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    Walmart vs the Morons

    Wal-Mart vs. The Morons

    1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.

    2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

    3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's
    Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

    4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target
    +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

    5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the
    world's largest private employer, and most speak English.

    6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of
    the world.

    7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and
    Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen
    years.

    8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket
    chains sought bankruptcy.

    9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store
    in the world.

    10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super
    Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

    11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences
    will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population
    is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

    12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of
    a Wal-Mart.

    You may think that I am complaining, but I am really
    laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should
    hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

    This should be read and understood by all Americans
    Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

    To the President and all 535 voting members of
    the Legislature,both parties. It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

    a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You
    have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

    b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74
    years to get it right and it is broke.

    c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years
    to get it right and it is broke.

    d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45
    years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated
    each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only
    want more.

    e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You
    have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

    f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39
    years to get it right and it is broke.

    g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977
    to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to
    16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import
    more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and
    it is an abysmal failure.

    You have FAILED in every "government service" you
    have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.


    AND
    YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN
    HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?? YOU
    THINK YOU CAN RUN THE AUTO INDUSTRY.... THE BANKING
    SYSTEM?????

    MAYBE WE OUGHT TO KICK YOUR EGG-HEAD BUDDY BUMS OUT OF OFFICE
    BOTH RNC & DNC AND HIRE WAL MART TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT ???

    WAL MART SEEMS TO KNOW HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS.......WHY DON'T
    YOU GUYS JUST ADMIT IT'S WAY BEYOND YOUR PAY GRADE, AND QUIT?


    Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it
    will end up in the e-mails of some of our "duly elected'
    (they never read anything)and their staff will clue them in on how Americans
    feel.
    You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out.
    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." --author and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

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    I have no idea about the reliability of the facts in this post but see the point and for the most part agree. However I do question the profit margin that in this post seems to be around 3.5% if I calculate correctly from the amount of sales vs profit. Those may be correct but I would actually be surprised if given the volume of sales and size of Wal-Mart if the executives would not be estatic over a net profit margin of 1/10th of that rate. I know in most grocery stores the markup for most items is 3% or less. Some are more but that is the average. In clothing stores it is around 100% or more and in jewlery stores it is even more. On electronics it is all over the place from 10-15% on popular items like TV's to 500% or more on accessories such as cables and brackets.

    I am discussing several different things here such as markup on items and NET profit. You also have to remember that Wal-Mart almost never pays a cash dividend to its shareholders so almost all profits go right back into the company and all the $millions made on Wal-Mart stock is paper-funny-money unless you sell it. And please, all Wal-Mart shareholder do not try to sell all of your stock at the same time. It would cause a world-wide economic depression that would take decades to dig out of.

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    The thing you are forgetting is most of the items Wal-Mart sells are imported from China so while Wal-Mart is making a profit how much of that is sent to China to restock their shelfs. It is impressive to see how far Wal-mart has come from where it first started. But it has not done anything great for the US economy due to it is sending USD over to China to gain more product to sell. It has caused a lot of mom and pop shops to close out of business that offered items that where made here in the USA instead of China. If Wal-Mart was to stock their stores with made in the USA items it would then have a greater effect on the US economy.
    Last edited by Kasper; 01-03-2011 at 02:09 PM. Reason: changed given to sent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    If Wal-Mart was to stock their stores with made in the USA items it would then have a greater effect on the US economy.
    If I remember correctly, they did when they first started, but the originator died, kids took it over and that was the end of that.
    One must be wary of the mentality creating the problem or the law creating the crime.

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    Before we turn over the US government to Walmart I have a few questions:

    1. what is the average annual income of Walmart employees?

    2. What is the average educational level of Walmart employees?

    3. What is the average number of missing teeth of Walmart employees?

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    Handing the economy over to the powers behind Walmart would be quite possibly the worst idea ever in the long sad history of bad ideas.

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    In a CONgress that is already messed up, we'd end up with blue light specials bills. And cleanup in aisle 45.

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    Boy, that's a tough one. I don't know which is doing more damage to our country. The only difference I see is I can choose to NOT deal with Walmart.
    You can run... but you'll just die tired. 3%

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    I go to walmart as a last resort. They didn't get as big as they are by buying products at higher prices than their compeditors. The world market isn't a fair market place. Other countries don't require their businesses to provide entitlments to their employes, the US market does. Nothing is free. Some where some one has to pay.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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