I am so sick of hearing all the anti-Wal-Mart rhetoric. Pure, simplified union propaganda. The only reasons you hear all the b.s. about Wal-Mart is a) they have beat the unions at every step, b) they are successful (and successfully American, oh my God!) and c) easy target because they are the most successful store in the world. What they fail to mention are the hundreds of millions they provide in tax revenue every year to the U.S. governement, funding social security, health care, etc., for the masses....They employee a huge number of people, many that are considered unemployable and would otherwise be on government assistance (thus sucking your tax dollars)...They have also provided an incredible amount of innovation in business strategy in regards to logistics, inventory management, and manufacturing...Innovations that have helped thousands of companies, thus lowering fuel useage, time of delivery/ convenience, and on and on.
Obviously there is more to the story behind the anti-Wal-Mart rhetoric.