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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, September 22, 2006

What’s so bad about Wal-Mart?

Liberals have for years attacked the nation’s mass retailers, largely because these discount stores have consistently rejected attempts to unionize. In particular, leftists have focused their rage on Wal-Mart, the juggernaut of consumerism that continues to succeed despite liberal attempts to block virtually every new store that’s built. Unions, for their part, would love to do for Wal-Mart what they did for the American automobile industry. Consumers know a heck of a lot more than liberals do about Wal-Mart’s true impact on the economy, though, and the truth is in the numbers.

According to a study released by McKinsey, Wal-Mart accounted for 13 percent of American productivity gains from 1995-2000. It employs 1.3-million people and creates two jobs for every job that is lost by its lesser competitors. Wal-Mart saves shoppers approximately $200 billion per year and slices roughly 17 percent off their grocery bills. With these kinds of numbers, it’s no wonder consumers have ignored these phony liberal attacks about “unfair” competition and poor pay. Nor is it any wonder that Wal-Mart jobs attract 77 times more applicants than available positions.

Source: The Patriot Post


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