Posts tagged "WalMart"

Another worthless 'I guarantee' from President Barack Obama

After delivering his hour-long, chewed-over state-of-the-union speech on Tuesday, President Barack Obama hit the road and issued another one of his worthless “I guarantee” promises. As the New York Daily News reported: Obama visited a Costco store in suburban Maryland to drive home the argument that businesses who pay higher wages can improve their bottom... Read more »

Sun-Times torpedoes flawed anti-WalMart study

Sun-Times to WalMart critics: Fire One This is one great editorial, taking issue with a Loyola University and University of Illinois at Chicago study claiming that Chicago’s first and only WalMart on the West Side has been an economic bummer for the community. The editorial started: The folks who don’t want any more Wal-Marts in... Read more »

Competitors secretly finance local opposition to WalMart in Mundelein and elsewhere

You know all the NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) noise opposing the construction of WalMarts? Turns out that some of it is secretly funded by WalMart’s competition. The Wall Street Journal detailed how it worked in north suburban Mundelein. Local activists and union groups have been the public face of much of the resistance. But... Read more »
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