WalMart kills economy
Which I can see clearly with the $2bn in bonuses awarded to hourly workers. As well as being one of the top six charitable donors in the world and (if I am not mistaken) the top retailer pulling a profit during a recession.
Now if only the hourly workers at our local stores gave two shits about customers, presentation, courtesy, and so on. Personally, I do not think the fuck-wits at our local stores, who far outnumber the good employees who DO care, merited bonuses. But so long as cash is flowing somewhere, right?
And so what if the $2bn was intended to stave off unionization? Explain how unionizing WalMart would do anything more than deteriorate what customer service remains and cause consumer costs to rise. You know that stocker who shoved past you with the huge loader? Imagine picking yourself up out of the shelves when he barrels past you knowing he cannot be fired without a union process, if he even had a manager who gave a crap because HE cannot be fired, either. If WalMart unionizes, I see a grand opportunity for K-Mart.
Aside from the rant, I notice how these messages loves to play on peoples' fears of gang violence. You cannot flash your headlights because a gang will shoot you. You cannot go into WalMart because a gang will shoot you. Actually that is a few fears in one: gangs, guns, possibility of death, invasion of your comfort zone. Probably more.
Paris, invading my comfort zone with the possibility of death.