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  •  Our beautiful central Texas (4+ / 0-)

    downtowns are now ghost towns. Walking through one, I asked my husband, why are there only antique stores downtown these days? He replied, "What's the only thing Wal-Mart doesn't sell?" So in addition to their crappy treatment of employees, the discussion must also include all of the solid, decent-paying jobs provided by small and family businesses (you might have heard of those - they are the ones that Republicans pretend to care about) that have been utterly destroyed by Wal-Mart rolling into town. Lots of those people are unemployed and/or on Medicaid now too because Wal-Mart put them out of work.

    There are intangibles too... the small-town heritage, community, cooperative ethos - at least in my neck of the woods, these have been replaced by giant ugly box stores and parking lots.

    I just wonder, how much is enough for these Walton heirs, and Wall Street? I'm pretty sure I could make do for life with far less than a billion. I'm also sure I would never be OK with exploiting people the way Wal-Mart does.

    •  Yep (1+ / 0-)
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      Husband is going to Ireland.  We looked at the small towns, wonderful shops, people paid well for their skills.  

      Not one chain.  Not one Wal Mart could be seen.

      America has lost that wonderful small town feel due to the CHAINS.  

      I really can't get behind the Wal Mart union crap.  Wal Mart just needs to be run out of America.

      "Love One Another" ~ George Harrison

      by Damnit Janet on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:58:36 AM PST

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