Thursday, August 17, 2006

Running on an Anti Wal-mart Platform

Many Democrats, including Senator Joe Biden, have found a new rallying cry that many of them say could prove powerful in the midterm elections and into 2008: denouncing Wal-Mart for what they say are substandard wages and health care benefits.

I am convinced that if this is a rallying cry, the Democrats have more than proven how stupid their contingency is.

Substandard wages? Healthcare benefits? A business, regardless of its size, has no obligation -- legislatively or ethically -- to provide wages or healthcare plans just because some politician thinks they should.

If the work environment Wal-mart creates is so bad, no one would work there and business would diminish.

Simple economics my liberal friends. Wal-mart runs a business to provide consumers a shopping environment and products at a price they choose. Employees line up to work there. Higher wages and healthcare are costs. Those costs must be passed on to the consumer.

If you disagree with Wal-mart's business model -- low prices -- take your business elsewhere. There are plenty of stores that pay their employees higher wages and offer them healthcare benefits. The privilege you get is higher prices. You have a choice.

If you vote for a politician who espouses this rhetoric, you deserve to have idiots representing you.

1 comment:

christovich79 said...

I think Walmart should start charging optional tips. See how generous the consumers are then to the poor, poor employees. Then they'll be able to afford their Jimmy Bean for sure.