Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Wal-Mart Fucks America

TBogg has a good post up on the details:


This has been irking me for about a decade now. All over Arkansas, everywhere here in the Fort, folks claim they "have" to shop at the Wall, because things are so much cheaper there. Yes, certainly. Cheaper because Wal-Mart is being subsidized by your tax dollars, you berk. Because you're paying Wal-Mart's health insurance bill. Because you're paying for food stamps for Wal-Mart's employees and the ER bill when the children of Wal-Mart employees get sick -- that's why your fucking underwear is so fucking cheap, you fucking bint.

Not that I'm the least bit hysterical about this or anything.

And then, because it's where all my students end up working, and they all end up "full-time" employees, working 33 hours a week for six dollars an hour and no benefits, because what other options are there in the Fort, and most of them cannot afford to move, not with three kids and a husband who hasn't paid child support in five years, well, it's a never-ending story, isn't it?

1 comment:

zelda1 said...

And, Wal-Mart has most of its things made out of this country, and the people in Mexico, for instance, work all day long for pennies. Then, Wal-Mart brings the goods back over here and sells them for 10 times what it cost to make them. So, that's why they can sell underwear cheaper than say, well wherever else underwear is sold.