post #81 of 211
6/15/09 at 2:27pm
I don't boycott any stores, for one simple reason, the people that are working there. I see a young mom, trying to make ends meet. Maybe it is Walmart, of
starbucks, no I do not agree with their policies or where they get their merchandise. In this economy, some people have no choice but to work at these stores. But if it makes a difference for a family trying to pay their rent and feeding their children, I will shop at the big , icky chain stores. So I ask you what is the solution?
I live in Texas and see a lot of this. I, too, am turned off by restaurants and physicians feeling the need to post religious fish symbols next to their business signs. It seems to scream, "We are good, Christian people. Give us your business!" Since when has being a Christian or not being a Christian had anything to do with how food tastes or how good a pediatrician is at his/her job?
I was thinking about this the other day. The US is a consumer nation. We don't make much here, we just have everything brought in from other countries.
Clothing is made elsewhere, electronics are made elsewhere, cars are made elsewhere, and if we do make something here, we get the parts from somewhere else....we need to start making things ourselves or figure out something we do better than everyone else because we keep shipping all our manufacturing off to other, cheaper places and giving our money to everyone else.
Gee, I wonder why our economy is bad?
We used to be good at farming, and the government paid farmers to not grow food!
Things are so screwed up, and our government has allowed it, imo, at every turn. The American people allowed it, because we never protest when these things are OK'd, we're so busy blaming Wal-mart we don't see what's really going on.
Big business could not do these things if big government didn't make the rules that allowed them to do it in the first place. They get big tax breaks for putting welfare mothers back to work, even though those welfare mothers all require state sponsored health insurance that costs the taxpayers. They get huge tax breaks because the government writes the tax code.
Who allowed this? We did.
So who is villian? Wal-mart? The government? Or us?