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    Walmart vs the Morons

    This came across my Email box... IMO worth thinking about:

    READ THIS TO THE END. IT IS VERY INTERESTING !!!

    Wal-Mart vs. The Morons

    1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.

    2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

    3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March
    17th) than Target sells all year.

    4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears +
    Costco + K-Mart combined.

    5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private
    employer, and most speak English.

    6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

    7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and
    keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

    8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought
    bankruptcy.

    9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

    10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are
    Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

    11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur
    at Wal-Mart Stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

    12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

    You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground
    work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart
    to fix the economy.

    This should be read and understood by all Americans... Democrats,
    Republicans, EVERYONE!!

    To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature

    It is now official that the majority of you are corrupt morons:

    A. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234
    years to get it right and it is broke.

    B. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to
    get it right and it is broke.

    C. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it
    right and it is broke.

    D. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it
    right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and
    transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

    E. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44
    years to get it right and they are broke.

    F. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get
    it right and it is broke.

    G. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our
    dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a
    budget of $24 billion
    A year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to
    get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

    You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our
    throats while overspending our tax dollars.

    AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A
    GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??

    Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well stated.Maybe it will end
    up in the E-mails of some of our "duly elected' (they never read
    anything) and their staff will clue them in on how Americans feel.

    AND I know what's wrong. We have lost our minds to "Political
    Correctness" !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Someone please tell me what's wrong with all the people that run this
    country!!!!!!
    We're "broke" & can't help our own seniors, veterans, orphans,
    homeless etc.,?????
    In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile , and Turkey..
    And now Pakistan ........previous home of bin Laden. Literally,
    BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!

    Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do
    they get any breaks...

    AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children
    going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally
    ill without treatment.

    Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to
    other countries. Sad isn't it?

    Interesting how inefficient the US govwrnmwnt has become.

    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Quality work at a fair price with excellent customer service!

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    Truth. Don't know why people hate on Walmart so much.
    "I've got my Gas Mechanics license"
    "Yea, well my 16yr old daughter has her drivers license, doesn't mean she knows how to drive"

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    I can agree with this to an extent....all except the foreign aid part...we spend trillions of dollars on Americans, and billions elsewhere...and every time we spend more on Americans someone wants to complain about it.

    Just for the record...the main reason the postal service is going broke is because their main source of income is through postage stamps...and with free electronic mail who needs to buy postage? I would rather ship USPS any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien View Post
    Truth. Don't know why people hate on Walmart so much.
    Maybe you would understand if they started selling HVAC systems and referred the customers to competent, bottom dollar installers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post
    Just for the record...the main reason the postal service is going broke is because their main source of income is through postage stamps...and with free electronic mail who needs to buy postage?
    Hasn't the postal system been going broke way before the internet? It is just the nail in the coffin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    Maybe you would understand if they started selling HVAC systems and referred the customers to competent, bottom dollar installers.
    No, I would understand that. Which is why I cringe when I have to go to bLowes.

    For the time being Walmart does not threaten any Tradesman. Well kinda, I have heard at my shop, before my time, we did some work for one in our town and we got stiffed!
    "I've got my Gas Mechanics license"
    "Yea, well my 16yr old daughter has her drivers license, doesn't mean she knows how to drive"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien View Post
    Truth. Don't know why people hate on Walmart so much.
    Imagine you are a manufacturer of a produce that is 100% made in the USA, and Walmart decides they want to stock your product.

    You don't get the option of ramping up your US production to meet their demand, even if you are in a position to do so in a timely manner.
    You get set up with their Chinese manufacturers, and the product gets cheapened to meet a price point.
    If you don't want to move to Chinese manufacturing, or cheapen your product, Walmart doesn't do business with you.

    Back when Walmart first started getting big, they worked with US manufacturers to keep/grow jobs in the USA, even revived the US textile industry for a time.

    Then Sam died, and it all changed.

    Screw Walmart, I haven't set foot in one in 7 years, and never will.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Imagine you are a manufacturer of a produce that is 100% made in the USA, and Walmart decides they want to stock your product.

    You don't get the option of ramping up your US production to meet their demand, even if you are in a position to do so in a timely manner.
    You get set up with their Chinese manufacturers, and the product gets cheapened to meet a price point.
    If you don't want to move to Chinese manufacturing, or cheapen your product, Walmart doesn't do business with you.

    Back when Walmart first started getting big, they worked with US manufacturers to keep/grow jobs in the USA, even revived the US textile industry for a time.

    Then Sam died, and it all changed.

    Screw Walmart, I haven't set foot in one in 7 years, and never will.
    The wife and I get in the car and she asks where we are going....I tell her China...China? She asks every time. Yeah China I say again...and by this time we are pulling into the Wal-Mart parking lot. That's how close Wal Mart is to my driveway...it's sad because I've seen the destruction that big store has on a small town. Small businesses just can't compete, and unfortunately there is nowhere else left to shop since Wal Mart came to town.

    My hometown is now full of empty buildings that no one will buy due to fear of going out of business, these buildings are now used for criminal activities, and two of these buildings are old Wal Mart stores from them packing up and moving.

