Your Letters: China/Wal-Mart connection is fascinating
I would like thank Pauline Lease for enlightening me about the evils of Wal-Mart. For example, one of her reasons why she and others hate Wal-Mart is as follows: "The truth is people need jobs, especially in smaller towns. Sometimes you have to t...
I would like thank Pauline Lease for enlightening me about the evils of Wal-Mart. For example, one of her reasons why she and others hate Wal-Mart is as follows: "The truth is people need jobs, especially in smaller towns. Sometimes you have to take what is available, and Wal-mart is well aware of this fact."
I simply was not aware that Wal-Mart had kicked another bigger, better-paying business out of town in order to get slave labor.
The next reason she gave was: "Wal-Mart has Chinese employees in China that produce their products cheaply and sold back to us making a substantial profit."
I found two things in that statement that shocked me! First, Chinese employees in China? I always thought illegal aliens were in China to do the work the Chinese just won't do. Second, making a substantial profit? I always thought businesses operated non-profit and used rich people's tax money to expand and create jobs. What have I been thinking?
And she also brought to my attention that, "If anyone watched the China Olympics you witnessed the biggest transfer of wealth (ours) that we sent to China." I guess I was under the false impression that many countries, including the U.S., each had a turn hosting the Olympics and collecting transferred wealth.
Then she informed me "Besides, China owns most of our debt." Well we need to find out who is responsible for that. I just can't believe U.S. citizens would buy Chinese products just because labor unions and greed have caused U.S. products to become so expensive. Why can't the U.S. just forget about competition, capitalism, global trading and become an isolationist state?
And then she said, quote: "life is good for them." ("Them" being the Chinese). I never realized all those hard to get interviews with all those Chinese laborers employed by Chinese companies in barracks-style living quarters on company property working seven days a week for meager wages were all falsified. It sure makes me feel better to hear that life is actually good for them.
Her next statement really opened my eyes. "I sometimes wonder how long down the line they may launch something toward us?" I sure hope it isn't bill collectors! The American people should be told not to worry about bin Ladin or al Qaida and pay more attention to the evil Wal-mart China coalition.
I sure am glad Pauline gave me all those enlightening reasons or I might have had to start wondering what her real reason for hating Wal-Mart (and evidently China) would be.