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.