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  •  If the Waltons gave up a nickel on every dollar (27+ / 0-)

    and put it toward improving the lives of workers, they could be CostCo.

    But the Walton spawn are narrowminded, greedy and lack the ability to change with the times and culture.

    Their whole business model involves slinging cheap Chinese luxury goods at rock bottom prices. Consumers were delighted.

    Then they found out that their favorite aquarium store was closed, the corner grocery closed, the dress store closed.

    Suddenly, there is only Walmart. And the money from that store goes to HQ, it does not recycle in the local community.
    And it's not like Walmart workers have all this disposable income to spend downtown. Not when they get the Walmart discount.

    And then it comes out that people are being forced to work ridiculous hours, and that taxpayers are taking care of their health plan because the Waltons are too greedy, too cheap, and basically do not see these workers as human beings. Fire one, there are ten more standing in line for a job.

    I'm glad people are finally starting to see what lies beyond the colorful, cheap and shiny things that used to line the shelves.

    THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. -- L. Ron Hubbard Technique 88

    by xenubarb on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:45:03 PM PDT

    •  Greed seems to go with (4+ / 0-)

      the territory of the ultra rich. Think Charles and David Koch. The New Yorker recently profiled the richest woman in Australia, a real weirdo super b--tch who resents the "laziness" of the average worker. She's worth $30 million.
      There are some wonderful people of wealth but my guess is a disproportionate number of them are self-centered and greedy.
      It does make one understand the French Revolution.

    •  I can't source it, but reading an article on (1+ / 0-)
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      income inequality, the author noted that the 6 Walton heirs net worth exceeded the net worth of the bottom 41% of all Americans..........

      "Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made." Immanuel Kant

      by Rented Mule on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 04:49:46 AM PDT

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