Fwd: Wal-Mart vs. The Morons

Discussion in 'Politics' started by elfdowney, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. elfdowney

    elfdowney Monkey+

    Just recieved this in an email and had to share it. If it's already been posted, I apologize.

    Subject: Wal-Mart vs. The Morons
    1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart
    Every hour of every day.

    2. This works out to $20,928 profit every

    3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to
    St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target
    sells all year.

    4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger
    + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

    5.. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the
    world's largest private employer, and most
    speak English.

    6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the
    history of the world.

    7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger
    and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they
    did this in only fifteen years.

    8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket
    chains sought bankruptcy..

    9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other
    store in the world.

    10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the
    USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is
    1,000 more than it had five years ago.

    11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing
    experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores.
    (Earth's population is approximately 6.5

    12.. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen
    miles of a Wal-Mart.

    You may think that I am complaining, but I am
    really laying the ground work for suggesting
    that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run
    Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

    This should be read and understood by all
    Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

    To President Obama and all 535 voting members
    of the Legislature,

    It is now official that the majority of you
    are corrupt morons:

    a... The U.S. Postal Service was established
    in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it
    right and it is broke.

    b.. Social Security was established in 1935.
    You have had 74 years to get it right and it
    is broke.
    c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You
    have had 71 years to get it right and it is

    d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have
    had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of
    our money is confiscated each year and
    transferred to "the poor" and they only want

    e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in
    1965. You have had 44 years to get it right
    and they are broke.

    f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You
    have had 39 years to get it right and it is

    g... The Department of Energy was created in
    1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil.
    It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a
    budget of $24 billion a year and we import
    more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to
    get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

    You have FAILED in every "government service"
    you have shoved down our throats while
    overspending our tax dollars.

    SYSTEM ??

    Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well
    stated. Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of
    some of our "duly elected' (they never read
    anything) and their staff will clue them in on
    how Americans feel.


    I know what's wrong.. We have lost our minds to
    "Political Correctness" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Someone please tell me what s
    wrong with
    all the people that run this

    We're "broke" & can't help our own
    Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless
    In the last months we have provided
    aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey ...
    And now Pakistan .....home of bin
    Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of

    Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed
    income' receive no aid nor do they get
    any breaks while our government and
    religious organizations pour
    Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and
    Tons of Food to Foreign Countries! We
    have hundreds of adoptable children
    who are shoved aside to make room for
    the adoption of foreign orphans.

    AMERICA : a country where we have
    homeless without shelter, children
    going to bed hungry, elderly going
    without 'needed' meds, and mentally
    ill without treatment -etc,etc.
    They have a 'Benefit' for the people
    of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and
    planes lining up with food, water,
    tents clothes, bedding, doctors and
    medical supplies.

    Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US'
    the same support they give to other
    countries. Sad isn't it?

    STANGF150, beast and hank2222 like this.
  2. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Speaking from experience:

    There are no incentives in the government to:
    • do a good job (other than a personal work ethic)--it is extremely hard to be terminated
    • save money--you have a budget and you have to figure out ways to actually spend all of the money or you'll get a lesser amount the next year.
    • finish a project on time
    • finish a project under budget
    • care about a budget
    • show a deliverable product
    • hire qualified employees--the most important thing is to hire minorities; if they can't do the job, you hire a contractor to pick up the slack

    If the govt. was operated like a business, probably 80% of its employees would be fired and many departments would have to file bankruptcy.

    The SYSTEM of govt. is set up wrong. Key items of importance:
    • Hiring more staff (FTEs), even if there's no need.
    • Getting an increase in budget, even if there's no need.
    • Spending ALL of the budget you do have (i.e., not being thrifty).
    • Becoming more and more involved in Americans' everyday lives.

    Notice there is no importance on actually providing a return on the tax dollars spent (e.g. NASA coming up with a new technology that helps people as a by-product of one of their missions).

    In many instances, govt. jobs are not much different than welfare, especially if the person "works from home."
    beast and VisuTrac like this.
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    A LOT of bristles can be picked from that broad a brush, dude....... :rolleyes:
  4. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    i was an advisor to the local welfare director many years ago
    he tried to fix things locally but the higher ups didnt like a lot of it
    i finally gave up and quit around the same time he did
    its like butting your head against a mountain
    your head will give out long before it moves
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