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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:24 PM

Oh The Irony!

Of all the hypocrites...WalMart now ranks #1 in my book. I read a letter in the Globe by a man called Chris Buchanan and decided to research him. He is the Director,Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart in Plymouth.

The second paragraph is the epitome of irony!

"Its most pressing interest is in hunger" Wow that from a company that refuses to offer their employees a living wage! A wage that would allow them to put food on their tables.

This is the height of Hypocrisy. Of course the good Samaritan's at Walmart are only doing it for all those charitable deductions




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Walmart’s total charitable giving in Massachusetts, including in-kind contributions and charitable donations from individual stores, is about $10 million a year.

While the foundation is likely to fund a wide range of programs and projects, its most pressing interest is in hunger, workforce training and issues of homelessness, said Chris Buchanan, senior manager of public affairs and government relations.

“There are a lot of needs out there. Our (charitable giving) budgets have gone up to reflect tough economic times,” he said.

On a national level, the Walmart Foundation also has increased philanthropic giving, announcing recently that its charitable giving for the year ending Jan. 31, 2010, was more than $467 million in cash and in-kind giving — an $89 million increase over the previous year.




Walmart Foundation increases local nonprofit grants - Boston ...
Chris Buchanan. With successive ... its most pressing interest is in hunger, ... said Chris Buchanan, senior manager of public affairs and government relations. ...
www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2010/04/19/story2.html -






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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:31 PM

1. And the "Stunning Lack of Self-Awareness" award goes to...

a Mr. Chris Buchanan. Congratulations sir - you've earned it.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:37 PM

2. Marie...thank you for answering...

I felt this was so very important to post in light of all the crap about Walmart and it's worker abuse.

However it sunk like a stone.

Thanks for giving it some life!

She

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:41 PM

3. Wow. Talk about the hubris used for PR. Which is what it is...PR. Good post. nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:57 PM

4. So Walmart gives 20 bucks per employee per year to charity. Not bad...since they screw..

....their workforce to the tune of 4-6 thousand per employee per year.

What a vile thing they are....

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:42 AM

5. You got it!

Okay...let me see if I can make some sense here:

Walmart grossly underpays it's employees...causing them to seek other social programs to off set their need for housing and food. Then Walmart rides to the call of impoverished offering them Charity. To their very own employees that they have placed in this position.

They are trying to feed the starving masses...the ones that they create with their piss poor pay.
Then they try to sit there and paint themselves as hero's for the masses with their charitable work.

Note that I stated that the director Chris Buchanan is not only A Public Affairs Adm. He is also Government Relations Adm....meaning they are sucking off the GOP tit!

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