Wal-Mart Manufacturers of Deception Wal-Mart: Manufacturers of Deception Wal-Mart: Manufacturers of Deception

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Many of you have heard in passing that Wal-Mart is not good for America. Typically you hear comments of sweatshops and tax breaks but have never really heard enough to impact your relationship with them. There are several concerns that each of us have that Wal-Mart is directly impacting in ways that are affecting the world, and it all starts in a small town . How many of you have concerns with large companies getting tax breaks? Or maybe where your tax dollars are going? How about education budgets? Some may be most concerned with the environment? Maybe you feel strongly about humane, safe working environments? If any or all of these are a concern to you, I urge you to listen because it is time for David to take on Goliath. Wal-Mart is corporate welfare and it’s your wallet this time because the government is allowing it. Wal-Mart cost tax payers on average one billion, five hundred and fifty seven million dollars according to the documentary Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Prices. These tax dollars are to support its employees with government assistance programs. In fact Wal-Mart purposely pays low wages so they can collect more profit and let the government give their employees health care and food stamps. The government allows this private company to do so with profits last year reported at 13 billion dollars. Typically 80 % of their hourly employees are on welfare and make an average of 13,591.00 a year. The CEO of Wal-Mart Lee Scott made a reported 2000 times that figure in 2005. The employees in turn spend their food stamps at Wal-Mart so they can get low prices, thus creating an endless vicious cycle of dependence on the employer that is holding them underwater. “Wal-Mart is a Chinese company with American board members, (Wal-Mart movie).” A reported 18 Billion a year is spent on imports and the American jobs are stolen. Stolen along

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