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Wal-Mart admits it's not changing at all

November 21, 2005 1:56 PM

Bob McAdam, Wal-Mart head propagandist: "The company hasn't changed, but how we talk about us, has."

So, Wal-Mart's efforts are nothing but an empty public relations ploy. Hey you, in the war room.. keep these quotes coming!

The Chicago Tribune article this quote came from is a definite read.

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Read the 2 comments.

Tom from Madison:

Wal-Mart is definitely on the defensive. I say it's time for those seeking economic justice to crank it up a notch.

One under-reported issue has been the amount of corporate welfare received by Walmart. This has come in several forms. Some communities have actually paid Wal-mart to come.

Perhaps more insidious is how Wal-mart employees often end up on public assistance to cover health care. Wisconsin Wal-mart employees are frequent recipients of Badger Care--Wisconsin's safety net health insurance program. Wal-mart can certainly afford to give all its employees health benefits. They are simply ripping off the taxpayers.

Robert Reich was on the Al Franken show today. He indicated that even conservative radio program callers are opposing Wal-mart's hand in the public cookie jar. This should be a call to action for all those wanting to keep control of their own communities.

Tue Nov 22 2005 5:30 PM

Tom from Madison:

Just to connect the dots. The TOTAL cost of buying Wal-mart goods should factor in the cost of the welfare paid to Walmart employees--a cost borne by the taxpayers. Jobs lost and related unemployment benefits paid should also be factored in.

When ALL the costs are considered, doing business with Wal-mart starts looking pretty expensive, non?

Tue Nov 22 2005 5:34 PM

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