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Thursday, August 17, 2006

We have seen the enemy and it is.....

Good plan guys (Democratic party).
“My problem with Wal-Mart is that I don’t see any indication that they care about the fate of middle-class people,” Mr. Biden said, standing on the sweltering rooftop of the State Historical Society building here. “They talk about paying them $10 an hour. That’s true. How can you live a middle-class life on that?”
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Is there a guarantee of a middle-class life there? I might have missed something. If you apply for a job at Walmart, don't you know what you are getting? Many people want part-time work. Many people are not engineers and lawyers. Many people go into retail and make $6/hr.
The focus on Wal-Mart is part of a broader strategy of addressing what Democrats say is general economic anxiety and a growing sense that economic gains of recent years have not benefited the middle class or the working poor.
I think Walmart helps to alleviate this anxiety by making things more affordable to the working poor.
Yet there are clear risks for Democrats, not least in alienating Wal-Mart employees and customers.

Do Democrats have any idea how many people that is? Here in my town, Walmart wanted to open a Supercenter at one of the "gateways" to town. City council got the standard screaming from people who hate Walmart but when it came right down to it, more people wanted it than didn't. This is definitely a middle-class town and people shop there. Yet after a year you still hear from those screamers that believe the council was bought off. They simply refuse to believe that people actually like Walmart!
Captain Ed has more.