Originally Posted by DANH-1
I'm not fourteen and I realize that Wal-mart brings job into areas where there may not have been any and enable people to put food on their dinner table.
Are you serious?
Wal-Mart brings slave wage jobs into areas rife with poverty. Wal-Mart refuses to hire a majority of their staff as "full time" so that they can avoid having to pay medical benefits. Explain to me how minimum wage is going to pay rent, pay medical bills AND buy food? It MIGHT if you're a single person living on their own in a rat-infested bachelor apartment, other than that, you're fucked.
Any money made by Wal-Mart is then shipped off to the corporate head offices and does nothing to help the local economy.
Wal-Mart does nothing but ruin the local economy, force locally owned business to close and perpetuates the cycle of poverty.