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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    Would you care to explain that? I'm curious what you mean.
    This explains a lot. If you don't realize that with no profit a business is not going to be doing business in the future, then you are obviously too far gone with believing that businesses don't have to turn a profit because government will save them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac00 View Post
    your speaking about absolutes. In global economy there will always be a choice. Not even Wally World can be every where all the time. in fact I dare say they don't want to be in rural area's. there is no ROI.

    Target is now in the grocery business. There is Costco and a few others. We still have Home depot and Lowes for hard ware and lets not forget Graingers
    There are several ACE hardware stores in my area that are thriving. Every town and burg in PA has dozens of boutique shops full of clothes that are selling well. It all depends on what the consumer is looking for. Walmart is not the only choice of a place to buy from by a long shot, and can never be so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    This explains a lot. If you don't realize that with no profit a business is not going to be doing business in the future, then you are obviously too far gone with believing that businesses don't have to turn a profit because government will save them.
    gezzz Robin, take it easy will ya. it's all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    I don‘t believe the government should impede on Wal-Mart at all. That should be done by the people. If a community doesn’t want them, they shouldn’t be allowed to operate there, regardless of how they buy off City Councils.

    The gov should only get involved when they violate laws such as anti-monopoly laws and bribery.
    Stop it! Just stop being so naive sounding! You cannot be this naive!!!!!

    If the people of a community does not want a Walmart, then a Walmart would not survive. Have you ever been to a city council meeting? Unless you are talking about a major city, in which smaller districts would be making such decisions, council meetings are made up of people who are neighbors to all of the people involved in decisions. I've already stated how Southern Lancaster county prevented a Walmart from being built. That was even after Walmart had invested some major seed money into rerouting a fairly major intersection so traffic flow would not be a determining issue. Walmart rolled the dice and lost. I'm sure this is not the first or only place that Walmart has not succeeded being able to put a store.

    If you have any support for your accusations about Walmart violating anti-monopoly laws or bribery, either post it or stop tossing out lies in order to make it sound like you have any sort of coherent case against Walmart. So far, all of you who are so pathetically whining about Walmart have been posting only misinformation regurgitated from socialist organization operated forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac00 View Post
    gezzz Robin, take it easy will ya. it's all good.
    Are you flip-flopping and talking out of both sides of your mouth again, Jeff? Hell, boy, I was supporting you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    There are several ACE hardware stores in my area that are thriving. Every town and burg in PA has dozens of boutique shops full of clothes that are selling well. It all depends on what the consumer is looking for. Walmart is not the only choice of a place to buy from by a long shot, and can never be so.
    I get the feeling that many people are not really mad at corporations for making profits, even huge profits. What people get mad about is the corporations are not using those profits to benefit employees, investments/growth or to help the communities.

    at least thats my perception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    Don’t make such general statements. I and many others would feel guilty paying someone $65 for eight hours work while investing billions in expansion. So it is not my ideal business model. I have to sleep at night.

    If another company beat out Wal-Mart prices by importing cheap Chinese labor on work visas to their stores would you hold them in higher regard? When should morals compete with legal capitalism? I say let the people decide. When they stay out, they should stay out...not buy people off.

    If Wal-Mart was not so hell-bent on expansion they could pay their help more or offer token benfits. Instead they send them to the state for their benefits.
    So there you have it. You are not as successful as Walmart, so you want to attack Walmart instead of doing what is needed to be successful. Maybe you should lose sleep over the fact that you are not doing what is best for the economy by building your business as well as Walmart has so you could employ more American workers like Walmart does.

    Don't get me wrong here, I am not cut out to be as good in business either. For different reasons, I don't have what it takes to be Walmart smart when it comes to business. That doesn't mean I'm going to go the sour grapes route and call for millions of Americans to lose their jobs by attacking Walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac00 View Post
    I get the feeling that many people are not really mad at corporations for making profits, even huge profits. What people get mad about is the corporations are not using those profits to benefit employees, investments/growth or to help the communities.

    at least thats my perception.
    The only people even getting upset are those liberal minded people who blindly suck up the misinformation spewed out by labor unions who desperately want a piece of the action that Walmart has built.

    Here is a site where Walmart employees say how they feel about working for or having worked for Walmart. It sounds like pretty much any other work place to me. I certainly would not give my last employer as good as even the worst review I read here; http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Walmart/reviews
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    The only people even getting upset are those liberal minded people who blindly suck up the misinformation spewed out by labor unions who desperately want a piece of the action that Walmart has built.
    I would also think that the people getting upset are the people forced to close their businesses after Walmart came to town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Are you flip-flopping and talking out of both sides of your mouth again, Jeff? Hell, boy, I was supporting you.
    I know, but he asked for an explanation of my definition of the word Profit.

    Which is: The cost of doing business in the future

    I always found it interesting that many people don't grasp that concept. But if you think about it, it's absolutely true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    This explains a lot. If you don't realize that with no profit a business is not going to be doing business in the future, then you are obviously too far gone with believing that businesses don't have to turn a profit because government will save them.
    It is you that have no idea what ‘profit’ is.

    A business does not have to turn a 'profit' to stay in business. It can operate for eternity without ‘profit’, but it cannot operate without covering its ‘business expenses’.

    ‘Business expenses’ and ‘profit’ are two entirely different things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post
    I would also think that the people getting upset are the people forced to close their businesses after Walmart came to town.
    that would be true, except even if they could compete people want to shop at a place with not only the best price, the largest selection. Wally world fills the bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post
    I would also think that the people getting upset are the people forced to close their businesses after Walmart came to town.
    No one is forced out of business. Companies go out of business because they are not doing as well for the consumers as other companies do.

    Besides, there are many mom and pop companies that go out of business and go to work at Walmart making more money than they ever did being in business. Why? Because they didn't really belong being in business in the first place. In the meantime, the Walmart store is hiring more of the neighborhood people than the mom and pop shops ever would have been able to do.
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