Wal-Mart, love it or hate it?
Well this all got started on the journal and I'm getting tired so I won't write much tonight except to say I think it's great.
In the journal I was questioned about a rifle and mountain bike I had purchased.
I'll start with the rifle. The gun was made here in the US. Mom and pop stores along with some larger shops wanted over $200 more than Wal-Mart. Why the heck would I get it somewhere other than Wal-Mart?
Regarding the mountain bike I ride, it was made here in the US by I assume some awesome folks as it set me back around 2K. I got my kids a couple of mountain bikes at Wal-Mart for under $100 each. They fell apart within 2 weeks, and someone wondered why the company affiliated with WM was going bankrupt. I ended up buying 2 bikes made here in the US from a friend that owns a bike shop for almost $300 each and they are awesome with no problems at all.
How many mom and pop opperations do you know that even offer any kind of health care for their workers? I agree WM and other big employeer's want to keep their employee's on part time status so they don't have to pay their health care. Would anybody like to share why they think health care costs so much here? I might answer that another day.
Should we abandon companies that offer goods at a great price cause they are making money and saving us money? Folks it's the American way to make money. Ever wonder why so many people want to live here. I don't have any boo-hoo's for people that complain about not being able to find a job. There are plenty out there and if it means going to college and picking the right field so be it. I did as did my wife. Neither of us were born with silver spoon's in our mouth's but we made it just fine with a lot of sacrafice and dedication.
If you got a HS diploma and expect to make 100K a year and live the "American Dream" ya' better wake up and get your rear in gear and see about trying to better yourself.
As American's we have the RIGHT to vote and we put the folk's in office that control what's going on. I think a lot of people hate GB cause they think he is a war monger or something but I tell you what Clinton did more against this country than GB ever did. Just one example is during his last day's he signed law allowing the poultry giant Tyson's to allow their products to be raised in Mexico but still labeled as a US product. One of these day's they are gonna leave Arkansas for Mexico causing a huge loss for poultry producers there.
Lastly regarding vehicles does anyone have any idea how many "foreign" car/truck makers are located here in the US?
I'm tired and I'll think of more to write on this at another time but don't blame WM for this countries troubles blame yourself and our government. American's want it all, high wages, cheap products, and a RIGHT to do as they please never minding how it affects others.