• mic56

    I used to shop there a lot but have cut it out of my shopping unless absolutely necessary.Why? Because I see them as part of the greater problem. Sam Walton built his store on “Made in America” not made in China. Because Sam’s children’s greed they have turned his legacy into the 6th largest buyer of Chinese goods in the world. How sad. Sam would turn over in his grave. I shop Costco and other retailers who pay decent wages and health benefits. When Obamacare came out Costco made sure that their part time employees could purchase health benefits through their job at a reasonable price. Walmart employees had to work full time for a year to get insurance. Walmart makes sure most employees don’t get full time hours so they have to go on Medicaid. That costs all taxpayers more money.

    Walmart is a huge part of the decline of America. Why defend them There are other, smaller, discount corporations to cover any part of what Walmart sells. I my area Aldi’s is a good example. They sell groceries and seasonal items. They hire from within. You have to be a checker first before you can be any manager. They pay above minimum wage from the start. Wage increases are good and you get benefits. All this while selling a quality product. They even have organic and gluten free items. This company also owns Trader Joe. Having a low cost, quality product not from China can be done. Many stores prove it.

    Having a Walmart in your community increases crime.

    http://aattp.org/rolling-back-safety-new-study-reveals-crime-rates-higher-near-walmart-stores/

    http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/02/11/244259.htm

    http://www.walmartcrimereport.com/

    I can’t imagine why any community would approve a Walmart. It saps money from other smaller stores, causing them to close. It draws a criminal element into the area. It insures that employees don’t get full time hours. It insists employees come to work sick or be fired. They don’t have any type of upkeep once built. All they do is suck communities dry and feed the profits so the ultra rich get richer.

    • Dandyangie

      Reinforce the statement, they cause an increase in crime? Where does that come from?

      • omegaman

        HUH???????????????????????

        • Dandyangie

          You are the one who said they cause an increase in crime. You said it, I was asking you to explain that? What is to understand?

      • Charles

        The criminal element that mic56 is referring to is most likely the union organizers that show up at every new Wal-mart as well as the old ones. mic56 may be one of them, he sure is after Wal-mart.

        • Dandyangie

          okay, thanks, I didn’t have a clue.

        • kathy

          Apparently you don’t realize how much you are subsidizing those low low prices at WM with your tax dollars. The Walton criminals just keep getting richer while the workers and the taxpayers pay the price. You don’t have to be a union thug to protest the WM behaviour. They got kicked out of Germany for a good reason. Selling below cost in order to drive out competitors is not allowed there. Nor is treating your employees the way WM is allowed to here in the US.

          Get a clue Charlie.

    • Wayne Cook

      This is laughable. Walmart invested $250 million in AMERICAN business in 2013. No, I believe it is Obamacare that is crushing them, just as it is most businesses. And your assertion about employees needing to wait a year at Walmart is wrong….my son just started there and will qualify in 90 days.

      The parttime crap is silly…since Walmart GIVES all employees FREE ON THE JOB insurance…on the clock, fully covered. They also promote from within…

      My god, get your damn facts straight. Everything you say Walmart doesn’t do, my son is getting now…plus bonuses that Costco DOESN”T give…I know, I’ve got a membership there too.

      BTW, NOT ONE DAMN product at Trader Joe says gluten free….I shopt there too.

      You haven’t got one effing fact straight in your entire comment. Give it rest Mickie.

      • Marilyn Martina

        I’m going to make the SMALL leap and say that Mic is a Union thug totally ticked that Walmart isn’t being intimidated by the Unions.

        I’ve read some of Mic’s other comments, and I don’t see him as Union thug. I can’t figure him/her out from their comments. It’s inconsistent. I’ll just say I’m not buying Mic’s comments here.

      • kathy

        Hey Wayne – coverage on the job is required. It’s called WORKMANS COMP. What are when they are off the job and have an illness or accident. Are they covered then?

        Do you wear leather guards on your knuckles or are they all callused over? Give it a rest Wayne and get back to your teabilly meeting.

        • omegaman

          HUH????????????????????

          • J_in_TX

            Kathy’s obviously another of the Kool-Aid drinking liberals. The need to degrade and call names gave her away.

          • kathy

            Ya and all of those misspelled signs at your teabilly rallies don’t call anyone names . . . . right?

          • J_in_TX

            Wouldn’t know. I’ve never been to a TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party rally. I thought I’d throw in the definition of TEA Party, since it’s obvious you have no clue. Maybe you want to give all your money (assuming you actually work) to the government so they can waste it on unConstitutional programs. I prefer to keep as much of my money as possible. That allows me to donate to the charity of my choice, not the government. BTW, if you ever attended a TEA Party rally, you’d probably be amazed at the cross section of America you’d see there. It would probably make a liberal’s (like you) brain explode.

          • kathy

            I know many teabillies and I’m not impressed with their intellect. Lots of racists and morons in that group who actually think that this was a grassroots organizations rather than the Koch funded scam that it actually is. Apparently you don’t like that fact that your tax dollars pay for police and fire protection, schools, roads and bridges, and a whole lot more. It’s what makes out society civilized. Not sure what you are referring to as unconstitutional but you appear to be one of those knuckledraggers who have no idea what socialism actually is. Not a damn one of you seems to have paid any attention in history or social studies classes. Too busy playing football and suffering the consequences of those head injuries perhaps?

            Oh and btw I do work a FT job as well as run a very successful PT infotech business. I am lucky to have far more than many people in this country and also donate my money as well as doing volunteer work in my community. I pay taxes and am grateful for all of the opportunities that I have including the opportunity to graduate from college, own my own paid off home and the ability to travel within and outside the US. I am lucky to have made friends with many people outside the US and know that the opportunities that they are their children have are often closed off to the citizens in the US – supposedly the greatest country in the world. Unfortunately the WM heirs, the Koch boys and many of the far right wing extreme elected R goons are changing the face of this country and not for the good of the tax paying citizens. I am lucky to have far more than many people in this country and also donate my money as well as doing volunteer work in my community.

            Please tell me again how generous you are with your time and money? How can you justify the extreme wealth that the WM heirs, who didn’t build a damn thing, rake in every year while paying their workers poverty wages and no/few benefits?

            You need to wake up and realize what is happening to this country.

          • J_in_TX

            I do realize what is happening to this country, probably much better than you. You said, “Not sure what you are referring to as unconstitutional but you appear to be one of those knuckledraggers who have no idea what socialism actually is.” I hate to bust your bubble, but this is not a socialistic form of government. We live in a country that is a democratic Republic. It appears it was you that was not paying attention in social studies classes. I don’t mind my tax dollars going to pay for police and fire protection, schools, roads and bridges, etc. I do mind my tax dollars being redistributed to those too lazy to work. Welfare is an unConstitutional program as are food stamps, free phones, etc. The Federal Bank (a private institution we have turned the duties of the Treasury over to) is unConstitutional. Obamacare is unConstitutional. Shall I continue?

            Lets see, I have a graduate degree, I am the head of a 501 (c) 19 and have raised tens of thousands of dollars over the past 5 years for Veteran’s causes. I work to improve the lives of our Veterans every day then spend most of my weekends doing the same. I am far from being one of the “knuckledraggers” you seem to fear so much. Maybe you fear the “knuckledraggers” because of your lack of knowledge.

            You, as is Harry Reid, seem to be stuck on the Koch Brothers as your whipping boys. A little research would tell you they are actually #59 on the list of political donors. Almost all of the donors ahead of them on the list are donors to the Democrat party. How can you justify the wealth people like Al Gore or Hollywood actors rake in every year? They have not built a damn thing (oh wait, I forgot Al created the internet). Your hypocrisy is showing like a bright light above your head.

          • kathy

            Most civilized countries take care of their own first. But not here in the US. We spend lots of money taking care of other working poor in the 3rd world countries so people like you can shop for cheap chinese crap @ WM.

            If you indeed do raise money for Veterans (questionable claim on your part) then you know damn well that the VA issues have long preceded this administration. But just keep pointing your racist finger @ the black boy in your WH. You know – what your teabilly rally t-shirt says.

          • J_in_TX

            Let’s get one thing straight real quick. I have tried to be civilized with you, which is really hard to do with you calling me names, including a liar. I know very well about the VA issues. I use the VA for my health care. They just came to a head under this administration due to the incompetence and lack of leadership. The entire US medical system will soon be just like the VA as a result of Obamacare. BTW you racist ass, I have 3 children that are 1/2 Hispanic. I have 5 grandchildren that are 1/2 black. My current wife is 1/4 Apache. So, the only racist I see here is you. I work with our soldiers and their families daily to help them adjust to redeployment. I work every day to try to keep them from killing themselves because they come home and have to face the fact they no longer have a job due to downsizing and their is no work in the civilian community thanks to the policies of your idol Obama. I don’t give a damn what color his skin is. He is the worst president in many decades. You are a sleazy liberal that could care less about the state of this country. That is proven by your votes for Obama in the last 2 elections. You have no idea about the Constitution and the ongoing destruction of the Constitution by this president and his minions in the various unConstitutional agencies and appointed positions. I suggest you look in the mirror before you call anyone names in the future. You are the ignorant one here, not me and the TEA Party members you so despise. That’s another thing about liberals. They hate and despise anyone that doesn’t agree with them. Must be hard going through life filled with so much hate. Glad I’m not in your shoes.

          • kathy

            Well you would be wrong about my votes. I didn’t vote for BO in 2008 but I had to swallow hard ot vote for McCain knowing the your bumbling bimbo barbie would only be heartbeat away from the Oval office. I did vote for Bo in 2012 because your MittWitt and LyinRyan were the most evil people that I know. Read the comments today @ jsonline and madison.com about Ryan’s book and his attempt to distance himself from the white Rethugs that he is an intregal part of.

            Maybe your soldiers wouldn’t have trouble finding family supporting jobs if we didn’t allow companies like WM to buy cheap chinese crap they they pay poverty wages to. If you shop at WM YOU are part of the problem.

            Sorry but I am not the ignorant one. You own that title J. You live in TX where you only know how to vote for crooks – Perry, Cruz, Johnson, Bush, Haussmann and so many more. What the hell is in the water down there?

          • J_in_TX

            What’s in the water down here? It’s called Freedom. You should try it you twerp.

          • kathy

            Ya freedom!!!! Where are you at with the secession plans? You can’t seem to do anything right down there. You don’t like ‘Murika? Get the hell out. Go to one of those countries where they don’t have any of these evil socialist programs like universal health care, free education, safe food, water and air. Oh. . . . you don’t want to live in those countries? Welcome home dumbass.

          • J_in_TX

            You’re the only dumbass in this conversation. I love America. That’s why I’m fighting dumbass liberals like you to save it. You are the one that needs to go to one of those socialist countries since you seem to like all the socialist programs. You need to wake up and smell the coffee.

          • kathy

            Except there is nothing Socialist about what’s going on in this country. It’s all just happening in your demented brain. I’m guessing that your been ingesting too much of that fracking water because when your leaders tell you that there is no harm in fracking and you just belly up to the bar and tell them to fill you up. Please stop trying to save this country with your whacked out ideas. Thanks!

          • J_in_TX

            It’s obvious you are blind if you can say, with a straight face, “Except there is nothing Socialist about what’s going on in this country.” You are the one with whacked out ideas. My ideas are those of the Constitution and our Founding Fathers. Yours are those of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, et al.

          • Becky

            You also have to be a young one – so young you’ve been educated in our “COMMUNIST” indoctrination system. People with YOUR lack of intelligence and knowledge are what is destroying this country.

          • Becky

            Yeah she really is. As I told her, she’s one of those so damned stupid she doesn’t even know she is. Pathetic. On other blogs we call them TROLLS. Stupid, Liberal Parrots who can’t come up with an original thought among the whole bunch of them.

          • AirFrank

            Keep in mind dumbass, progressives gave us the KKK, Jim Crow laws, segregation and a thousand other communist ideas.

          • david b cordick

            i try to stay out of these arguments, but sometimes i just have to put in my two cents worth. kathy, you seem to think that we america loving people that dont live in your liberal world are idiots. not really, i would like to point out to you that the universal health care, free education, are not free, we taxpayers pay for them. safe food? you had better start checking the labels for the countries of origin on food. i know im just a dumbass retired military, but i do try to keep up. one hell of a lot of the food being sold in this country is not from this country. i have read many articles on this subject, fish from china are fed and raised on chicken shit from chickens living above the ponds and crapping in the water. honey is a big problem. perdue ships their chickens to china to be processed and then sent back here, why? few inspectors, lax inspections, sanitary conditions and workers that dont make any kind of a decent paycheck. these add up to danger to us, so when people start dying or sickening, our government makes a lot of noise but does nothing. water here is another horror story, bottled water is worse than tap water, that is the bottled water that isnt tap water.

          • Cameron Triplett Sr

            I think you have a typo! Should it be TWERK instead of twerp?

          • Becky

            Kathy you’d better stop while you’re ahead. You sincerely seem to be one of those Soooooo stupid you have no idea how reprehensible you appear to others.

          • AirFrank

            You’re right, you aren’t ignorant, You’re stupid. Ignorance we can fix.

          • omegaman

            Yeah, but you’re a moron.

          • 094870

            Great job in bashing this idiot. Thanks brother in arms. I put 20 yrs. in for MY country and am damn prode of it. If I had it to do all over again I would do it, and if I have to do it here in MY own country I would do it. I am still able to care my own weight and do not need anyone to carry me up the hill.I’m 72 yrs. old so DON”T get in my way. I can put 5 rounds in someones head at 30yrs. So back off people.

