Originally Posted by doubledutch
i don't get it. do you never need anything that comes from a big, evil corporation?
That is exactly my point. People spend so much time avoiding Walmart and then they go to another place that gets stuff from the same sources. The problem isn't the stores themselves, it's the way our country does business, and the way all of these
companies get their products.
That is precisely the point. People put out all this energy avoiding Walmart just to spend their dollars somewhere else where another company is profiting from the same thing. It just doesn't make sense to me.
Since everyone is just trying to get by, why do we spend so much time blasting people for shopping at Walmart when, by shopping at Kmart, Target, Safeway, or many other places we are contributing to the same problem?
I honestly don't
know what the solution is, but I wish some of these smart people who spend all this time crunching numbers and researching this stuff would come up with a solution that doesn't involve telling the poor to just stop shopping at Walmart. It isn't that simple when shopping elsewhere doesn't really make any difference if you keep buying the same crap.
How about finding ways to produce the same products without using slave labor? How about pressuring our government to stop making it profitable for corporations to move manufacturing out of our country?
Building another store with shinier floors and prettier packaging isn't the answer, that much I do
know. And that is again, much of the deal about Target.
It's a prettier Walmart.