Should Wal-Mart Be Hired To Run The Country?


Received this email today and thought I would pass it along.

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 2,906 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.

13.   Wal-Mart has gross sales that total more than the total revenue of all the  countries in the world, except 6.

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 w ant  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.




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.”

3 thoughts on “Should Wal-Mart Be Hired To Run The Country?

  1. Then then have a corporatocracy. Welcome back to feudalism, bud. By supporting this, you betray the ideology of freedom for all by endorsing the basis of the idea that freedom, particularly financial freedom, and political power should be relegated to the wealthy few. In modern American capitalism, most people are too poor to collectively make a difference in the economy simply because it makes less short term profit for big businesses to pay their employees well and take care of them the way companies like CostCo do. Keep in mind, CostCo’s profits as of recently are second only to Wal Mart int he united states… and this is very interesting considering their main competitor is Sam’s Club. If CostCo can rival wal mart, then it proves you CAN turn a respectable profit AND take care of your employees…. Wal Mart doesn’t may shit unless you’re fortunate to make it to Corporate… nevermind the fact that the store level is the foundation of their empire and thus is arguably the most important part.. If you replace cashiers with machines and pay for mostly part time at shit wages while ENCOURAGING by extension the use of welfare (and thus an increasing strain on the federal budget, delaying and even preventing it being rectified), then that proves wal mart cannot run a proper business. They have lost sight of who the most important group of people are: the consumers. By not contributing to the consumer base by paying better, giving more full time jobs, and hiring on more people at their own expense, they are contributing to the economic problems and the financial freedom of the greater majority of Americans. The same goes for any other company that prefers part time employment, low pay, lacking benefits, and other things that tend to increase productivity, bolster the all-essential consumer base, and instill a sense of company loyalty out of favour instead of desperation. Trickle down and focus on long term profit… stop being short sighted, seeking the path of least resistance. Hard work should actually pay off, even for the sharks of the economic sea.

    • “The same goes for any other company that prefers part time employment, low pay, lacking benefits, and other things that tend to DECREASE productivity, FAILS TO bolster the all-essential consumer base, and DOES NOT intill a sense of company loyalty out of favour instead of desperation.” Fix’d… I kinda hurried through that post and failed to proofread. :/ So, forgive my spelling/grammatical errors…

      Point is, trickling money up involves paying for more full time jobs filled by real people (not machines), at far better than the average minimum wage, complete with good benefits and any other neat gimmicks the company wants to come up with to create employee loyalty and encourage better productivity… Wal Wart is certainly wealthy enough to do this and more and the best part for them is that in the long term, their profits will increase by doing this because the company would become more appealing to deal with than their low prices. People won’t go to work for them out of desperation, instead they’d go to work for them because they know they will be taken good care of and can provide well for their families all the while doing their part to contribute to the market (by being an able consumer, because now they can afford to)… What I think many capitalist companies fear is the most people having more power over the economy than they do… why do you think they collectively pay out billions to suppress any legislation that would create more private employment and thus more financially able conumers? The people would get the radical idea that they, the customers, are once again, always right and are king/queen to the store…. They can’t control anything politically if the people are less dependent on their lobby or are not living in fear of poverty or worse…. Sure I sound like a radical conspiracy theorist, but I see the anti-competitive, profit motivated behaviour and the opposition to consumer protection and jobs-bills every day. I can’t say politicians make these decisions alone, since they serve their campaign contributors more than their constituents.

      You are right that politics is corrupt, but you have to ask yourself who is corrupting them? Money corrupts… so where is the money coming from? Who or what is rich enough to corrupt the American government?

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