          • J_in_TX

            Thanks brother. I put 23 1/2 in and I am also damn proud of it. You have a few years on me, but I’ll be right there with you should the need arise. The eyes aren’t as good as they use to be, but like you, I’m still a damn good shot.

          • omegaman

            094870- Spell check next time.

          • Deborah Busby

            You’re pathetic……really? That’s beyond ridiculous, don’t you have better things to worry about instead of an online post that had a spelling mistake? Are you stuck in elementary school?

          • Cameron Triplett Sr

            Thank you sir! She gets me so peeved it’s hard to stay civil.

          • Deborah Busby

            kathy seems to have so much hate – and obviously feels superior to the average human being. That’s a lonely place to be.

          • Becky

            What an incredible ignoramus!

          • AirFrank

            Wrong again. A truly civilized country gives their citizens liberty. Liberty to define life as we see fit with minimal government interference.

          • Cameron Triplett Sr

            you’re the first one to interject race into this

          • Worthless troll.

          • Guest

            Ooooohh – I want to but I won’t waste much of my time with the likes of someone like you. You speak as the loser you are. Have a nice friggin life being miserable all the while thinking you are superior to the mainstream.

          • kathy

            You label me with your own identifier? LMAO!

          • AirFrank

            More ignorance. We are not a democratic Republic, we are in a Constitutional Republic. But I wouldn’t expect a libturd to know any better.

          • J_in_TX

            You are correct. My error. However, if there are any libturds in this conversation it is you.

          • Cameron Triplett Sr

            We are a Republic w/a democratic form of gov’t, if I recall correctly, but it’s been 45 yrs since I graduated HS.

          • Becky

            Hey Texan, thanks for responding to this uneducated idiot Liberal. It seems the ONLY arrow in their quiver is the “Bad Koch Brothers”. I am so tired of their rote idiocy in following the Communist talking points the (once) Dems put out.

          • Cameron Triplett Sr

            tell’er!

          • disqus_pNhkHlXhCQ

            I am appalled at those of you who really don’t know anything, will spout off as though it is gospel. You have no idea what Walmart Heirs have or have not done. Someone has to work to make all those millions and it is probably them.

          • kathy

            Oh please! Walton’s heirs working hard? Give me a freaking break. Alice the twit built a billion dollar art museum in Bentonville so she could ‘make a difference’. You wanna make a difference Alice? Pay your employees a family supporting wage so I don’t have to subsidize your wealth with social welfare programs for your employees.

            What a bunch of ignorant sheeple.

          • AirFrank

            Wow, I can’t decide if your just ignorant or actually stupid.

          • Becky

            Holy God. I find it beyond comprehension that there are STILL people as uninformed and smug about their lack of knowledge as you are. The TEA Party is as representative of our America as you can get. Unless, of course, you are ANTI America.

          • kathy

            Omg Becky! I am so sad for you that you think that the tea billies represent mainstream ‘Murika. Please all of you turn off FUX News. It’s eating your brains from the inside out. The tea party is the biggest joke in this country and you don’t even have a clue.

          • david b cordick

            seeing as how you are so well off, with everything paid for and making good money, why dont you adopt a couple of those illegal mexican families streaming across the border, invited by your savior, barack

          • Cameron Triplett Sr

            First off, I’m glad that you can & DO donate a lot of your time & money to charities. Before my stroke left me 100% disabled, I was a volunteer fire fighter, reserve police officer, EMT-B volunteering as a first responder prepping patients before the ambulance arrived. Even so I had no money left over after bills to donate.
            I agree w/you on the comment about greedy WM heirs. Old Sam wasn’t like them at all. He ought to slap their mamas because the heirs don’t have his blood line!
            Since you are so successful as a business-person, can you understand that if the gov’t lowered business taxes that more businesses would stay in or return to the USA? Why must employees be paid top dollar for basement-level quality work in many cases? (often union BTW) There is a LOT that needs to be straightened out in America for things to turn around. My Bible (no, I’m not a Bible-thumper) tells me that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. People get greedy & want more & more, w/o caring who gets hurt in the short or long run. In effect, Americans are cutting their noses off just to spite their faces.

          • kathy

            Sorry Cameron its apparent that you know NOTHING about unions except the pap that is fed to you by the 1%. Unions were responsible for the advent of apprenticeships so that newbies to the trades could expect earn in a responsible and thorough manner both with on the job and classroom training.

            You are absolutely right that the greedy an never have enough. The rich just keep getting richer and the poor just keep getting poorer. Is the suit in the corner office really work 400x the guy that cleans his toilet? When will the rich and their little sheeple followers figure out the supply side economics has never worked? You can’t put a product on a shelf or offer a service and expect that people will flock to buy it when they can’t even get off the bottom tiers on the Heirarchy of Needs. How many people are working @ WM or gas stations because their family supporting jobs were shipped overseas to some where the workers are paid $2/hr with no benefits and no workplace safety rules. Can you live on $2/hr? Can you afford to buy even the crap made in China on $2/hr? Get real and quite blaming everything on the unions. The unions brought the middle class to this country and you are one of the idiots who would kill it because you think that the rich even give a shit about you. If you are disabled I have assume that you are on some sort of dole. You then, sir, are one of the “takers” that Mittwitt and LyinRyan ran their campaign on. Good luck with your welfare check if the R/teabillies take back the WH.

          • You are pathetic. You wouldn’t be barfing up all the progressive/communist talking points if you were as successful as you say you are. You wouldn’t be here trolling the Tea Party if you weren’t getting paid for it. You don’t contribute in any other way than denigrating the Tea Party.

          • Jeff Horton

            I like the tea party they make sense. And the liberal media has tried to crush them. So has the two parties Republicans and Democrats. The media is controlling The American peoples minds by telling us who is electable and who isn’t. The media will ruin this country not Walmart. Even though I hate Walmart I’ll give them that, but I still won’t shop there.

          • kathy

            Went over your head omega? Your brains turn to mush when you watch FUX News.

          • Cameron Triplett Sr

            You should watch O’Reilly for just one month & then see how “FUX” News corrupts brains. I dare you.

        • Are you paid to put down the Tea Party? Why do you add something unnecessary about them every time you post? Trolls are the lowest form of life, right under progressive liberals and Communists.

          • kathy

            Little defensive about the teabilly title? Maybe you ought to rethink your association with the low IQ racists.

      • organic girl

        On the job, on the clock insurance is required by law.
        It’s called Workmen’s Compensation, and it covers only health issues caused or suffered while at work.
        And it isn’t free, because we all pay for it through the prices we pay for merchandise. The employer’s cost for this coverage is a percentage of gross payroll, in my state it’s 2.9 percent. States differ according to which insurance company provides the coverage.

        Our Walmart has cut ALL workers except salaried managers to part time to avoid health insurance. Many were cut from 40+ hours a week to 28. Your son must be in management, because only management get bonuses at Walmart. That’s the reality. Walmart’s 10% employee discount is a nice perk, though.

        The way Walmart “invests” in American businesses is to contract with medium- to small-sized manufacturers for huge production lots, more than they could ever sell on their own. Then Walmart turns the tables after they’ve gone into debt to expand, and WMT lowers the next year’s bid price or tacks on additional fees/costs just to continue to do business with them. Then WMT either buys the business dirt cheap — at a loss to the owner — or puts the owner out of business by not renewing contracts.

        There is nothing honorable in doing business with Walmart sharks.
        However I’m glad that your son was able to find a job at all in this economy.

      • zeprin

        It’s not that people are going online for more of their shopping. While that maybe true it isn’t a big enough fraction to make a measurable difference in Walmarts bottom line. And it’s not that people are doning “More Focuesd Shopping”. The 600lb Gorrila in the room is people have less money or they have the same money they had 2 and 3 years ago, but prices have kept climbing to where they are only buying necessities. And that only when they must. This is becoming a four tier economy. The wealthy who do not have to worry about spending. Those lucky enough to earn enough to stay ahead of the curve. Those on the Dole. And everyone else who has to pay their own way..

    • Mark Clemens

      A Men! Right On!
      I come from a small community in North Florida. To this day we don’t have a Wal Mart. Our grocery store has been in the same family before statehood. Hardware Store same family since 1888. Local Dry goods, feed, tact, restaurants all local family owned. They still make it OK down there. You might pay a little more, but your feeding people you KNOW, Helping them send their kids to college, improve their life and put life back into your local communities. I very seldom go into a Wal Mart, because the money that gets spent there helps COMMUNIST CHINA.
      But hay! Even though I don’t shop there, and because they won’t work people 40hrs a week. I get to subsidize their employees through Food Stamps, Medicade, and other government assistance I don’t even know about!!!!!
      God bless all you cheap people for shopping Wal-Mart and bankrolling the communist!

      • abc__jps

        I live in Fla. and would love a small hardware store etc. tell me where you live so I can move there

        • Mark Clemens

          I’d hate to be responsible for messing up the county. They would all kick my ass. If your in Florida it’s not hard to find. There are only 67 counties. Its one if the ones w/out hotels.
          We don’t care much for outsiders……

          • abc__jps

            Guess you are right I would feel the same way Duval County is about to fall to the illegal population. Can’t get near the Wal Mart even if you want to shop there

          • Mark Clemens

            You have a better chance of finding me in a Wal Mart, than Jacksonville. That’s Jerry Springer’s waiting room!!!

          • abc__jps

            You are so right Mark. Duval County is not what it use to be. Its a hot hell hole full of illegal and dangerous thugs. Not safe to go out at night every day brings drive by shooting, killings and lots of robbery. Some of us have to live here where we have lived for years and work. thanks for understanding how bad it is.

          • 094870

            I hope you stay locked and loaded.

          • J_in_TX

            I used to live in Jax. My daughter and grandkids still do. I was stationed at Mayport for 12 1/2 years in the ’80s and ’90’s. It used to be a nice town. I keep trying to get my daughter to get out of there before it gets too late.

          • abc__jps

            80’s and 90’s were good years in Jacksonville. But now its some place to stay away from. The town has a lot to offer but the population has gotten very dangerous pretty soon we will be on the level with Chicago and for the same reason.

          • disgusted demacrat

            dade county was lost with the cubans swarming in there in the late sixtys, and with the liberal scum in the past 25 yrs I left in 1990 and moved to one of the good red states south Carolina.And I did bring the flag..

        • Ian

          Ever been in an Ace hardware? But much of their stuff is made in China or the far east but you will never find better service or more helpful people!

        • 094870

          Mark watch out , some people say things to find out your location. Be smart. Guide your tounge.

      • ffajaz681

        Point out any store that does not have product made in China, have fun as being in construction for more than 40 years almost all is make in China, hard to find anything not made there.

        • omegaman

          Great English, Bozo.

          • Joseph Spicer

            What about his english(ffajz681) he is right not too many products is made here anymore such as auto parts most made out of the country,but of course you will call me a bozo also.

        • 1commonjoe

          Yep!

        • Mark Clemens

          Carlton’s General Merchandise
          In Rover Tennessee. You’d be hard pressed to find Chinese goods in there. General Store in Fly Tennessee.

          • ffajaz681

            Little to far to drive for most is US but good for them if that is true. Walmart is buying US where they can

          • Mark Clemens

            I bet there’s a place around you. Oh yea Mars Brothers supply in Mckeesport Pa. Vast majorty of their products are local Pittsburgh made. You just have to take the time to look like I do. Mars Bros. actually had window cranks, nobody else in the Pittsburgh area had…….

          • ffajaz681

            I live in North Central Arkansas are only local stores no chains, they all carry stuff from China is hard to even find anything made all in US. that is good quality. Like Kline tools.

      • Ian

        So 90% of the stuff on Amazon that I have seen is Chinese or at least Asian and remember who;s fault that is, In the years BC (Before Clinton, China was our greatest enemy, The Yellow Peril!! Bill Clinton decide to change that and overnight declared the chinks as “Our most favored trading partner! That opened the flood gates to enable China to flood this country with Chinese Junk.. The theory was we would sell lots of American stuff to China, did not happen of course. Walmart is America’s biggest employer and gives many people who would be unemployable the chance to earn a living wage with free or inexpensive benefits! And provides working class people value for their hard earned money

        • Mark Clemens

          That all could fixed in one week, if congress would grow a set of balls, and quit letting Big Biz buy and sell them like the political whores they are. All we have to do is Tariff Chinese goods valued over $300 per unit. Avoiding that tax, might inspire some companies to move back here.
          Jeffrey Immelt (GE CEO, JOB CZAR)
          Sent his X-Ray division from Wisconsin to china last year. Next year GE’s Diesel Locomotive manufacturing will be moved from Buffalo NY to China.
          Big Biz is counting on “A obedient dog, won’t bite the hand that feeds it”
          That’s why we have Citizens United, for Big Biz can keep the politicians in CHECK. What we need in congress are Mad Dogs, who will bite the doners hand, but be loyal to the people who sent him/her to DC.
          MONEY=SPEECH.
          That means whoever has the most money, has the LOUDEST VOICE.
          Do you have $10,000 each time you need your congressman’s ear?

        • 094870

          JUNK is right. It is very poor quality. Remember this kind of stuff is what we build out high risers out of. Bad,Bad.

        • Mark Clemens

          I know Clinton got the ball rolling, the two clowns after him kept the ball rolling…… Just because something looks good on paper, doesn’t mean it will always work out here in the world. This and the drug war are failed policies that we shall follow to the bitter end…….

