The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54258 Message #843193
Posted By: GUEST,sorefingers
07-Dec-02 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bloody WalMart
Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
"I watched Wal-Mart devastate my grandparent's very small, mountain town. At first they were excited about having a big
store locally, instead of having to drive 40 miles into the city. But this town, never wealthy, is even poorer than ever. The main
drag is shut down, all the shops have closed, and now everyone HAS to shop and work at Wal-Mart. Even the grocery store
is gone. Meanwhile, the $ spent at Wal-Mart leave their small town and fill corporate coffers, and the schools and churches
are dependant on the charity of the big store because the local citizens can't afford to support their fund-raising efforts
I read many reports like this over the years.
Folks don't expect evil MaulWart money sucking nor do they seem to understand how it removes up to 80% of local economic ingrowth. Put it this way, the money that used stay in a MaulWartbilghted city is now taken away to Waltonmoneybags Arkansas and so on.
It may be fun to buy that lemon Table Lamp - made in China for a few cents - but as well as falling apart in a few months the money you spent is now in a fat lazy Wartsqueezer's pocket, far far away in Switzerland!
Shop local and BOYCOT MAULWART !