Walmart vs. morons

Discussion in 'Political/Religious Topics' started by Huey Rider, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Just a little food for thought:

    Wal-Mart vs The Morons

    Yup, this is one to think about for sure.
    Wal-Mart vs. The Morons
    1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.
    2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!
    3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.
    4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.
    5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English.
    6 Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.
    7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.
    8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.
    9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.
    10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.
    11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)
    12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.
    You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.
    This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!
    To President Obama and ALL 535 voting members of the Legislature, It is now official you are all corrupt morons:
    a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

    b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
    c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
    d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

    e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

    f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

    g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

    You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.

  2. Huey Rider, amen to that....Virtually everything they touch turns to crap..

    Sad that almost half of the population believes in the fruits of government..

  3. bigbuddy21

    bigbuddy21 G&G Evangelist

    sounds reasonable enough to me.
  4. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    Good Post! I saw this one a long while back but it's good to have it back up for the folks that haven't, or are just starting to wake up... Thanks Huey Rider! God Bless America and Remember in November! Not long to get the alarm clocks ringing like the Bells of Liberty...
  5. blue fox

    blue fox G&G Evangelist

    "Welcome to Walmart"
  6. Sober

    Sober G&G Newbie

    Oh man Thanks for this. It literally made my day Im sending out copies as soon as I log off. Again thanks lol
  7. I'm printing this and showing it to people. Great post!
  8. Never_Evil

    Never_Evil G&G Evangelist

    I don't think it would be a good idea for Wally World Execs to run the US. They sell severely substandard products made by people outside of the US. They allow their "customers" to rent products without question, people use it until the 90 days are up and they return it for 100% of the money back. I know I can not buy government officials for 3 months and return them for all my taxes back. There is very little, if any body of the lower ranks that actually knows anything in that store.

    Some reasons I shop there are they are open when other places are not, price is a factor on certain items, it is about a mile from from where I live currently.

    Reasons I avoid it, customers are a little chemically imbalanced. most of what they sell brakes when I use it for what it is designed. The biggest reason I dislike shopping there, they have 30 plus checkouts with usually 5 to 8 cashiers and are 10 people deep and self checkouts are not an option unless it gives me a discount for me doing THEIR job. Click on PHOTOS for what shops there from around the USA.
  9. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    And the message was, does it work or not?
  10. Never_Evil

    Never_Evil G&G Evangelist

    Only if you like socialism. It seems to be their way or no way. They put on a show that it cares for people, but it just takes the money. They will eliminate any competition they can by either underselling or by buying them out. The Empty Suit is doing the same thing, they are killing off the little guys that can provide the service, and allowing the ones that can provide the goods. Eventually everyone needs the service.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  11. samuel

    samuel G&G Newbie

    ^ I am really worried about GROK,s head tho.
  12. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    If we got back to American made. Parts would be available to repair stuff. That's why I like rebuilding the old Homelite chainsaws. Parts are not easy to find, but the old Homelites are built to work and be repaired...
  13. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Afton NY
    The amazing thing about Wallmart is a lot of things are NOT cheaper there. They have created an empire in spite of this, and the public has sucked up the price theory. They have taken the world to school on retail psycology, i"ll give them that.
  14. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    Walmart can't tax,therefore they must be creative,simple.:shhh:
  15. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

    Perhaps Uncle Sam should simply stop the whole income tax, corporate tax, death tax, tax tax, etc. thing and declare the entire country a government run multifaceted corporation and every store a government store. The only goods available at the government store would be those made by the government corporation. They could add a sales tax on everything to generate funds to pay the tax collectors. All those ships bringing stuff in from China would have to pay a docking fee, an unloading fee, and a surchar
  16. Never_Evil

    Never_Evil G&G Evangelist

    Great in theory, but because we are part of NAFTA, we have to let that crap in on an equal market level. I personally would love to open a store that is either American made, or majority is American assembled of quality parts.

    No need for us to make paper clips from Chinese steel, it would just deform, contain high levels of lead, and only last for 4 uses. Substandard parts give you substandard humans.
  17. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Great post Huey,

    I LOVE Wal Mart!

    They sell everything I need.
    Bacon, beans, mac & cheese, chicken, pork, milk, bread, guns & ammo!
    What else, does a man need! :approve:

    As for Wal Mart putting others OUT of business.
    That is known as good business planning.
    Out do, out perform, out sell your competition.
    Which is what this country, was founded on.