    • puglianana

      I am not a Wal Mart fan,however, I don’t know where you live, but, here, they start you out at $10.20 per hour which isn’t bad for those who aren’t qualified for other jobs. But, I notice that their prices have increased. Also, you mention Costco, read the labels, they are more and more buying from China. China is a big investor to Costco. I worked there for several years and being they are anti Christian, I quit. I know for a fact, before those coupon books come out, the prices are increased, especially on your staple items. You think your are getting a bargain but you aren’t really. Also you have to be a really good shopper, to know what is a value and what isn’t. Jim the CEO is one of obama’s biggest supporters and everytime he throws a fund raising event the membership is increased $5.00. One Christmas one customer complained about Christmas music and it was shut down, until another customer reminded the manager, that they make a huge profit off the Christian population and that the season is why we have Christmas. The music was put back on.

      • Doug

        COSTCO stands for China Off Shore Trading Company, so of course, COSTCO would have items from China.

        • 1commonjoe

          I won’t buy any LG products either. That is Strickly China’s brand and stands for “Lifes Good”. Yeah maybe for them. But I had 1 LG product and it was a rip off. Worked till manufacture warrenty was off. I bought a different lable after that, never LG again.

          • frank jackson

            LG is South Korea, not China. I have owned LG cell phones for over 10 years with good results. I bought a so-called US product (Whirlpool washer) and after 18 months it sounded like I was trying to start my car with the engine. Three different repairmen told me that this is normal. I can’t afford $600 every 18 months. So I bought an LG, working fine as is the LG refrigerator.

          • Jeff Horton

            Try a Maytag. Whirlpool has been crap for years.

          • organic girl

            Whirlpool owns Maytag.

          • Jeff Horton

            But both are made to different standards. They are not exactly the same. Our John Deere Oil was made by Standard oil. but to John Deere specs. that are higher than Most standard oil specs.

          • organic girl

            Companies buy and sell brand names, not necessarily quality or workmanship. You’re thinking about the way manufacturing worked back in the 1960s.

            Whirlpool had a factory in Evansville Indiana for 54 years. I knew many people who worked there. They closed the plant and moved operations to Mexico, laying off the final 1100 workers in 2010. The 1.7Million sq ft factory still sits as a huge empty shell. The new Mexican plant assembles Whirlpool, and they slap the Maytag name along with all the other labels Maytag owned (Admiral is one) onto products made for specific markets. Home Depot , lowes, etc…they are the ones who define the features on the named label appliances they sell. Other models are made to be sold under a brand name, but the brands are under one umbrella.

            Samsung makes appliances as well as parts for major name brands, including Maytag, Whirlpool, Panasonic, GE. Samsung also makes refrigerator compressors and motors for most brands sold today.

            Here’s a list that explains a lot. Or not.
            http://www.appliance411.com/purchase/sears.shtml

            It’s all a game, and the consumer loses.

          • Roselind Berry

            I will buy only Maytag for the laundry. I’ve had other brands, but Maytag lasts and lasts. When repairs are needed, we buy genuine Maytag parts and do a homemade repair. If I couldn’t find Maytag, it would have to be Amana, also owned by Maytag.

      • 094870

        Good for you. I will not buy from them either. Nor will I buy from Target or from Starbucks any more because the cater to abortion and the gay rights systems. I really don’t care what people think of me on that issue. You don’t like it, to bad. That is my right.

        • Jeff Horton

          Great buy from those whom think like you do. That is the only way we can turn this country around, from the gutter.

          • omegaman

            How did the “gutter” get into this conversation?

          • Jeff Horton

            Obviously you haven’t paid attention, where this country is headed! And it’s political correctness is a large reason. yes Political correctness has us in the gutter. Everything from unions in schools, pushing their agendas. To drugs and sexual preference issues. Then we have the race card, and religion issues. Yes this country is in the gutter. And fits into this conversation.

      • Jeff Horton

        Funny how discounts work. People always told me they got discounts at Auto parts stores. A secret is there are many price structures in auto parts. It isn’t about the discount it is the bottom price you pay and quality that you don’y know till after the part fails. It might be lifetime warranty but who pays for the labor. The parts company gamble that you will sell your car or lose your receipt. The consumer loses all around. You have to know the business to figure out what to buy from a dealer or parts house. Never buy a lifetime warranty Water pump. It will go out in a year. I always but one from the dealer. They are a higher quality. ever wonder why the original one last so long.

      • Harvey Melton

        target is the same way they are pro gay anti veteran anti christian, way back when the started i bought from them but wasnt aware of their policies then since then i shop somewhere else.

        • Richard M

          You can say the same about Menards.

    • RobertNorwood

      You can go into any of these stores and find some things reasonably priced and others no cheaper than any supermarket. I don’t go into any of them, I can find value by shopping wisely and locally and keeping my eyes open.
      See a bargain on a brand name detergent – stock up. Walmart is full of China made crap and people who buy crap. They stock up on crap like big plastic toys that break in a week.

    • loran

      Spoken like a true liberal.

      • jack

        Remember that liberalism is a mental disorder.

        • loran

          A disorder or a disease? I have family friends(if one can call them that) who have family members who actually do bring lawsuits against Wal-mart. They really believe that Walmart is an oppressive organization which treats their workers like the slaves were treated. They really hate Walmart and no one will change their minds.

          • jack

            Oh well. When I worked retail, if I didn’t like what I was making I would talk to my manager about it. If we couldn’t work it out , I always had the option to move on. I did and made out very well. I opened a machine shop and got along with my employees unbelievably. There’s always a better way if we’ll make it happen.

          • kathy

            I’d be interested in talking to the employees. I’m betting they have a different story.

          • 094870

            Wecome to capitalism, It’s great isn’t it. There are many that don’t think so. That is what I call stupidity. Not capitalism but the ones that don’t like it. MOVE TO A SOIALISTIC country then. Or communitistic one. BUY.

        • kathy

          Remember that teabillyism is a mental disorder. there fixed that for ya Jack. You’re welcome.

          • jack

            Yes Kathy, you really got me. Now, liberalism is a mental disorder.

    • sirgareth

      You should buy your gasoline only from mom and pop shops who explore drill refine and deliver it to you.

      • Ian

        Ha Ha

    • Betty Weaver Woods

      You know why there so many” Made in China” articles in our stores? Because of the Unions. They have made the price
      of Everything so high that local businesses cannot compete with China. It is the Unions who have ruined the auto industry in the US. They demand such high saleries , medical and other perks for their employees that our industries have to raise prices to break even. They are priced out of all competition!!

      • Joseph Spicer

        you are correct Betty

      • Mark Clemens

        Thats Bull. Here in Tennessee we have Nissan and Volkswagen. Neither are union, but pay a living wage and offer perks. Their auto prices are not any lower then Ford, Chevy, GM. Do you know why the auto industry is still state side?

        • Becky

          Sale price is and always has been “What the Market WILL BEAR”. American manufacturer prices determine that. That is simple REAL economics.

          • Mark Clemens

            No,
            GM, Chrysler, and Ford were on their way to Mexico (Ford), China (GM), and Germany (Chrysler) Obama and his 2008 congress slipped a 42% Auto Tariff into a Bill to keep them state side.
            GM and Chrysler were going to take BAIL OUT money and run. This is when we bailed out Freddy & Fanny and they got million dollar bonuses, and a $500,000 weekend retreat.

          • Jeff Horton

            Hey you should look where those parts come from in your american car. Your car is mostly assembled in america. most of your car is not from america. You can’t buy quality parts anymore they are all made in China and don’t forget India.

          • Mark Clemens

            Hey,
            So just because everyone else is doing it, don’t make it right.
            By the way you try to justify it, I’m guessing you have no problem handing our Manufacturing economy to the Communist……
            “If you can’t defeat your enemy on the field of battle. Defeat them on the field of economics. The result will be the same with out the bloodshed” -Karl Marx.
            Sending a workforce abroad is step #2 in the Communist Manifesto. Thats so you’ll have less tax payers, so the treasury will go broke.
            Step #1 is engaging in endless foreign wars. So your treasury will have to pay for ammunition, clothing, troops, supplys, supply lines.
            But hey, thank God you get tricked so EZ. All over saving a few dollars.

          • Harvey Melton

            everything in this current administration is geared toward the communist model. very punitive in measure and pro elitist.

          • Jeff Horton

            I never said it was right, it is what happened. Our government and unions, have screwed the american people, In a way we will never recover from. We have so many regulations we might already be communist. After all, regulations are laws passed by people, that we never voted into office. It is a way politicians avoid the hard vote. Their hands are clean while the commissions do their dirty work. We need to do away with that power, these commissions have, Such as the EPA. Now that global warming is not a proven fact. So they change it to climate change. I have news the climate has always changed. I’m on your side but the unions are not, they are for their selves.

          • Mark Clemens

            Let’s talk about Unions……
            Like our government, they started out looking out for the people (workers in unions case), but both got to big and greedy.
            The way a Union gets money is through dues. The more members, the more money. Less members, less money. Common sense question here… Why would the union send jobs overseas? The fat union bosses don’t want to actually work, so they need to keep membership’s up.
            Big Biz (mainly manufacturing) are the ones who LOBBIED Congress to reduce tariffs so manufacturing could be profitable overseas. They worked on this through the 80s & 90s. Lots of lobby money tied up in this. I believe Big Biz is using the unions like a scapegoat.
            Now I’m surprised different unions dont have TV adds saying how companies like GE are taking jobs away from American families, and giving them to communist families & governments.
            Just something to think about, that isn’t mentioned a lot. ……

          • Pam Dunn

            Thanks for revealing that you are a low life UNION slug and moron.

          • Mark Clemens

            Thank you for letting us know you would rather your money help communists families over American families. Commie sympathizers like you are adding families to our welfare rolls, and destroying our children’s future. You know in china there are no unions, same for Russia. The state handles labor issues.
            Chairman Mao is proud of you!
            Commie

          • Roy Austin Smith

            The UNion, composed of Mafia thugs, run it now. They have thousands of men and women on the payroll that never leave their houses. Nothing but thugs now. Time to vote in all 57 states the right to work law

          • Jeff Horton

            It wasn’t intensional and the unions didn’t think how many jobs would leave. And the motivation to mechanize the machinery cutting down workers. By the time the unions woke up it was too late. I do not know your age, but this process started in the 60’s.

          • Roy Austin Smith

            Well, John L. Lewis started the union to keep Rockfeller and JP morgan from working kids and women and men for nothing with no benefits. That was a very good union. But, as of today the union is run by mafia thugs who at one time backed the muslim idiot we have for president.

          • Tony Bertrand

            hey Jeff you are right,, the car with the most parts from the U.S. are Japanese

            http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/How_American_is_Your_Car/

          • Raymond Babcock

            How true soon enough workers in America will not earn enough to buy what they produce. China owns they American Goverment.

          • Dawn Harsley

            Never should Obama have bailed out Chrysler. They are owned by a private company who refused to bail them out. The American taxpayer is still on the hook for the Chrysler bailout and will never get our money back. The GM bailout was made simply so Obama could orchestrate GM’s bankruptcy, protecting the UAW and other labor unions. Had GM filed bankruptcy on their own, the result would have been the same other than the fact that existing union contracts would no doubt have been declared null and void. Instead, the unions got the sweetheart deal and the bondholders were left with nothing; virtually unheard of in bankruptcy filings.

          • ed8101

            Along with all that, GM used teh bailout money to build a big plant in China.

          • Dawn Harsley

            It was simply Obama’s way of paying back the UAW for votes and campaign contributions.

          • Mark Clemens

            Actually Obama & the 2009 congress imposed a 42% auto tariff to keep auto industry stateside.

          • Mark Clemens

            Bush jr bailed everyone out in late 2007- early 2008.

          • Dawn Harsley

            Not true. Bush and Paulson proposed the bailout……Congress voted for it. Without Congressional approval it couldn’t have been done. GM was not one of the entities that received bailout money until Obama became president and GM filed for government structured bankruptcy. Actually, all 3 entities were at fault, Bush, Paulson and Congress. Everyone was in panic mode, it was poorly thought out by all 3. A year later, Congress was “outraged” at the size of CEO bonuses yet within 2 days, they could have included some restrictions in the bailout bill as to the size of CEO bonuses and salaries. Nothing like shutting the barn door after the horse escaped. I asked Senator Sherrod Brown why there was no demand that banks bring customer service jobs back to the US as part of receiving bailout money. His answer was that the government couldn’t interfere with private business. That was just a few days before the government took over GM and fired the CEO. So much for not interfering in private business.

          • Pam Dunn

            Left winger moronic sllug;;
            Same old “Blame Bush”
            what’s next? Everybody a
            “RACiST” ?

          • Mark Clemens

            No race cards here, but you are ugly!!!

          • William Vasquez

            always gotta bring up Bush when Obama is mentioned. LOL grow up dude. Bush is long gone. And no bush didnt bail out everybody. Bush had an all democrat congress when he left office. So look to your white elders in the democrat party for blame.

          • Roy Austin Smith

            Gm, FordChrysler all got bail out money. Gm and ford broken even again and the taxpayers fund short billions and billions of dollars. Both went to China using our taxpayers money and built factories.

          • Mark Clemens

            You are wrong. The Big Three, Volkswagen, Nissan, Toyota, Kia manufacture here state side, due to a 42% tariff…….

