dollars for Walmart's corporate tax breaks? Savings? Investments portfolios? The current Waltons inherited their money. They didn't then, nor do they now, do anything to honestly acquire all that money. They certainly didn't earn it.

Jealous? Of what? Sure, I'd like to have that much money. But not their lifestyle and surely not the contempt everyone has for them. And even if I had all that money, I'd only have it for a little while. Most of it would be given away while I was still alive. What about you?

Maybe I just have this old fashioned idea that goes with the saying: "From those to whom much is given, much is expected."
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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But someone I know jokingly refers to the local Walmart as the Walmart Contribution Center, due to all the shoppers buying groceries with tax payer "donated" money.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:45 AM
 
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But someone I know jokingly refers to the local Walmart as the Walmart Contribution Center, due to all the shoppers buying groceries with tax payer "donated" money.
Is the person who is 'joking' preferring that people on food stamps shop at stores that charge more money? One would think it prudent for them to shop where they can get 'more for their food stamp dollars'.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:33 AM
 
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My issue is why target is not looked down upon as much as Walmart. Better adds? They still pay their employees **** and ruin local downtowns
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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Is the person who is 'joking' preferring that people on food stamps shop at stores that charge more money? One would think it prudent for them to shop where they can get 'more for their food stamp dollars'.
They shouldn't be at WM then, they should be shopping at Aldi's. Their fruit is so much cheaper than walmarts.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:51 AM
 
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My issue is why target is not looked down upon as much as Walmart. Better adds? They still pay their employees **** and ruin local downtowns
Probably because no one has initiated a "hate" thread about Target. Many just like to jump on the 'hating WM' bandwagon for no specific reason other than to stir things up.
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