    I like the idea of Wal Mart....but these stores are driving out American businesses with foreign goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post
    The wife and I get in the car and she asks where we are going....I tell her China...China? She asks every time. Yeah China I say again...and by this time we are pulling into the Wal-Mart parking lot. That's how close Wal Mart is to my driveway...it's sad because I've seen the destruction that big store has on a small town. Small businesses just can't compete, and unfortunately there is nowhere else left to shop since Wal Mart came to town.

    My hometown is now full of empty buildings that no one will buy due to fear of going out of business, these buildings are now used for criminal activities, and two of these buildings are old Wal Mart stores from them packing up and moving.

    I like the idea of Wal Mart....but these stores are driving out American businesses with foreign goods.
    But this is the future of our government. Privatize and outsource to save a dollar and to hell with the citizenry - the common working guy is screwed if we look at government as a business - it is not and was never intended to be. The Constitution is not a "business plan" or incorporation papers. Much to the dismay of Norquist and friends.

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    Walmart may be rich, but they're morally bankrupt.
    All the issues with minorities and women getting shafted with pay and benefits - very unethical.
    Then there's the union-busting. I'm by no means pro-union, but I support the right to organize if it's by choice. As soon as 2 different stores were organized here in Canada (one in Saskatchewan, one in Quebec) Walmart closed the doors the next month.
    I find it crazy that these hardcore "republicans" can support Walmart sinc they are THE source of source of the Chinese garbage products on our continent and are responsible for more small businesses closing than the recession.
    There is nothing good about that company. I've been boycotting the place for years, and encourage everyone else to do so.

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    I order a lot of stuff from Walmart on line being they have way more stuff there then you see in their stores. It is what it is ..... their slowly killing your kmart, jc pennies, Sears, Best buy , and little guys being their starting to sell everything. People want the best price anymore and I see it everywhere. Even in our trade I see that over the years that families we have delt with over the years are starting to price shop where they never would have 10 years ago. Ya I know a lot in here claim they are so good no one would even think of going to anyone else but them........ ok I just see things changing and I think I really notice it with the coming of computors (ya a long time back ) ...... All our contractors were taking courses that were teaching how to computorize all their proposals and bids to use for price shopping. Then came the internet ...... big jump there as far as price shopping.
    At this stage of my life I'm just gonna do the best I can to compete and if that includes buying from big boxes to get the best price ........ then so be it. Not like all my distributors are not doing same thing. I see where their loyalties are waining as sales are getting slower with this economy getting worse now that people are pulling bach waiting to see if this country is gonna go over the cliff or not.

    Kind of like most out there with any common sense are holding back at doing anything major until we see where this election takes us ........ Robin hood is starting to scare the hell out of me.

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    OK all you Walmart bashers... anyone want to hold up their hand and say: I paid MORE because I wanted to? NO, we all shop for the best price. Walmart just delivers the best price... what Walmart does to deliver the best price is 'just business' (they would not have the best price if they did not do it).

    We need to remember: Business (and govt too) are zero sum games when it comes to the books balancing. A business will not last long if it spends more than it takes in. A govt, OTOH, can print money. Problem is... this leads to price inflation. Don't believe me... just look at history over the last decades. It also fits the law of supply and demand: When there are more $$$'s chasing the same amount of goods... the price goes up.

    So it is really NOT Walmert's fault, it is the American consumer who is only doing what every consumer does... look for the best deal.

    Now here is a positive from Walmart: They put up a bunch of $$$ to Lennox to design and get into production some really HIGH SEER large RTU's. You greenies should be thankful for WallyWorld for this one... <grin>

    Another positive for Walmart: One can buy lots of basic items there for a price competitive to Costco or Sam's club... without buying the membership.

    One more: While I do not really like their groceries... their work clothes are fine for me (not the shoes though).

    OK, again: Anyone out there who bashes Walmart want to hold up their hand and say they voluntarily shop at the high priced place when they could save $$$ somewhere else?
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    U.S. looks to Wal-Mart as indicator of recovery

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 5.7 per cent increase in second-quarter net income and raised its outlook for the full year as the world's largest retailer continues to woo back frugal shoppers by re-emphasizing it has the lowest prices on everything from clothes to electronics.

    But Wal-Mart is seeing its momentum slow amid a tough economic climate in North America and abroad. Its total revenue came in short of Wall Street estimates, and the discounter is delaying store expansion plans in Mexico, its largest international division, as it deals with bribery charges there.

    Wal-Mart is considered an economic bellwether because the retailer accounts nearly 10 per cent of nonautomotive retail spending in the U.S. The company, based in Bentonville, Ark., said its customers are still being squeezed by economic problems in the U.S. and abroad. In the U.S., Wal-Mart's low-income shoppers are still having trouble stretching their dollars to the next payday, and that financial duress escalated overseas in the latest quarter.
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/bus...166513556.html

    Wallmart yea or neigh aside, if shoppers are having trouble getting from paycheck to paycheck as Wallmart says and even with a change in government for you guys, who really thinks businesses in the U.S. will start to expand without consumers with more money to spend? And even with either party getting in, reality says they both would cut back on spending reducing the effect of government money keeping the economy going.
    Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. —Mark Twain

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