          • Jeff Horton

            Not all of their models are made here. Kia the Soul is made in korea. I’m sure the others have models that are imported here too. And why should there be a tariff. Explain that to me. Tariffs are used to keep prices high on those cars so american cars can compete to pay for the retirement and medical benefits for the people not working there and those whom still do. In fact less people to support those who have retired. So where does the tariff money go? I think I know to pay benefits promised by the unions. Now the unions are upside down and people leave them then to get a job some people have to join a union that does nothing except collect money. One example is the Cesar Chavez Union the UFW. I’ll explain that one if you like.

          • Mark Clemens

            ……So you think a body should work 25 or more years to grow a company, after that person gets to old, the company should discard them? I bet when you get old you will want some kind of retirement. No the Evil Unions dont get tariff money, the US Treasury does. Also tariffs use to keep jobs anchored stateside, that keeps Americans working, until you kick them out the door for being to old. I bet a brick mason would love to lug brick, block until his 80s…….

          • Jeff Horton

            Mark I worked for a company that had profit sharing and the money was put into an account the company could not touch and we controlled the investments. I would not work for a company that didn’t take care of their people. Nor will I do business. If everyone felt this way there would be no reason for a union.

          • Mark Clemens

            Unfortunately there will always be a riff between workers and employers.
            The worker wants more money and benefits. The company wants to increase their profits, at what ever cost……..
            You know what I think?
            The Left is using Big Biz as a scapegoat
            The Right is using Unions as a scapegoat.
            Bait & Switch
            When the unions go, the Robberbarrons will rise like the Sith…..

          • Mark Clemens

            Are you retired?

          • Jeff Horton

            Check your facts, Ford did not take bail out money.

          • Cameron Triplett Sr

            Some folks need to return to school & re-take economics 101! Unions have long outlived their usefulness.

          • Becky

            I wonder if any schools actually teach real economics anymore? On the other hand, our kids have been educated deliberately to be so stupid, that I’m not sure a course focused on real education would help the dummies.

          • omegaman

            How do you educate to be stupid?

          • Mark Clemens

            “Learn to forget”-George Orwell 1984

          • Becky

            By teaching crap like ‘multiculturism’, green BS, false History, and on and on. Instead of math and hard sciences, literature, and reading and writing. Very few younger people even know how to USE grammar anymore, let alone how to spell. Very poorly educated. Stupid.

          • Doug

            It’s truly frightening, I paid attention in school and as a result, learned to read, write, and spell on a Junior in college level when I was in the 7th grade.
            I see posts by folks here and on G+ that make me weep for the future at how people younger than I, in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s have NO idea how to spell or NOT to end a sentence with a preposition.
            A lot of this could be taken care of by them simply proofreading what they’ve written before they post.

          • Becky

            Yes there is a very definite lack of skills in our language Doug. Although I had to smile at your objection to ending sentences with prepositions. Some things like that depend on area. For instance, where I live, that is a common occurrence. Rather a shortening of a longer sentence. The end just gets left off. Math is the same way. Many years ago I discovered schools were no longer teaching such things as there are 12 inches in a foot. Disgusting to have a population so uneducated and foolish…

          • Doug

            Darlin’, I’m curious, if there are no longer 12 inches in a foot, how many are there?

          • Becky

            😉 Darned if that silly person knew Doug… In yours and my world, we like a dozen….I was afraid to ask her how she figured out measurements. This was in a fabric store! How on earth do you cut cloth for people not knowing measurements?

          • Jeff Horton

            My daughter Graduated High school and couldn’t make Cool-aid. she held up a gallon container and asked if it was large enough to make cool-aid. I told her “it held a gallon. And the pack made two quarts”. Her next statement was sad.” I know but will it hold the right amount”! I asked he how many quarts are in a gallon. and she could not answer. I wonder why she pass math?

          • Becky

            It is very sad isn’t it Jeff? They are simply not being taught any real subjects anymore. Haven’t been since the late 1960s when the Communists took over our education system. The world wants America turned Communist. Can’t do that if you encourage INTELLIGENCE can you?

          • Unique

            That is why the uneducated illegals fit in so well.

          • Becky

            Definitely. Adding more uneducated to ours here. Good strategy for complete and systemic failure. Which is what we currently have going on.

          • Jeff Horton

            They as well as myself were taught in a union school. Put the blame where it belongs. WE lower the standards so more kids can pass.

          • Unique

            They would still make the same mistakes.
            When you do not know, you do not know.

          • Doug

            And not knowing, the illiterati would think their way is the right way.

          • Doug

            Aye, very true Lassie, very true.
            The illiterati seem to relish in their lack of intelligence.

          • Doug

            Delight rather than relish, sorry.

          • Jeff Horton

            The reasom my Grammar is bad I was taught in union schools. Just pass all the kids that way it looks like we are doing our job.

          • Becky

            Passing kids along without success is just part of the Communist program Jeff. ‘Everyone’ is EQUAL under Communism. It’s WHY everyone gets awards and prizes. It was done deliberately to take down people that WERE successful. Not allowed – unless of course, you are the ‘elite’ scum of the world.

          • Dawn Harsley

            You may be right. Several years ago we had a young neighbor who got free Reds tickets for being a “straight A student”. I remember one day we were talking and she said, “I don’t got none”. I just looked at her and asked how she became a straight A student.

          • Jeff Horton

            you mean brain washed. Brain Washed= Mental defect not stupid.

          • Jeff Horton

            Can you say Teacher’s Union. Enough said is why our education is so bad. It isn’t the amount spent it is how it is spent.

          • Becky

            Exactly so Jeff. Education is no longer the GOAL of schools though. Indoctrination is.

          • Jeff Horton

            I just read this article and proof of what you said here.

            California Senate Passes Bill to Indoctrinate Children on President Obama – See more at: http://totalconservative.com/california-senate-passes-bill-to-indoctrinate-children-on-president-obama/#sthash.WWW8hmp8.dpuf

          • Becky

            Thanks Jeff. I am very glad you are paying attention and keeping your eyes open. That is the only thing that is going to save us now.

        • Dawn Harsley

          Their prices may not be any lower but the quality is better, longer warranty periods are being offered.

          • Jeff Horton

            Good point.

        • Skinner

          From one VOL. (Im from Jackson and served in Ft. Campbell-Clarksville) to another I think I see what your saying from the surface. For me, Tennessee isn’t a pro union state as most southern states aren’t. What about Saturn most successful American auto maker in a long time posting higher numbers than the leading giants for like cars was union free and was quashed by GM (given straight over to the Unions) when they got the chance even though clearly they lose more money else where with protesting union cronies. Last I read the overwhelming numbers of new plants for American made vehicles is oversees. Comparing price requires comparing other characteristics like quality and demand. Its nothing to smile about that we are the same price as they when they have better quality, we should be cheaper with same quality or better built for same price. We can’t be less in quality and same in price or we lose. Ive never been a fan of VW since hitler was so fond of them and they supported his financial needs to try and conquer the world. As a mechanic I thought they were crap for german engineering. But the biggest piece of turd on the road currently is the PT-Crusier or Dodge Neon.

          • Guest

            Do you think they will buy it?

          • Skinner

            Will They Buy It? Two of the most successful community organizers of all times! Love their auto makers and hate your guns!

        • Raymond Babcock

          Yes i know why the auto factorys are still in America. It is because the congress told toyota you will build cars in America. If not you will not be allowed to sell cars in America. This is just about they only thing to come out of Washington. That is for they American people.

      • Jeff Horton

        Not all true: you have to add the government to that too. They cater to those unions. Plus with the new min wage increase everything will go up. That is what happened in the 70’s! I was making Min wage, and went backwards with in 3 months. I couldn’t afford close to what I could before my wage increase.

        • Tony Bertrand

          sure they cater to the commie unions,, like all things just follow the money. Sorry there Jeff, you just said what the brain dead followers of the left cannot comprehend,, companies will raise prices to pay for the increase of min wage and the other companies and realtors will raise cost to get part of that money,, rent goes up etc. Plus the layoffs to cut labor cost, more people not working. I just get amazed at these burger flippers protesting that they have been there for 15 yrs and only make 9 bucks an hour and they do not realize they just told the thinking population they have no drive or dream f ever climbing higher, no drive to go to a trade school and become a plumber, electrician or some other trade to make bigger bucks but want the company to just pay him more for doing entry level work.

          • Raymond Babcock

            For my self. It seems like the Goverment does not want you to work. Unless you work for or by the goverment. I can not complain. I have a nice life brought to me by the American Goverment. Free internet service. Apartment central heat and air. Hot and cold running water. I live in the protected lap of luxury. I have been home less. When you are home less you have no friends no family. I”am blessed fully.

          • Tony Bertrand

            good because I have no idea what you are talking about

          • Raymond Babcock

            If you do not understand what i”am saying. There are no amount of words that will make you understand. I live in the United States of America. Enough said.

          • Tony Bertrand

            gee I guess I don’t I live a state of the U.S so it I am not sure. but you are homeless and live in luxury so good luck

          • Raymond Babcock

            Straight across the street from state court house. Yes i get free inter net service.

          • William Vasquez

            Raymond, you dont do the country any service by leeching off the US govt. You dont help out the economy by working with the Federal Govt. YOu are leeching off the taxpayer. Stop being lazy and become a part of the economy. Use that squishy stuff inside your skull and start a business or go learn a trade.

          • Jeff Horton

            Raymond move to China and see how well you will be treated. I’m sure we can find enough doners to send you there one way.

          • William Vasquez

            WOW another clueless person talking about China that knows nothing of China. Please explain yourself better when you claim a statement like that. China is not that bad to live in. I am guessing you think they treat foreigners bad too? wrong. they do not. What I find funny is China actually has a more free market then America right now. I will be opening a second business there in a few more months.

      • TPM

        YES … Unions are a factor. BUT, another factor that is every bit as significant is our ever expanding list of government regulations.

      • Dawn Harsley

        You’re right there. I remember years ago, the slogan, “Look for the union label” and then look at the price tag. US labor unions have priced themselves out of the market. Not only are goods from other countries less expensive, but in many cases, of better quality. At one time, the US led the world in electronics…..names like RCA, Magnavox were considered top brands. Now they’ve been replaced in quality and pricing by Sony, Toshiba and others. I remember when Japanese goods were considered “cheap junk”. Not any longer. US companies and workers became complacent……sat back and not only let other countries catch up, but surpass them. Even the so-called “big three”, GM, Ford and Chrysler have been surpassed by Toyota and Honda among others.

        • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

          The damn UNIONS NEED TO GO PERIOD.

          • William Vasquez

            nah i wouldnt go that far. I hate unions like the next person, let them have em. HOWEVER, they need to give right to work for all states. I should never be forced into unionism. No job should be solely Union by force. that is the problem with America right now. Unions are in bed with the govt right now. For example, if I worked on a public school electrical lines(non union), a union can go in and strip them out. because it wasnt done by a union member. Then they will turn around and bill the school for it.

            that should never happen. And I shouldnt be required to join a union to do trade work.

            So yeah right to work is the way to go. If they want to give up a portion of their pay to some fat white guy at the top of the food chain called the UNIONS then let them.

        • countryfarmlady

          look a bit deeper all auto’s now have over seas parts and are in greater control of the companys as they have basically own so much stock which controlds the companys and bout out the brand name of even of all of the auto company’s

          • Jeff Horton

            You can’t buy an American car any longer. Most if not all the parts are built over seas. The unions have priced their selves out so now they are trying to unionize min wage jobs. These unions are corrupt and to prove the ineffectiveness of these unions. In a right to work state people do as well or better with out a union in their life.

        • Unique

          Talk about the big three. I think I read somewhere that the unions
          wan the assembly line people at the big three to get $49.00 an hour
          to put the cars together. I can not wait for the robots to take those
          $49.00 an hour jobs. These unions are so gready. They even want
          people making $10.00 an hour to join the unions and pay the dues
          so the union big shots can get nice retirement pay.

          • Raymond Babcock

            I have been lead to belive workers at GM on the line get $75,00 dollars an hour. Back in the 1980s a friend of mine got $35,00 dollars an hour.

        • Raymond Babcock

          Do not for get Toyota is made in America. G.M. is put together in America. Built the world over.

        • Raymond Babcock

          What be came of the television factory. Japan would build televisions and sell them for less then it took build and put on shelf.

      • survivor33

        You are soooo rght Betty. The reason some people are always negative about Walmart is that Walmart will NOT join a union. I shop at Walmart and see things I do not approve of but it’s still better than paying the “union big wigs” all that money and also companies that are under the unions MAKE the employees join the union and have to pay monthly dues, whether they want to or not.

        • Jeff Horton

          I don’t shop there and union or wages have nothing to do with it. Long story short I feel I was ripped off for 50.00. So I havent been back in 15 yrs I wonder how much that 50.00 cost them.

          • survivor33

            Well Jeff, probably didn’t hurt their pocket books at all because their are more shoppers that probably still shop there than not. Don’t know why you think you got ripped off but if you bought something and it went on sale in the near future and can always take your sales receipt back and they will adjust it for you. I have done this several times with no problem. BUT the unions are the main reason for Walmart’s negative comments in the news and else where, like yourself.

      • keithbreedlove

        thank you. My point exactly.