    For the Nay Sayers.
    How many times do you ever see Wal Mart.
    BEGGING for folks, to come work for them?
    You don't!
    They get hundreds of applications, for each job opening.
  18. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

    New York
    It's not as easy to find products that were not made in China (by which I mean the ChiComs, not the Republic of China, aka Taiwan) or that don't have ChiCom content these days. I will pay more for an American-made product (example: $2 more at Home Depot last week for an American-made drill bit for a project I'm doing) when I can find one. But for the past five or more years that has been getting harder and harder to do.

    Last year, a writer for New York Magazine (a publication on life in the Big Apple) undertook an assignment from his editor. He and his family, a wife and two kids, were to live for a year without using products made in China or so far as could be determined, without ChiCom components in them, on his current salary. This included food. He figured it would not be that hard an assignment.

    The assignment turned out to be a cast-iron bitch.

    Clothing was especially hard. One example: the kids needed sneakers for gym class. His wife spent two days going from store to store and searching online trying to find some that were not made in China. She finally bought them Italian running shoes at $150 a pair. Most of their clothes ended up coming from Europe, from upscale stores, because all of the kids' clothes in the stores in the mall are made in China. When he needed underwear, I believe he ended up buying it from a military surplus catalog because by law, uniforms and most military equipment used by the Army has to be manufactured here in the USA. (This is why both FN and Beretta have American subsidiaries.) She actually had it easier, because she liked a particular designer from France who manufactured his clothes there.

    Toys were the next thing to impossible. As one of the characters in The Bear and the Dragon observed to Jack Ryan, "I didn't know Santa's elves had slanted eyes either, Jack." An overwhelming percentage of toys and other kindercrap are made in China, as witness all the recalls of ChiCom-made toys we've seen this year.

    They didn't own a car (this IS New York City we're talking about), but his research indicated that if they had, it would be difficult to get a new one which didn't have at least some Chinese-made parts in it until you got into the really high end cars like Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and of course the autobahn-class sports cars from Italy. Tires would be a problem. Few of the famous American labels still make tires here in the United States.

    Electronics, ditto. He discovered there are some brands that make the parts here and assemble them in Mexico; but a lot more ship the parts to China, have them assembled there and ship them back here. And in many of those cases, the brackets, frames and shells are manufactured in China. Lately, even some of the chips are.

    Even in the case of food they had to be careful. Until the recall of pet foods last year, most Americans weren't even aware that some brands of pet food use gluten imported from China; and that said gluten may be contaminated. The family shifted to eating local bakery breads, buying their vegetables at the farmer's market down by Union Square, and getting their meat from butcher shops where the butcher could verify where it came from, instead of shopping at the supermarket. This put a serious strain on the budget. Specialty shops are more expensive than mass marketers like Wal-Mart or even supermarket chains.

    It may be coincidental, but at the end of the year that writer turned in his story, quit his job at New York Magazine, went to work at another magazine, and moved out of New York City to the exurbs. The strain of trying not to buy Chinese almost destroyed his family.

    Thanks to NAFTA and trade agreements like NAFTA with Central American countries, our manufacturing base is being destroyed. We need to abrogate NAFTA, see if we can indict Slick Willy for treason for proposing it and signing it into law, and take pride in paying a little more for products made in America by Americans. We might not have as many inexpensive gadgets as we now do, but we'd have our country back and our pride in American products with it.
  19. Never_Evil

    Never_Evil G&G Evangelist

    I have no doubt finding stuff that has absolutely no ties to China is a completely frustrating experience. Even my shoes (New Balance) are assembled in the USA of foreign components.

    I think in today's economy there is a NEED for an American Made store front. In the beginning, news papers and media exposure will provide the advertising needed. Manufacturers across America will see the opportunity to showcase their product in this store. More jobs will be created in manufacturing, more jobs will be created in retail sales, and possible jobs in construction.
  20. samuel

    samuel G&G Newbie

    I read this thread through and through and now I hate Wal Mart.But deep inside I know that as soon as I find a way to cheat my wife out of some money or she gives me my allowance,which ever comes first,I will be going to Wal Mart shopping."Save money,live better" How can I "save money if I spend it on China junk at Wally's?