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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:27 PM
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61. Wait
Until the other shoe drops, that being auto manufacturing in the US.

If Wal*Mart auto dealerships open up in the US in the next decade, selling Chinese and maybe Indian manufactured vehicles, what remains of the domestic auto industry (if any) will go first, then the Japanese, Korean, and German manufacturers will leave the right-to-work states. There is NO competing against millions of peasants willing to work for a few yuan a day.

I love the Repugs mantra of tax cuts tax cuts tax cuts...LMAO!! 2/3 of all foreign and domestic businesses paid no federal taxes in the past decade, due to loopholes in the tax code that leaks revenue like a sieve. No tax cuts for business is going to stop or slow the massive outsourcing and offshoring of US jobs anyway. It was okay when blue collar jobs began to be offshored in the 80s, but when the white collar jobs began to be outsourced as well in the 90..uh-oh, NOW there is a problem!!
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  -Fix the economy! Shut Down WALMART! Rely on Small Business! NM Independent  Jan-24-09 06:03 PM   #0 
  - i think you are right  grannie4peace   Jan-24-09 06:08 PM   #1 
  - I agree. Walmart is the perfect symbol of what's wrong with America.  polichick   Jan-24-09 06:09 PM   #2 
  - Buy American...  handmade34   Jan-24-09 06:13 PM   #3 
  - I try to buy Canadian goods if possible and then USA, it is very hard to do.n/t  buzzard   Jan-24-09 10:45 PM   #26 
     - Does Canada have Walmarts or the like, and the same influx  treestar   Jan-25-09 12:47 PM   #64 
  - Wal Mart is a big supporter of the Republican Party  southernyankeebelle   Jan-24-09 06:16 PM   #4 
  - Walmart, Target, K-Mart, McDonald's........  wartrace   Jan-24-09 06:20 PM   #5 
  - Dump them to where?  Deja Q   Jan-24-09 06:44 PM   #9 
  - Simple.  wartrace   Jan-24-09 07:17 PM   #13 
     - it would cost about $200 billion/yr. not that big a deal.  Hannah Bell   Jan-24-09 07:52 PM   #18 
        - Where did you get that figure?  wartrace   Jan-24-09 08:03 PM   #19 
           - actually, i over-estimated. china lent the US about $120 billion from sept 07  Hannah Bell   Jan-24-09 08:31 PM   #20 
              - They hold 585 billion dollars in total.  wartrace   Jan-24-09 09:25 PM   #22 
                 - fact remains, $117 billion isn't much. not in terms of the entire federal budget, or US GDP.  Hannah Bell   Jan-24-09 09:34 PM   #23 
  - Gee, I don't know - maybe the dozens of small businesses that used to exist?  Hugabear   Jan-24-09 11:13 PM   #30 
  - Exactly, and that's my point in a nutshell.  NM Independent   Jan-25-09 12:01 AM   #36 
  - So you want government to regulate the size of businesses?  wartrace   Jan-25-09 11:16 AM   #53 
  - I hate Wmart, but its the 2nd largest emp in the US, where would those folks go?  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jan-25-09 12:21 PM   #59 
  - Walmart has been the major problem, not the solution  Canuckistanian   Jan-24-09 06:27 PM   #6 
  - I have been saying this forever.  polly7   Jan-24-09 06:33 PM   #7 
  - Who should we care about the moms and pops  Thothmes   Jan-24-09 06:40 PM   #8 
     - What you say is true.  FatDave   Jan-24-09 09:17 PM   #21 
     - That's not only a gross generalization, but...  NM Independent   Jan-25-09 12:30 AM   #38 
  - Wal-Mart is only a symbol of the real problem which is that  pokercat999   Jan-24-09 06:47 PM   #10 
  - Walmart employs 1.4 million in the US alone -  lynne   Jan-24-09 06:54 PM   #11 
  - Using that logic, perhaps we should bring back the sweatshops  Hugabear   Jan-24-09 11:15 PM   #31 
     - True Mom & Pop's ARE Sweatshops. I know, I worked at one in my youth -  lynne   Jan-25-09 01:18 AM   #40 
     - Oh, for the love of God...  NM Independent   Jan-25-09 04:50 AM   #44 
     - That's been my experience as well.  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Jan-25-09 09:22 AM   #51 
     - Have you ever worked for a small place?  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Jan-25-09 09:10 AM   #49 