      • Skinner

        Kudos for you Betty! Hit the nail right on the head. Also Wal-Mart is one of the largest employers in the country. They are one of the largest charitable companies in the world. Also you have to call out Federal regulations (that clearly favor the unions) as well as out of control brown shirt government departments like the EPA that makes it hard to even build or create anything here in the states. Does the EPA realize this is one world. Even if you stifle the economy here it just booms it somewhere else at least when it booms here we take better care than most. There have been many infractions by Americans but it doesn’t come close to those of Russia and China those guys will dump anything, anywhere on anyone. Common sense protection is good but the “pipeline will hurt the environment” (same rhetoric for the Alaskan pipeline) has been proven already to be BS yet they push it again anyway and kill American jobs in the process. Plus when I go to Wal-Mart its for food and everyday items not specialty items. So less time I have to drive for common items the less fuel is burned and the less drilling is needed and the less carbon is emitted. So what’s the problem EPA oh they don’t fit in the Liberal world so F-em. A country built by geniuses and ran by idiots.

    • WalMart depends on the poor shopping there — very often w/food stamps — and the poor are spending more and more on fuel by necessity which means buying less of that cheap plastic trash from China in the toy aisle.

    • omegaman

      mic66 — That has been the case from day one. Just realizing it? Welcome to the real world.

    • jack

      If you’re worried about somebody making more than you, then start a business of your own. Also I have a Walmart about 1 mile from me. No crime, a lot of jobs. Every body’s happy.

      • kathy

        You really are out of touch with the world around you aren’t you Jack.

    • 1commonjoe

      Other stores buy and sell made in China too. Aldi’s store brand foods tastes Lousy and they don’t always beat Walmarts or other grocercy store prices.

    • frank jackson

      Whatever you don’t stand up or you will break your neck! Walmart employees do NOT ‘have to work full time for a year’ to get insurance. Like many large companies, they have an annual (usually in October-November) time to signup for insurance. A full time employee can sign up after 90 days. A part time employee can sign up after 52 weeks depending on how many hours they have. Remember some part time employees only work 2 days a week by choice. At my store starting wage for a cashier (checker) is about $9.00+. I have to laugh at your comment that it saps money from smaller stores. We had a local store that was part of a statewide chain whose prices when the items were on sale were higher than the item in the Walmart store. They were even high when they were closing the store. The only thing I miss about that store is that they had a nice deli that sold good pizza and they were within walking distance of the place I worked. The Walmart has been open over 15 years now and that is the ONLY store that went out of business and blamed Walmart. And we have a large area to cover, in that we are probably the only store in a 100 mile radius. You hears me right. 100 mile radius.

    • Dawn Harsley

      WalMart is a whole lot better than Target who won’t allow the Salvation Army and our Veterans to solicit donations on their property. I don’t shop at WalMart very often but I never shop at Target. Any company that doesn’t support our Veterans gets no money from me.

    • Ken Trefaller

      Costco’s President is a big Obama supporter. I hold my nose when I go in there.

    • Ken Trefaller

      Nobody is forcing the employees to work there. If they refused Walmart would woon go out of business.

      • Ken Trefaller

        Obamas taxes on corporate America are so high that they do relocate over seas. Wake up America The corporations don’t pay the taxes the consumer does, thus making the retail price higher and forcing the corps to go over seas.

    • Pam Dunn

      You sound just like a left winger liberal union idiot.

    • nvrat

      For all the products Wal-Mart carries, I`m not sure you can find an equivalent product that`s made in America any more at an affordable cost. Even the brand Name products are made in China. The Unions are making sure that it stays that way. Next comes the fast food industry and a decline in McDonalds, Wendys, Jack in The Box, etc. Who knows what will happen when Taco Bell, Del Taco and other Mexican fast food chains start collapsing Riots will ensue

    • mamamayhem

      Thank goodness, someone who’s educated on the modern day slave plantation-minded, sweat shop dealings evil giant that is Walmart. They’re beyond corrupt in their pactices in basic employee rights. The methods in which they skim hours in order to keep employees from obtaining benefits is appalling. I know employees and heard many things to say the least, especially around the holidays.

    • keithbreedlove

      Walmart’s turning to China is very simple . . . buy American, pay more. I bought my last American-made car over 30 years ago and saw it go belly-up a mere 3 years later. I’ve bought Japanese since then. Am I unamerican or unpatriotic? Well, how patriotic is it to screw your fellow citizens with higher prices and lower quality?

    • vietnamvet1971

      Go back in your HOLE Liberal.

    • marlene.langert

      No wonder you list yourself only as “guest”, you do not want people to know who you are, but we do know how stupid you are. Betty is correct about the unions and the prices. Walmart provides poor people and others of us with many goods for reasonable prices. They also give jobs to seniors and not-so-brights that other companies would not hire.
      Their products last a long time and serve the purpose. Their food products are cheaper for the same thing than any where else.

      Sam was a very religious Christian and so is his family. They do not cheat people. You would probably rather buy in a fancy store whose clothes fall apart and whose food spoils quickly, just to say you bought in a fancy store.

    • ONLYJB1

      You can’t stock the shelves with made in America! The unions have made this possible. Tell me, what is made in America today? For instance, cars once made entirely in the USA, now piece milled out all over the world! Why? Well, I answered that in my second sentence!

    • jakex_iii

      see Betty Weaver Woods comment, plus: many ‘American Made’ companies are out of business because of lack of competent workers, as well as – they don’t make the products any more (wages, unions, etc.),

    • Big__Nate

      This message was brought to you courtesy of the SEIU Labor Union that wants you to go stuff yourself. Just send money so they can go to St Bart’s and sip Mohitoes.

    • Kathleen Pedersen

      Easy to say “quit” but if they go the other’s need to go also. prices are too high in many of the other chain food stores also so what’s a body to do? We still have to eat and Walmart’s is still better pricewise on food. I can see a picture of people w/out the cheaper food stores, having lower priced salaries for many is a problem, where does that leave the unemployed or under employed ,,,,,,,hungry!. I’ve seen the poverty of the late 1920’s and 30’s. and I’m seeing it again under our present administration. Have you noticed how well dressed and well fed they all look in Washington?
      Our standard of living has slipped for many all because of those power hungry liberal’s in Washington. Their standard of living stays high and don’t have to go by the rules they make, for us. Wake up America!

    • Morton212

      Its salary model is also so low that the US tax payer is forced to contribute to the healthcare and welfare of more than half of Walmart employees through medicaid and foodstamps. That cost should be taken back directly from their profits as a non-exploitation tax.

    • Pam Dunn

      What a load of left winger Union butt kissinf propaganda AND LIES about Walmart; Every one of those sites you listed are sither left winger or Union.

    • Proudvietvet58

      When we shop at Wal-Mart, our dollars end up in Batesville Arkansas! Wal-Mart came into our small community of 25,000 people, closed down 150+ Mom & Pop small businesses that actually were LOWER than Wal-Mart/Sams and now, they are paying the price for all the people they shut down out of greed. They WERE decent places to shop when Sam Walton was still alive as he would buy from locals to stock his stores! Now, the “Second Generation” Wal-Mart owners have destroyed the original concept and views of Mr. Walton and, most everyone I talk to say they would prefer small companies to shop with to keep their money inside their own Communities!!!

      I founded and opened a Janitorial and Food Service Supply company in a 4,000 sq. ft. building. We were operating in the Black within 9 months, taking Wal-Mart on, face to face!

      Why spend literally an hour to park your car, make the long walk and “Maybe” find what you are looking for at a higher price when, you can accomplish the same thing in mear minutes in a much smaller “Speacialty” store for less Money??? 99.9% of the time, you will be in and back out of a small business with exactly what you wanted to begin with that are both built better AND less expensive in the time it takes to find a parking spot and make the long treck just to get inside the door!!!

  • michael halas

    I don’t shop walmart unless they beat everyones price by alot. Plus there is no Costco here.

    • puglianana

      Costco prices are high. If you had a large family, perhaps you might benefit from them, but, for the most part, your local stores run specials and beat costco . Have to be a good shopper to shop there. I quit going there when I became aware that they are anti Christian. I also worked there, not what it is crack up to be. Labels are “made in china”.

      • michael halas

        I shop my local stores mostly. Prefer the service and supporting our local community. Wasn’t aware costco was anti-christian.

        • 094870

          Do some homewok and find out for yourself. It’s true. That is why starbuck and target is in so many islimic countries.

          • michael halas

            I will take your word for it at this point. Mainly because there isn’t a costco, a starbuck or a target within 45 miles of my house and I certainly won’t drive to where one is just to go shopping since that won’t save me any money.

  • ronald simon

    I see the reason for wal mart going down in sales is because the sons of sam walton chose to follow obama and support many of his progressive programs and many of his shppers are the Tea Party, everyday middle class people and they are normally conservative, and small or no government in their lives. So Wal mart is going to decide whose side they are on. The American people or the big city elites and washington insiders who don’t like wal mart anyway.

    • 094870

      I don’t think they will do that, they are broken (domndowned).

  • bpgagirl22VAnow

    One of the major reasons I don’t like to shop there is Walmart’s restrooms are SORELY lacking in cleanliness, repairs, stocking with toilet paper, doors are falling off the hinges, door latches are constantly broken. Another reason is those nasty broken down shopping carts! GROSS! TARGET on the other hand always maintains their restrooms, never found a dirty one! Target’s shopping carts are always up to date and clean and working properly! Food Lion is also one of my favorite grocery stores because other than a couple of items they are generally cheaper than Walmart. Then Kroger tops Walmart and Food Lion in some areas of groceries! Especially their store brands! Then Dollar General is the one I mostly shop at for other items. Dollar Tree after that. Walmart JUST AIN’T ALL DAT!

    • Betty Weaver Woods

      Target owned by the French and CEO is a Muslim Brotherhood guy!!

      • Ian

        France is an Islamic state now!

      • kathy

        Have you got boogey men under your bed too BettyBoop?

        • Betty Weaver Woods

          Nope Kathy….Do your homework before commenting!!

          • kathy

            It’s pretty apparent that you don’t Betty. Just read some of your other posts. Being a racist just suits you doesn’t it Betty?

    • Ian

      You will not find one thing apart from food in Dollar stores that is not made in Asia !

      • 094870

        So very true. All junk. and cheeeeep.

  • MLM

    Hang in there Walmart you employ the unemployable. I shop Wal-mart before I step foot in Target at least they don’t support the ridiculous gay agenda…..

    • kathy

      Still in the closet MLM?

      • MLM

        You have me confused with someone else

    • 094870

      That is only one reason to shop there. WM. But we don’t know that yet.

  • abc__jps

    try to buy ONLY MADE IN AMERICA. You have to be careful and read well they do try and fool you. It will not hurt Americans to go without a little and make sure you support only American made. Buy a car from a company that did not take a bailout. Seems the car company that took a big bailout is now in trouble again for not reporting necessary call backs before people got killed. Why would you buy a car from them…

    • sirgareth

      I do just the opposite . I sell my products to China so I want to make sure they have plenty of cash to buy them.

      I only buy made in China unless I cant get it there. If I need to find some cheap crappy shoddy goods then I look for the “made in the USA” label.

      • omegaman

        sirgareth — your moronic side is showing–assuming you have good side.

        • sirgareth

          Lets take your argument to its logical conclusion. You don’t want to compete with the Chinese because they can do what you do better faster and cheaper. OK, I assume you believe its because you think you are entitled to a better standard of living than they have. I don’t think you are entitled to such a special privilege.

          Where does it end?

          Maybe you should purchase only things made in your own state. After all they have no state income taxes in Tennessee and that gives industries located in Tennessee advantage over those located in California or New York.

          What next? The taxes in New York City exceed those of Buffalo. Maybe the New York City people should only buy products made in New York City.

          But wait, how about the city’s boroughs: the same principle applies. Maybe people who live in the Bronx should trade only with the other people who live in the Bronx….

          Sooner or later this increasing segmentation eventually comes down to the point you should not trade with anyone for anything but make everything you need for yourself

          Welcome back to 1 million BC

          • 094870

            Why are you so stupid ? Wait, I know you are one of those dummydraps. Right?

          • sirgareth

            I am a free market capitalist conservative. I sold my skills on the open world market and expect everyone else to do the same. I guess you want a free ride in the wagon someone else has to pull.

      • 094870

        You are so full of sh!$$ I can smell you from way down south.

  • Geri D

    I get better prices in Trader Joes on several items and the added benefit that I can buy organic and sustainable foods and products. It’s true that employees get benefits and a decent wage at Trader Joe’s. I also shop for some items at Costco.

    • sirgareth

      “sustainable” ha ha ….why not just come right out and shout to the heavens “I’m a brainwashed idiot”

  • marcello geno

    i still shop at walmart when i need something at a decent price. as long as walmart keeps prices down, that corporation will be in power.

  • jfmor

    I buy based on price, quality, and service. How a company manages its business is not my business.

    • jfmor

      I believe that Walmart employees work there because that provides their greatest opportunity. Many people quit jobs for greater opportunity. They have that right like the rest of us..

      • 094870

        But not for long. (Present administration)

    • 094870

      Good for you. Ralph.

  • joe haire

    Walmart needs to invest more time in training their employees on how to deal with customers in a respectful manner. I have found them to be rude and lazy. Very few are courteous and helpful. Most large companies concentrate on having their people greet customers politely. Walgreen, Safeway, & Home depot do a decent job. Our society has become an angry one. There is very little good news around. Being friendly and putting on a smile can lift peoples spirits a little.They might be in a better mood and spend more of their hard earned cash. Give it a try!!

    • ffajaz681

      I have never been in a Walmart with employees not being very friendly. Only time in the last 40 years was at a Menards

    • jakex_iii

      let Walmart get ‘taken-over’ by Unions – you think clerk are rude now? I have had few encounters with rude Walmart workers, if anything – unknowable about products in their section (and then, unusually the younger workers, – yes, more training would help)..

