Walmart has taken over the world!

@KatieS (504)
United States
September 11, 2007 11:59pm CST
A few days ago we watched a documentary on Walmart. It was so sad. When the supercenter's came in, they shut down a lot of family businesses and they treat their employees really bad. Bad wages, bad health insurance coverage, bad working environments in China and Bangladesh. I was really disgusted after watching this film, everyone should know what Walmart's monopolization has done to our country and our country's economy. Cities and counties actually pay Walmart billions of dollars to move in, at the same time neglecting their school programs and such. The Walton family is disgustingly wealthy, all the time referring their employees to apply for welfare to raise their children. There are actually 9 supercenters within a 50 mile radius of my house. The town I live close to has a population of about 7,000, downtown is deserted where small businesses used to be and people would hustle and bustle at Christmas time. Now it's full of empty buildings with nothing going on at Christmas. We decided not to shop at Walmart anymore. The reason our local grocery stores have higer prices is because Walmart stole most of their business and they have to keep their lights on. I hope I can make a difference. I don't think it's fair that our children grow up to be scared of owning their own businesses because of Walmart's competition. I hope you all will watch this movie. It's called: "Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices"
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I think I may have seen that program you are talking about. I remember some of my friends talking about this before too, and all of them felt pretty much the same as you. It's a shame a company so large treats their employees so bad. We have about 7 Walmarts very close to each other--I could drive to all of them in less then 15 minutes! They are also building a SUPER walmart near us too. Why do we have to have sooo many?!