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Wal-Mart Rules!

Yes, Wal-Mart rules, even when cities like Los Angeles require them to show that their nonunion discount stores would not hurt jobs, wages or businesses in the surrounding area, as union leaders and competitors claim. How absurd. The goal of Wal-Mart is the same as other businesses; crush the competition and win a larger share of the market.

Please, tell us what makes a union job such as a grocery store clerk so special. Special skills? No. Special knowledge? No. Special anything? No. Special pay? Not much longer as competition continues, and this was proved by the five month strike of southern California grocery store workers that went nowhere. (How come the city of L.A. didn’t step in and make the grocery stores prove they couldn’t their unskilled workers more?)

Is it the job of a city government to protect “union” jobs? No. And don’t people realize that these jobs are protected at everyone’s cost. If they keep Wal-Mart out, there is less competition and residents will be paying more for their groceries and dried goods. Yes, the union jobs will stay, and weigh heavily upon the backs of those that can least afford the burden.

Sure, Wal-Mart is the bad guy, providing lower priced goods for everyone. But don’t worry, cities like L. A. will do their best to protect the few their evil discounting ways.

The Clear Politics of sounding like your helping, no matter who you hurt.

posted at 09:40:17 on 08/11/04 by clearpolitics - Category: General - [Permalink]

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