  • ffajaz681

    mic56 you are really stupid, Walmart does not increase crime. Walmart gives back to the communities in donations employees disable people and high school kids so they can earn extra money, just as I did when I was a kid in the 50’s-60’s. All the Walmart employees that are full time (non school kids and elder ones who dont want or cant work full time) get 40 hours plus and get insurance, so dont know where you get you info, maybe for the picket people who most dont even work for Walmart but are empolyed by the unions who are trying to get into Walmart, If Walmart is so bad as you say why cant unions get in? Because the unions will take away form the employees with paying union dues coming out of they pay checks for nothing in return that WalMart does not give without the union thugs. Walmart is buying more US made products as they become available, a lot of items are not made in the US anymore thanks to the unions and government as costs to business goes up and business goes by the wayside. Go to any store and try to buy Made in America product, hell the autos are not made hear anymore, except Nissian, Toyota, Jeep now owned you Italy Co. GM is made in Mexico and other countries same with Ford. The unions have forced this. Maybe get rid of union as they are a drag on business just like the federal government with taking money form businesses just like the take from people. Look at taxes for the middle class in Calif is 52% of there gross. Employees have been paying SS taxes and the government spends what is not used that year when it was to be put into money making places, so now they say SS is just welfare for the elderly, when most middle class really are owed 3/4 million with money paid with interest. As for Medicare that we pay into and was to be for future health care when they make elder pay for there whole life and then have to get extra insurance after they retire, when that was not the purpose in the first place but the Dems want all of our money so they can take million dollar vacations and play golf anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat and have someone else pay for it. Send you family on world tour at the cost of tax payers. Then blame it all on rice people as the bad guys, except the one millionaire setting in the White House and his cronies who make more money in a year than most will make in 10 years or there whole life

    • Ian

      Good Post!

    • 094870

      Hay people we need to stop this insanity NOW. Cut them all off now. Put them all out to pasture.

  • What makes a federal minimum wage “difficult” for WalMart is the boundless greed of the Walton heirs — they could take a lot less in profits — even zero — and still never need to stroke another stroke of work in their lives..

  • pj4me

    Why? Because Obamanomics has skyrocketed the price of food so much we can’t even afford Walmart? Or is the elitist gov’t and bankers smearing them so poor people can’t afford food and will die off sooner leaving more food for the greedy?

  • Renn Daniels

    Twenty to Twenty-Five years ago my wife and I used to shop there frequently. the products were major brands that you knew and loved and were a value for the price you paid. Now, Wally World has their “junk” named brands made overseas and like my wife says, “nothing fits properly” so why purchase them. The clothing absolutely sucks, I believe “Faded Glory” is their major brand. Anyway, “Levi’s” brand is the only thing you can trust and it’s jacked up to make you buy the “Faded Glory” at their price point. Their shoe lines suck, so my wife and I buy all of our major purchases at Costco, I avoid “Sam’s Club” for the very same reason now.

    • 094870

      Renn, do you not know that costco is in the same bed as target ,starbuck and now walmarts. They have all gone over to the other side. They all support the same agenda ” the new world order..

  • Macthe lab

    On line is the name of the game, don’t kid yourself!

  • Buyerbwear

    We used to shop at the Walmart in Grapevine a couple of years ago. It was clean, well stocked and there was a parking area to the side of the building that allowed easier access to the store–I began using a walker almost a year ago; seems I should have been on it for the past 4 or 5 years. So, rarely do I go inside anymore for several reasons: first, it’s like walking the length of a couple of football fields in order to gather the items on my list (by the time I’ve checked out, loaded my groceries & other items into my car, taken them home, unloaded and put away, I am out of energy and sucking down pain meds for my knees, hips and back); second, now that we live in an urban area of Dallas, the Walmart closest to us rarely, if ever, stocks any gluten-free foods, low or no-salt nuts/snacks or the polo-style shirts for school that I used to buy my son (instead, this store seems to stock more clothing items catering to the “hip-hop” crowd); lastly, I notice that I am sometimes treated differently than most of my fellow shoppers (the directions, “It’s over there,” or “Did you aks customer service?” are insufficient when one has been up and down several aisles looking for a specific item). I will say that Walmart does carry the ski feet for my walker for , less than I can purchase them elsewhere, usually, so when we go to Walmart to purchase those, we usually go ahead and buy groceries and any other items we might need while we are there. Other than that, we usually shop at Aldi, Kroger and Trader Joe’s (someone who posted here said that Trader Joe’s doesn’t carry gluten-free items; I beg to differ–I’ve purchased gluten-free pastries, pastas and flours there, and TJ’s tartar sauce is our new favorite). If Walmart would stock better quality items, such as more gluten-free foods, produce (including brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, etc., not just peanuts), bakery items, housewares, clothing, etc., and bring back their sewing/notions department (at least on a limited basis), I would shop there more often. This particular location to which I refer is in no danger of closing anytime soon, though, as it is located within walking distance of numerous apartment and condominium complexes (it’s parking lot is almost always full).

    • 094870

      I have seen people that were not handy caped use the parking spots for the handy cap. Just because you have a handy cap sign in your car or truck means only if you have that handy cap in your car do you use that handy cap space. Some misuse that sign for their own use. They get it because they get it for their elderly parent or someone that they take to the store once in a while but use it all the other times for their self. That is not right, now is it.

  • 40Helen60

    I was a vendor for a company that serviced Walmart stores. I was very put out at the treatment customers and vendors were receiving by the store managers and the employees. I didn’t say anything because I was doing a service. But, I am no longer a vendor so I can tell everyone what I witnessed everyday that I went into my stores. I watched customers walk up to the electronics counter needing help, but the employees just walked away leaving the customer alone. I’d see elderly veterans in wheelchairs needing help, but you couldn’t find help if your life depended on it. So, if I knew where a product was located, I would help even though I didn’t work that store. I’ve had dept mgr’s treatment me like I was a inconvience. I had one who was so rude, she absolutely refused to help me when I was suppose to have help with my project (this was a two person job). Even the store manager was rude and refused to sign any paperwork, required. He had someone else do it. I figured out why. If anything goes wrong, he can claim “I didn’t know anything.” That way the assist mgr’s would get the blame and he’d get off scot free. May Walmart has too many stores and just like KMart, that closed all their stores here in Texas except for one at Ft. Hood, there were too many stores and rude employees. So, I won’t go to Walmart anymore.

    • 094870

      Thanks for the info.

  • Patrick

    10.00 dollars an hour, would cost Wall Mart 2.5 billion a year, thats less than 5% of their total sales. Bull Shit, greed its a beautiful thing.

  • Karin Six

    Gas has probably become a factor. You can buy locally or online for same price/hassle(unless you live close.)

  • drattastic

    As much as I loath the obama administration ,I have zero pity for greedy Wal-Mart who are helping push ” Amnesty” along with many other corporations who want even cheaper labor . They have slashed employees to skeleton crews ,ever tried getting help at wal-Mart ? They have cut employee hrs drastically,very few employees are considered full time so they don’t have to provide health insurance and since the obama economy offers no jobs other than part time and temporary minimum wage jobs Wal-Mart doesn’t have to compete for labor therefor wages remain low . Ever try to find something made in America in a Wal-Mart ? Before the Walton Kids took over and before Hillary sat on the board , Wal-Marts prided themselves on “Made in America ” .

    • 094870

      There is a town or city that is called USA in china ,so bewere of that when you think that you are buying something from the USA it is really from the USA. There are more lies and smoke streems out there than you think. Be sure be fore you buy it. Ask :what state is it from, what city is it from.

  • jack

    If Walmart goes under and (if) other stores are “forced” to sell made in America, you libs are going to whine about higher prices because of mandates like minimum wage, Obama Care, greedy unions etc.

    • 2011RedSox

      You don’t know progressive denial, do you? No the whiny effete pro-evil and pro-sin cretins will merely demand more government control to curb the ‘excessive greed ‘ of the capitalist system and ‘oppression’ of religion. Heck, a few may even claim it’s John Adams fault…

  • 2011RedSox

    Except for the most evil support of amnesty, sure as “h-e-double-hockey stick” would rather be in a WalMart than a Starbucks or a Bu*ger King – both of which we SHOULD BOYCOTT!

    • 094870

      I do .

  • Robert Frye

    They need to quit hiring the lowlife gangsta thugs that can hardly communicate with anyone that don’t speak street crap lingo. Most of these won’t even try to help you if you aren’t one of them. This has been absolutely been my experience at local walmarts in my city.

  • nvrat

    The same report showed last week on Amazon so, if there is a link between big operations loosing quarterly sales and a decline in customer base? Could it possibly be because of the lousy economy? with 92 million people out of work or in a lower paying job, another 46 million on welfare and, another 47 million on food stamps those are pretty demanding numbers for a declining economy. I know I do not shop any more that I have to I still do Wal Mart not as much.

  • Yehoshuafriend

    The local Walmart where I live is one of the poorist managed stores I have ever seen, items which are hot sellers are often missing from the shelfs for weeks, and in some cases discontinued all together. When a request for an item is brought to the managements attention, it never gets done. Often the only way one can purchase an item that is advertised as being on sale, is to go online and have it shipped to the store, since the store does not stock it. Shalom!

  • Yehoshuafriend

    The local Wal-Mart where I live is one of the poorest managed stores I have ever seen, items which are hot sellers are often missing from the shelf’s for weeks, and in some cases discontinued all together. When a request for an item is brought to the managements attention, nothing ever gets done. Often the only way one can purchase an item that is advertised as being on sale, is to go online and have it shipped to the store, since the store does not stock it. Shalom!

  • Shelly Cairo Christo Cantalini

    $FB has changed the world with news feed from people passionate about all things, and made people open their eyes to the destruction that Walmart has done. They are not only allowing most of their employees to suffer, and take gov handouts, but they also build in areas and cause surrounding homes to loose value.

  • bluealiendevil

    Very cheap quality clothing, VERY poor customer service, why stand in a check out line for over 20 minutes? No check out stations open and they have a gazillion closed. Very high pharmacy prices, can get prescriptions for many medications cheaper at Kroger’s and at Target. I had save $10 on one at Kroger’s and then $15 at Target over Walmart prices. Too many Walmart brands over name brands, Walmart tries to pass them off as equal when they are not. I have to read labels for salt content and fat and am appalled at the higher salt in many of their won brands and also the fat.
    One main factor is the HEAT in the Walmart stores. At times it is unbearable, come down to Texas when it is 105 degrees, humidity of 60% and go into a Walmart with the million skylights and no air conditioning! Or it is blowing out hot air. Sometimes the cool place is by the open doors! No thanks, I take my money elsewhere.

  • VR from Salem

    I shop at COSTCO and I can tell you for a fact that not only will I not buy anything NEW made in China, I will not even buy anything USED made in China. Everything I buy at Costco is made in the USA from dryer sheets to laundry products, toilet paper, paper towels, milk and food items. As far as most anything else, I don’t buy it at Costco anyway. I will buy some coffee from time to time, but not very often. So much for “EVERYTHING” being made in China. They have been getting away from them that if you read financial news and corperate news. I know several people that work for Costco, and they seem to very happy with their jobs and working conditions. I have never heard them complain about the company, just the “RUDE” and “CRUDE” customers and their brat kids that terrorize the store.

  • gmhunt4

    WalMart is NOT discount anymore…….I have compared prices with value and I can beat WalMart with sales at Kohl’s for clothes, Big Lots on small appliances and furniture and save more at Kroger for food items. Also, they have very little help, NO checkout service.

  • M61A1

    Sam Walton was a great American, I agree greed.
    As for healthcare any all all that support this nightmare should be bullwhipped.
    My dad worked for over 50 years, had good benefits package, now thanks to AARP and others my dad can’t afford his healthcare. Can we all say affordable healthcare, now say obama care, these fools have put us the people behind the 8 ball.

  • Mark Clemens

    Here’s an non political reason Wal Mart is loosing sales. DOLLAR GENERAL. I know both places sell Chinese junk, but the $ store is small and more convenient to navigate through. Plus they do beat WM on candy & most food prices. A lot of folks I know, myself included, don’t like going through a 22 acre store to find less than 10 items. Also why did Wal Mart install 32 check out registers, when they only have 2 or 3 open? Most people I know don’t like standing in the check out line for 15 minutes to a half hour. I’m with the get it and go crowd……….

    • Mikeyoung6

      Also, what the hell does it take for them to open an express lane?

      • Mark Clemens

        An act of God.

  • jbftskj

    Our Walmart in Temecula, Calif. is one of the top 5 in the nation; well-managed and nearly always has adequate stock. Granted, long lines at checkout are sometimes a pain, but if one shops at the right hours, that can be avoided. One reason I prefer WM over Target is selection; Target has less variety to offer in both food and other products. I guess we’re fortunate to be in Temecula; Walmarts in other cities to the north are definitely short of our store’s standards. Good store management is critical, and many Walmarts need a manager upgrade.

    • 094870

      It’s because the bad ones work for less.

  • adrianvance

    What will end is Obama. Then we will all get well.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” When you speak they will listen.

    • Peter Pan

      If we get Hillary we are still screwed

      • Mikeyoung6

        I’m afraid this is true. Obama just hates white people. Hillary hates everybody. Very nasty person.

  • usathoughts

    Just like government, Walmart’s bureaucracy is doing them in. Same with most retail stores. The one size fits all philosophy just does not work. Example. New dollar store in small rural town. The merchandise they carry is inappropriate for this area. Don’t expect them to last long. In the next larger town over, a hugh new Walmart. Going nowhere, same problem, wrong products.