     - So, would people just have to do without the things that they now get at WalMart...  WillowTree   Jan-25-09 09:39 AM   #52 
  - Sounds like a way to encourage massive job losses with no near term replacements with better pay  dmordue   Jan-24-09 06:56 PM   #12 
  - Any supposedly good idea needs to check in with the Law of Unintended Consequences.  elocs   Jan-24-09 07:19 PM   #14 
  - One, we no longer have a "free" enterprise system. Two, you MAKE it possible to compete with WalMart  AdHocSolver   Jan-24-09 10:49 PM   #27 
  - Bottom line: in this country we do not simply shut down a privately owned business  elocs   Jan-24-09 10:52 PM   #28 
  - You failed to read and understand what I wrote.  AdHocSolver   Jan-24-09 11:02 PM   #29 
  - Well, it won't be the first time or the last.  elocs   Jan-24-09 11:18 PM   #32 
  - We can sure as hell take steps to make things better  Hugabear   Jan-24-09 11:19 PM   #33 
     - Right, but we can't just shut them down.  elocs   Jan-24-09 11:23 PM   #34 
  - I'm sorry but you are wrong. I used to work at Wal-mart and they are one of the better paying jobs  madmom   Jan-25-09 12:20 PM   #57 
  - You misunderstood me.  NM Independent   Jan-25-09 12:44 AM   #39 
  - Wal-Mart has stripped away more then treasures - They have killed neighborhoods.  1776Forever   Jan-24-09 07:28 PM   #15 
  - That would result in a huge hit for a lot of people.  wartrace   Jan-24-09 07:31 PM   #16 
  - Wal-Mart is the the very nature of the free market economy  Hippo_Tron   Jan-24-09 07:44 PM   #17 
  - Walmart IS the problem, and they have a lot of company.  AdHocSolver   Jan-24-09 10:33 PM   #24 
  - The sad fact is that far too many people in this country can't afford to shop elsewhere.  TheGoldenRule   Jan-24-09 10:40 PM   #25 
  - and yet  SoCalDem   Jan-24-09 11:26 PM   #35 
     - I don't disagree with you. I would love for Walmart to cease to exist. nt  TheGoldenRule   Jan-25-09 12:25 PM   #60 
     - I don't know that your time frame works.  kiva   Jan-25-09 12:46 PM   #63 
  - you're right and 15 years too late. China owns the U.S. now  omega minimo   Jan-25-09 12:07 AM   #37 
  - Shut down Walmart then I'd be out of a job.  Lucian   Jan-25-09 01:19 AM   #41 
  - See post #30  Hugabear   Jan-25-09 08:22 AM   #47 
  - Yeah, right.  Lucian   Jan-25-09 12:20 PM   #58 
  - I'm just curious Lucian, I used to work for Walmart and there seems to be  madmom   Jan-25-09 12:27 PM   #62 
     - The wages at Walmart are a little better than area retailers,  Lucian   Jan-25-09 01:27 PM   #66 
        - Thank you. Yes I know wages are much to low, but what I was getting at is  madmom   Jan-25-09 03:12 PM   #68 
  - Actually.. If you did your research, you'd find your argument to be complete bullshit.  Yukari Yakumo   Jan-25-09 01:22 AM   #42 
  - I call bullshit on your call of bullshit.  NM Independent   Jan-25-09 06:04 AM   #45 
  - Why not just overthrow the capitalist system instead  inthebrain   Jan-25-09 01:26 AM   #43 
  - Walmart is a perfect example of why we need EFCA  Hugabear   Jan-25-09 08:24 AM   #48 
     - Give Wal Mart to the workers  inthebrain   Jan-25-09 12:15 PM   #55 
  - I Agree With The Sentiment, BUT  WVRICK13   Jan-25-09 07:19 AM   #46 
  - Ah yes. That's EXACTLY what this economy needs.  WillowTree   Jan-25-09 09:13 AM   #50 
  - Shutting Down Walmart Would Be An Economic Disaster.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jan-25-09 11:49 AM   #54 
  - Oh, for the love of God, AGAIN.  NM Independent   Jan-25-09 01:17 PM   #65 
     - Irrelevant How It Gets Shut Down.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jan-25-09 01:34 PM   #67 
        - Anyone tell you in the last five minutes...  NM Independent   Jan-25-09 04:31 PM   #69 
  - Unions and Tarriffs. Which would invigorate American manufacturing, also. (nt)  w4rma   Jan-25-09 12:16 PM   #56 
  - Wait  Urban Prairie   Jan-25-09 12:27 PM   #61 
  - Wal MArt is just a result of our policies.  callchet   Jan-25-09 04:41 PM   #70 
  - That's like saying dissolve the United States into 50 individual states  The2ndWheel   Jan-25-09 04:51 PM   #71 
  - I never thought...  NM Independent   Jan-25-09 07:13 PM   #72 

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