Wal-Mart is a horrible, skanky company that funnels money into the maw of the most greedy, heartless family imaginable. Don’t believe me? Well, maybe you will when you read how Wal-Mart defrauds the taxpayer to the tune of $2.66 BILLION a year just so it can sell Chinese made products to people impoverished by policies like the ones it uses, all so the Walton heirs can increase their $104 BILLION personal fortune who only began to give even a miniscule percentage of their wealth to charities out of a combination of ruthless self-interest and the fact they were publically shamed in a documentary which pointed out that they gave less than 1% of their profits in charity.
In fact, that same documentary, the aptly named Wal-mart: The High Cost of Low Prices, reveled a plethora of shenanigans, including the fact that Wal-mart is given an additional $1.8 Billion in taxpayer monies via tax abatements. It also costs the taxpayer big bucks by forcing the government to provide Medicaid to its substantially underpaid workers, which means Wal-mart gouges US citizens for another BILLION – which includes screwing taxpayers for $86 million in the state California alone.
Lately, Wal-mart employees have been trying to organize a union, so that Wal-mart would have to pay them a living wage and benefits instead of just continuing to siphon money off Uncle Sam via YOUR pockets. In response, the retail behemoth has been using its traditional tactic of intimidation and illegal surveillance to quash any movement toward unionizing by its workers. Wal-mart doesn’t just get most of its shit from China, it has adopted the Chinese government’s strategies for oppressing people. Nice one, Wally World!
The unionizing workers are threatening to fight back with a Black Friday walkout. Oh, but I hope they do, and I hope it hurts Wal-mart deep in its soulless bank account.
People, try to avoid Wal-mart whenever you can. Shun them because they are the embodiment of everything Big Business is doing to destroy this country by its unchecked greed. Withhold patronage from the stores because you don’t think your taxes should go to make the Walton’s even richer. Spurn the store because of its violations against the health and safety of its workers, as well as its environmental atrocities.
Hell, if for no other reason boycott Wal-mart because Alice Walton’s museum has the original Norman Rockwell painting of Rosie the Riveter – a symbol of American’s industrial power and the workers it once employed — and that kind of hypocritical, unthinking gall needs to be punished.
Seriously, Wal-mart sucks.