    This article misses the bigger picture. The general population just do not have the money to buy much of anything. Read on this site that 77 million credit card holders are facing debt collectors. The average debt load is about $15,700 dollars. The interest on credit cards hovers around 20 percent. Given the vast majority of working men & women make less than $20 per hour how can they possibly pay this down. Bankruptcy filings for average Mr. Joe Citizen are incredibility high.

    For everything people need in the way of shelter, food, and transportation inflation (10 to 300 percent) has eaten up their discretionary income. In real dollars, wages have been flat lined since 1980. The Federal Reserve says inflation has to increase! How much more can we take? I know, they speak of core inflation. However, this is not the real world most of us live in. Besides, they don’t bother to tell us what is included in core inflation… its a secret!

    Then, there is another kind of inflation. It is the forced purchase of nice looking but junk products. Products that must be bought over and over again. Why forced? Because we have no alternative. You might say, buy well made German products, and I do, but the initial cost is 3 to 6 times more. Over the long run they are actually much less expensive. I am speaking to tools. Things that will hurt you when they do not function properly. I have had painful and costly experience with this. Chinese products should come with a warning in big red letters… this product will likely kill or maim you.

    We have had a hugh increase in taxes. However, these are hidden taxes. They are embedded in the product price. Like with cigarettes, you pay tax on tax on tax on tax. Or like with vehicles, $3000 plus dollars government embedded costs. This was in 1991; don’t know the current amount. When buying a car/truck you pay taxes on these taxes. Same with fuel. Does this seem fair to you. You may not pay income tax but cannot escape the others.

    If you are a Democrat you might ask the Democrat Party to quit helping you out as you cannot afford it.

  • mperkins2

    Start selling things “Made in America” again would be a good start.

    • Mikeyoung6

      There just aren’t many things that are made in America anymore.

      • mperkins2

        I know and that needs to change. We need to start by rebuilding and bringing back all of the industry that made this country great. The same ones our government gave to foreign countries. That would help more than anything. But sometimes it seems people just don’t care. As long as it’s cheap they will take it, and generally you get what you pay for. Starting business’ at the local level would help in getting away from all of the giant business’ that control most of the buying and selling too. Just some things to toss around.

    • PatHenry

      If you take the time you will find more and more made in USA products appearing on the shelves. They have made an effort to increase the domestic content due to public demand. By shopping smart and not buying the cheap junk it makes a statement that they understand.

      • mperkins2

        My feelings exactly. That is why I have been shopping at local businesses. Actually I look for “Made in America” every where I go. If it is not something I need right then I will wait till I can find it made here.

        • PatHenry

          If you look close you will find more made in USA items in WalMart and I will buy them even if the price is higher. Even GM is bringing cars and parts back to the US the new Camaro production in 2 years will be moving back to Michigan from Canada. As companies find the quality is better here and due to less scrap and recalls will find US made content to be advantageous.Now all these people raging against WalMart should throw out their electronics and other items they own that were not built here and do without or shut up.

          • mperkins2

            Yes I have seen some more American made things lately but nothing compared to how it used to be there. I like supporting local business’ to keep money in our local area. I buy few to no electronics from WalMart unless it is from an American company. Do not count on a lot of those companies coming back to America because of such high corporate taxes here. Buy local and keep your money local not going to huge conglomerates that are ran from other states.

          • PatHenry

            Agreed I payed $50 more to buy a bike from my bike store just so he would get a sale versus on line or the big nationwide retailers. Unfortunately most electronics, appliances and large ticket items are no longer built here but every vehicle I own is a US make and I try to put US made parts on them. If we can change who runs Washington may be we can cut taxes and bring back business to America.

          • mperkins2

            Even though a lot of those products are not made here, there are many of those products which are from originally all American companies. There again we have the government for making taxes so high that companies must go elsewhere for production. Lets not forget the big unions who run the wages up so high that companies are forced to pay out more and more high wages that it is no doubt they will either fail or resort to some other way to make a profit. Then you have some who are just greedy. But you are right, cutting taxes are wooing companies back home would be great. It just seems to me someone does not want America to prosper, I wonder who that could be? Hmmm!

  • Nik

    What I see as I shop & what I hear locally about Walmart is that they don’t keep the shelves stocked, they get a product we like & use only to drop it in a few weeks or months. They move items too often & when we go looking for these ‘lost’ items, we can’t find an employee or they have no clue as to where it was moved, sometimes even surprised that the item was moved. Walmart is removing lots of items from the store & we have to order it via internet but the web site is not updated to indicate that it is a “web only” item. I looked for a step stool that was advertised & pictured in their ad with no success & looked for the stool several weeks in a row with nothing available. An employee was found in the area & knew nothing about the step stool.
    This is so aggravating & is part of the reason I only shop K-mart once or twice a year. These things are only common-sense for businesses, why can’t they see this?
    There are few other stores in our area to shop at so most of us are stuck with Walmart, I only hope they improve their shelf stock so I won’t have to buy higher priced elsewhere.

  • Jeff Horton

    I quit years ago because they ripped me off for 50.00. And you know what I don’t miss them at all. Maybe soon they will figure out customer satisfaction is important. That 50.00 cost them 1,000’s from me. I have bought computers, T,V’s Appliances to to mention clothes and food else where. I hope other people find they don’t need Walmart as well. Maybe someday they will miss the people they ran off.

  • William Neal

    I despise walmart. When they opened their 24/7 Superstore, they helped close one local independent grocer, has caused tremendous loss to another local independent grocer, loss of hundreds of jobs and employment and livelihood to many people, especially with the closure of K-Mart due to the inability to compete with walmart cut throat pricing. Also they have caused the loss of several boutiques, a mens clothing store and a shoe store. They took business away from the local automobile repair shops also. I have seen nothing good come from having walmart in our community. I have spoke to many people who hate walmart and have began to notice a gradual loss of business at the giant.

  • jetmagnet

    The answer is NO! because you have baggers who love to buy chinese products and not american. You have a minimum wage developing country because of bagger politics, they also create a welfare state by keeping people in poverty. If you pay $10 and hour? Damn $10 an hour is diddly. My beer cost more than these people make. If you pay them a crappy ten busks, you just removed 5 million welfare recipients, because now they make too much to qualify. You also, creat jobs, because now these millions of people have more money to spend which translates into GDP growth. The notion to keep millions in poverty while the Waltons are the 4-5 wealthiest sob’s on the planet is self serving. The billions these peeps hoard and will never spend in anyone’s lifetime would serve hard working americans more if they made one less billion dollars and raised their employee salaries.

  • FloridaJim

    Wal-Mart is a wonderful company it has low prices, it has hard working employees and it withstands the abusive unions who try and try to get their foul employees into Wal-Mart and raise the prices for which Wal-Mart has made money.The unions want to have everyone making “a living wage” which is nonsense some jobs are simply beginning jobs to learn how to work , how to speak to others, how to respond to customers and fellow employees it is a starting job from which the better ones quickly move up. Wal–Mart-Mart, McDonald’s, Burgher King , Chili’s, Chick filet all have many, many managers WHO began at a minimum wage. The unions are run by lazy slobs who, will not work and will cause chaos everywhere in the world as they try to infect all employers with their foul philosophy -work slowly, cause problems, complain endlessly, ask for more help, file grievances regularly and disrupt the work floor -these are the fruits of unions what company would Aline itself with such fools, only Obama’ government and mafia run outfits.

  • mike hunt

    I’ll tell you why, Gov’t deals. They rake in billions and get tax break from Obama care. They with all their cash should pay for their employees health care. This is what voting with your dollars looks like. I have boycotted Wally World. I would rather spend my money at a mom and pop shop for more then to feed the corporate chains that bind us.

  • adrianvance

    Walmart forever!

    Google “Two Minute Conservative.” When you speak they will listen..

  • marilyn

    LOOKING FOR PERFECT?? WAL-MART GIVES JOBS,WAL-MART PAYS TAXES,I HAVE HAD SOME VERY GOOD BUYS AT THE STORE WE SHOP, THE RETAIL FOOD MARKET HAS CHANGED,BROUGHT DOWN COSTS FOR SHOPPER,I SAY LET THE AMERICAN DREAM GROW,THAT MEANS PROFITS,NOT WELFARE,NEED A JOB,THEY WILL HELP,SO IF WE HAD NO WAL-MART THEN WHAT? GET REAL,I’M FOR PRIVATE ENTERPRISE AND PROFITS WHICH HELP ALL PEOPLE.

  • Sandra J Hollis

    Our Wal-Mart has way too many broken or damaged goods on the shelf to make a profit. Even animal food is damaged. Careless loading and unloading put on the shelves. Thievery during hours when most are in bed, lead to lackluster employees and the price being raised for the public to absorb.

  • Jim

    The political divide in America is amazing to say the least. You have the FOX News haters, TEA Party haters and many other anomalies in the thinking of people. We used to be a well informed country and one that got all its news from the same sources. Now we don’t have news, we have political viewpoints called news. It all depends on what you choose to believe. If you are a union member, you will most likely be a democrat/liberal/progressive/socialist. Not because you even understand the philosophy of believers, but because your environment is filled with this line of thinking. If you have a more capitalistic viewpoint, you will watch FOX News, as it is the only source of news that still subscribes to the idea of capitalism. Yes, they do have a lot of conservative viewpoints broadcast every day. One must understand that on the other networks, the conservative/capitalistic/constitutional way of thinking as our forefathers set in motion with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, etc. aren’t even remotely subscribed to in their viewpoints described as news. We are a very broken country and with as much information as we have access, it is fascinating to me that our young people, especially the so-called educated are clueless on the things that matter to free people. The idea that Walmart is this evil company that buys all its merchandise from China is ridiculous. They are the big non union retail store that unions have tried to bring down since the rapid growth began of this Giant Retailer. Those who complain about Walmart and its flaws can find the same issues with any other retailer of any size in America. I don’t mean to be so lengthy here, but until people get more informed and more selective in what they choose to believe, we will continue to be fragmented as a people and the discourse will be more and more venomous. Propaganda creates this. Our history has had a major transformation since the mid 60’s in America and we are no longer a melting pot of people that came here and were proud to be Americans. We are now more of a smorgasbord of people retaining their culture from where they came from and somehow, even though they immigrated here to have a better life, they fall victim to the propaganda spewed from the press. They are also much easier to convince that capitalism is bad and a Nanny Government is better. America was the great experiment that was the richest, most successful country in the world, but now, those who wanted to destroy this wonderful thing called freedom have just about completed their job.

  • shafawn

    I never step foot inside Wal-Mart. Haven’t in at least 5 years. Amazon all the way.
    And I get groceries at Dollar General Grocery store where the prices are sometimes almost half of what they are at Wal-Mart.
    Example 2.50 Glade plugin at Dollar General compared to the same product at Wal-Mart for 5.00

  • Carmel Garcia

    bye-bye, so long.

  • Mikeyoung6

    Here in the south the Walmart stores are pretty nice. In NJ they are quite junky. Why?

  • bygeorge

    WalMart is a conundrum. It is the economy of disposable America. Its very existence feeds lazy Americans appetite for unneeded commercial junk. For example, when I was a child, we delighted in creating our own Halloween costumes. Now, thanks to the plethora of trashy, flammable, made in China costumes that WalMart peddles, the joy of that season is lost, including the pre-Christian, Celtic reasons for its very existence.
    The same applies to the Easter season, Valentines Day and others. What’s worse, and should be of special concern to environmentalists, is that all this junky trash inevitably ends up in our land fills.
    What were once bargains at WalMart, that was the formula used to convince people to abandon their small local, shop owner and shop at WalMart instead, no longer really exists.
    Today another couple upstart groups have severely lessened the need to shop at WalMart. Family Dollar and Dollar General. I understand Dollar General has just purchased Family Dollar and, they’re everywhere. That’s where I go to get toiletries, trash bags and candy bars. If I really need to get something at WalMart, I usually will go late at night so no one will recognize. But, so do others!

  • adrianvance

    Walmart is reflecting the truth of the economy while Wall Street is reflecting the corruption of the Federal Reserve.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative.” When you speak they will listen.

  • Going Panther

    Walmart is the chief reason that our economy is so poor .They are the ones who keep wages too low and cause our manufacturers to go out of business or move to India or China. They move into small towns and cut their prices until the small businesses go out of business,. then they raise their prices. I could go on and on, but I will not. I worked for Walmart as a manager for years and know them like a book. I now hate them,, they are a Satan. and the ruination of our country.

  • icetrout

    Walmart is good for the economy? BS… good for the overseas manufacture… Hell on America…

  • mike slaney

    The real facts are “EVERYONE” is doing bad, and until the fraud in the WH leaves or is pushed out, America does not have a chance until they are informed, or GOD gets tired of him too.

  • CalifTaxPayer

    I shop for everything I can @ Walmart. On our budget we need to go where we save money. The one near me is a Super Store so I grocery shop there also. Costco owners r Libs, I stay away from there. Costco donates to the likes of Obama & others who r ruining our country. As long as I can save at Walmart I will continue to shop there. I also use there Savings Catcher program and I have been given back over $40 so far. The unions r trying to destroy Walmart but I hope Walmart doesn’t give in to them and become Union, that will bring the savings we get now to $0.00!

