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  •  A VICIOUS CIRCLE... (0+ / 0-)

    Well, allow me to rephrase that. It's a vicious circle that's detrimental to the well-being of Walmart's lowly employees, but it works out just swell for the corporation itself. Invade a community and get all sorts of tax breaks from the local government for deigning to give the people in the area the wondrous shopping experience that is Walmart. Shut down the local small businesses who formerly made their living providing such goods and services, causing unemployment to rise. Pay your employees such paltry wages that most of them are living below the poverty line, which in turn causes them to apply for taxpayer-funded entitlement programs like SNAP. Then count all your profits from your workers and unemployed local residents who spend their food stamps and unemployment checks in your stores. Yes, it all boils down to a fortuitous scam for Walmart, a plan that's so clever, it verges on the diabolical. Ah, the Circle of Life... Hakuna matata, Walton family. The rest of you poor slobs can go pound sand.

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