Thursday, November 22, 2012

WalMart - Typical GOP Hypocrisy

Republicans will keep attacking it. Congressman Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, says Republicans “have tried to use every kind of leverage that they could think of” to weaken the NLRB. That includes blocking its appointments, threatening its budget, and demanding its internal documents.
In relation to the Wal-Mart Black Friday strikes:
The company is fighting back. It has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board to preemptively ban the Black Friday strikes.
Wal-Mart a long-time supporter of the American Legislative Exchange Council – an organization dedicated to destroying government – now wants the governments help.

It always amazes me how hypocritical the GOP and its minions are.

Stepping up to the government feeding trough – whenever it benefits the GOP or one of the GOP’s benefactors.

More from the article on why you shouldn’t go to WalMart this weekend:
In the 1950s, over a third ofprivate-sector workers belonged to a union. Today fewer than 7 percent do. As a result, the typical American worker no longer has the bargaining clout to get a sizeable share of corporate profits.

Walmart’s employees, by contrast, have no union to represent them. So they’ve had no means of getting much of the corporation’s earnings.


Most new jobs in America are in personal services like retail, with low pay and bad hours. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average full-time retail worker earns between $18,000 and $21,000 per year.

But if retail workers got a raise, would consumers have to pay higher prices to make up for it? A new study by the think tank Demos reports that raising the salary of all full-time workers at large retailers to $25,000 per year would lift more than 700,000 people out of poverty, at a cost of only a 1 percent price increase for customers.

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One percent – where have I heard that phrase recently?
Oh yeh – in regards to the Walton’s and the privileged few.

Well  ….  When it comes to building the US economy -
I can afford 1%
It’s the only 1% that I can tolerate

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