  • Cameron Triplett Sr

    After reading many posts on here, it occurs to me that most people don’t realize that the Federal Gov’t needs to get out of the rights preserved to the States by the Constitution. Let the States govern themselves & people will vote for who’s best w/their feet! Every problem Americans face today has been cause by an overbearing Federal Gov’t run amuck.Our Founding Fathers limited the powers of the central gov’t for a reason, & ever since the 1850’s the Feds have illegally usurped more & more of the powers reserved to the people & the States. obama is just the worst of the long list of the lot.

  • 40Helen60

    I worked as a vendor for a company that serviced Walmart. I’ve watched how the Walmart employees and store managers have treated their customers. They were rude, refused to help those needing help, and down right obnoxious. I know because I received the same treatment and I’ve witnessed first hand how they treat their elderly and disabled veterans. I’ve watched customers walk up to the electronics dept needing help, and as soon as they walk up to the country the employee walks away leaving the customer standing there. Walmart employees do not realize they are part owners in the company. When you are employed by Walmart, you put into the profit sharing. Walmart matches whatever you put into the company. When you retire or leave you get a nice check. I know, I worked for SAMS for a while doing demos. I recently contacted the head office and told them what I had witnessed and how I was treated. There is no excuse for anyone to treat their customers, who happens to buy the products that keeps Walmart in business, with disrespect . Every manager and employee should be required to take training how to treat their customers. I told the head office, I would no longer shop at Walmart.

    • RobertNorwood

      Huh, mine is exactly the opposite. Chelmsford MA. Walmart at Drum Hill

  • Paul Brown

    You can never tell that by the way the people are shopping at Wal-Mary in New Jersey. The people are flocking the store like they were giving things away. I have shopped there many times and will continue to shop there because I don’t like Target as they are just to damn expensive as well as the others.

    • RobertNorwood

      Ours is always packed. You actually have to hunt for parking in a lot that’s as big as all get go.

      • Paul Brown

        Some of these idiots on Wall Street have no clue what is going on, because they don’t know business. I had a stock one time, a Major one and someone working with Barons had something bad to say about it and right after that the stock took a nose dive and I lost a lot of cash, but it took a long time to come back again, and nothing was ever changed in the company. Today that stock is thriving, so someone has no clue about how a business is run, they don’t like a company and then the company pays for it in the long run.
        There has been a lot of crap about low pay at Wal-Mart from the demon-rats in Washington to push Osama’s agenda of raising the rate to $ 10.10 an hour, I suspect this is what is hurting them right now, but it will blow over later.

        • RobertNorwood

          There was a study back in the mid ’80s where 12 stocks were hand picked and 12 at random. After a year the hand picked stocks did no better than the ones chosen at random.

          • Paul Brown

            I got so good a few years back that I could pick ten stocks and 8 out of those ten would go up and only two go down. Some morons don’t belong picking stocks because all they know are numbers and nothing about business, I know business and how it operates. I’m good at what I do.

          • RobertNorwood

            Not something I’m good at – I leave it to folks like you.

          • Paul Brown

            The thing is Bob, is I don’t do this professionally though. I use to drive a bus and this was just something I did as a hobby more or less. I was never trained in it or went to school for it or anything else. It’s something that I just kind of developed a God given talent I guess.

          • RobertNorwood

            All the same, good for you.

  • adrianvance

    Who will last longer? Walmart or Obama? I’ll put my money on the folks from Bentonville, Arkansas.

    Google”Two Minute Conservative” When you speak they will applaud.

  • Annette Akerman

    One has to wonder with 74 million people on food stamps if this doesn’t have something to do with their falling numbers?

  • Pam Dunn

    The TRUTH is that INFLATION is eating up the money that WOULD have been spent at Walmart.

  • Debbie Pineau

    Maybe if they stayed in the city in a mall instead of moving out on the highway somewhere where people have to have cars to get there, they might have survived. At least that is what they did here. When they were in the city, people could get there by bus or even walk and it didn’t take them an hour or more just to get there by bus and they are huge now, way bigger than they need to be. When you look at the bottom line instead of at your customers it’s your own fault if you fail. Sobeys did the same thing, huge store, out on the highway, no regard for their customers and need a car to get there when their customers could walk when they were in town and plus they were making a profit.

  • James W Parker III

    One thing about Walmart that doesn’t please the boys at Goldman and others on Wall Street who love democrats because they are easily led by them. WalMart GENERALLY SUPPORTS REPUBLICANS! The boys from Goldman seem to run government under Dems. Ie Tim Geitner, H; Paulson. etc.

  • frazser

    Bring back “Made in America” goods.

  • TAM44

    Then where would I get the picture of all these low information voters shopping there in cloths from never never land sent to my IPhone?

  • adrianvance

    All we need to recover “Made in America” is a 100% import duty on import goods. That is what they charge on ours. Then Walmart will be 100% American.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” We prove what we say.

  • Robert

    Corporate tax rates are to high in America, they penalize the capitalist in all of us! Corporations bring jobs to this country and we need to give them a break because more jobs means more revenue for the treasury through payroll deductions and more money in the pockets of consumer means more sales for the other businesses here in America!

  • mamamayhem

    As long as people support slave labor in China so they can get $1.99 socks and not give a rat’s ass about supporting the little people here by having working for an actual wage that they can livr on, Walmart will survive. Once again I got my daily chuckle by visiting this site. You’re actually worried about Walmart! Hahahahaha! I can’t think of a worse violatorof workers’ rights of ANY modern
    day company. I actually know people who work for these bastards and is all too familar with their dirty practices. They cut hours down to the half hour just so that an employee won’t qualify for benefits, overtime, vacation, you name it.

    It’s also riot how you blame Obama for everything. Yeah, how dare he want people to actually want to work for a wage they can live on? Don’t he realize that Walmart is just a big modern day plantation that survives on slave labor and selling guns? What kind of person wants to end that? Bye, bye. Thanks for the laughs all mighty clueless ones.

  • survivor33

    Well Walmart leaves a lot to be desired but they also hire some handicapped people that otherwise would not be able to have a job and therefore they would be on welfare, food stamps, etc. These other stores do not hire handicap people. Wlalmart prices are going up all the time, just like everything else, and it is sure a sign of a greedy ownership by the children of Sam Walton, but at least they are trying to help the lessor individuals. Yes. they could do a lot better for the store but the management has to change to think about the stores, not their pocketbooks.
    I do not see where Guest thinks Walmart is a huge part of the decline of America. You should look to the administration of Ovomit and the Senator’s, not a store. Have you really checked and compared the “made in China” at all stores? Maybe Walmart’s seems larger because they are a larger store that sells everything, not just groceries, or not just clothes, shoes, or electronics, etc.

  • adrianvance

    Never happen, they will evolve in a way to capitalize on the new economy, such as it may be.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” and you will know.

  • Roy Austin Smith

    yeh, will be obsolete in about a 1000 years. You forget, the is the poor man’s store.

  • eavesmac

    Walmart sells a lot of cheap things that fail in a short time. Especially kitchen items. One or two months and then they break and end up in the trash. Not much quality in Walmart.

  • Peggy Lee

    It’s a sign of the fundamental, underlying weakness of our economy. It’s kind of scary.

  • ONLYJB1

    Declining sales equals declining incomes! One day the experts will face reality. Yes, people still need to purchase commodities to survive, but we are buying less and watching every dollar spent very closely. And this is going to get worse!

  • Libertarian1911

    One can only hope.

  • Lorraine E

    As the middle class continues to disappear the amount of money to spend on everything is going to decline. As for me, I’m only able to afford about one fifth of what I used to buy. The cost of living is actually increasing, despite the lies by this administration, and income is decreasing.

  • Lolipopjuju

    People are abandoning Walmart more recently because of its support of crimminals like Al Sharpton and the likes!

  • gmhunt4

    I stop shopping at Walmart because they have no service anymore…….I do not like waiting in line for 15 minutes to check out.

  • Elizabeth Fortin

    Some of them have only Mexicans who “no understand Englais”. Most likely illegals. I haven’t shopped there in years.

  • Molly

    This is bunk. WalMart makes more than enough profits to pay their employees a decent wage, one that doesn’t force them to use food stamps, etc, and give them full time status so they could get benefits. But no, they need to squeeze every penny they can to add to their billions. If I go there it’s because I either need something faster than I can order it online or I can’t find it in the local stores. Almost everything they sell is made in China and I try to buy American made. I think this is a thinly disguised ad for WalMart written by “Shawn” probably on their marketing staff. Why not mention any other big businesses that might be in such “peril”?

  • TeaParty Patriot

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    Sears was gigantic at one time and so was Kmart. Who would have thought that Woolworth would close. It seems that retailers that large just wear out their welcome and go under.
    .

    Good riddance to Walmart.
    .

  • bayoucastine

    Theft is a LARGE part of the Wal-Mart profit problem – if their other stores experience what our local stores [2] have streaming out of their front doors.
    A good friend has worked security at one of these stores for years. Their hands are “tied” by management and there is little to be done to stop the theft. It is so easy to pick up an item and simply walk out that honest folks will find it hard to believe.

  • Kathleen Pedersen

    I don[‘t believe Goldman Sachs. Walmart is one of biggest employers around. they have rules for employees like any other organization. they pay fair wages equal or better than lots of other businesses. Our liberal leaders would like us to think otherwise. we also get items cheaper than other retailers, includes food, clothes, home goods, etc. Liberals hate to see big business hiring people and building new stores. Reason: they don’t like Capitalism which has been the people’s choice all these years so they believe they need to make our choices for us. Check the History of Russia and other Socialist countries and see for yourself …ask the people there and see what they have to say. you will g et an earfull!

  • adrianvance

    The Internet will kill much of retailing today, but hatch many new service businesses. Pay attention.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for clarity.

  • Paula Linrud Nixon

    The Walmart employees I have talked to are happy with their jobs. They are happy that they have a job! Many of them are older or not readily employable at other businesses. and Walmart employs so many of them! Where would they go? In my area Walmart provides some of the lowest prices around, and that is very helpful for the lower income crowd. Walmart can’t just sell American anymore because practices of the government have made it difficult to continue to find merchandise manufactured here. And Walmart is only one of many, many businesses that have had to cut hours , if not laid off employees, because of the intolerable government meddling requiring expensive Obamacare.

    Sure Costco is great, but you have to pay $50 or more for a membership to shop there. They really aren’t comparable other than they both buy in huge quantities so get good prices. And I don’t think everything Costco sells is American made either.
    One could say that saying you shop Costco is bragging because you can afford the membership fee, and you don’t have to rub elbows with the poor.

    If the Walmart employees didn’t have that job they might not be able to get another job like 93 million other unemployed Americans. These people want to work, or they would sit around at home, get food stamps, and unemployment as well as Medicaid all costing the taxpayers. It isn’t Walmart that is causing the decline in America, it is the meddling government.

    Why does having Walmart in your community increase crime? Do you mean it is attracting poor people trying to buy something they can afford?

    You, my dear guest, have exposed yourself as being a snoby, liberal Democrat, probably a union member. You can’t have a successful non union business around.

  • DJTX

    Three problems with WM: 1) Customer service is not always very good – every store has a million cash registers and a handful of cashiers. I used to hate the self-service stands, but now that’s all I use, as they get less annoying and the cashiers are fewer, lines are longer, etc. 2) Fewer and fewer products they sell are made in America, and I like to support having jobs in OUR country too. 3) I now find better prices, quality, and made in America at other stores, like HEB. The best part of WM is the one-stop aspect of finding whatever you need in one spot, especially if you have kids in carseats, that’s a big plus! Also, a big difference between WM and Target is the fact that WM allows the Girls Scouts to sell cookies by the doors, Salvation Army to ring their bells at Christmas, local groups to fundraise in the parking lot, etc., and they took at stand on not selling the morning after pill in their pharmacies. So, I shop at WM, but probably not as much as I used to, when my kids were in carseats!

  • O.H

    I used to shop at Wal-Mart , but I don’t any more When you go in the store and they have 20 registers and have 3 of them open on a Friday evening at 4;30 pm , and lines a mile long . Then when you get finally checked out and get a rude cashier on top of that . NO I DONT NEED THAT . I will not go back . And then you wonder how come your Sales are down . I just gave you 2 examples . Sorry customer service 🙁

  • Tony Bertrand

    When Sam was leading Wal Mart they had made in America items, he searched out and supported local companies where each store was located and purchased from them helping put americans to work,, if there was more than 3-4 people in line they opened another register, and if it took longer than 18min for an oil change it was free,, now they can have 20 people in line they never open another register, and it can take two hours for three people working on one car to do an oil change and they can still screw it up. the customer service is a joke.

  • ccannon

    Just wait until the Demo dominated FCC gets its dirty little paws on the Internet, guaranteed you will not want to shop on the internet anymore, it simply won’t pay! The FCC running the internet will just put us more on the slide toward third world status! Lots of new taxes when the corrupt Demos are running the horror show!

  • 0331Tap

    Buying American made is hard to do…I do as much as I can…If everyone buying something in the next 12 months would spend a total of 50.00 in 12 months on u.s. goods we would create a bunch of jobs…Two things, American made Flags and New Balance sneakers…I challenge…

  • Raymond Babcock

    We are not all stupid. I agree with the late great Henry ford. The workers must have a living wage. As for WalMart i belive they are all have billons of dollars. How much money do these people need. Or is it they hate there work force and belive they do not deserve a living wage.

  • adrianvance

    The Internet has changed everything. If you can wait a few days you can avoid onerous sales taxes! Whee!!!

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for clarity in analysis.

  • Michael Bristol

    walmart sucks

  • billdeserthills

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