The Walton Agenda

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While they haven’t given very much of their wealth away, a great deal of what the Waltons have spent has been focused on funding right wing causes.

The largest of these causes has been the movement to privatize public education.

Beyond this, the Walton Family Foundation has also given to a host of other right-wing organizations, including:

  • The Cato Institute
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • National Right to Work Foundation (anti-union)
  • Americans for Tax Reform (Grover Nordquist’s organization)

Additionally, the Waltons use their fortune to influence politics at all levels. In the last two decades, the Walton family has spent nearly $4.6 million on federal elections. More than three-quarters of their contributions went to Republican candidates and political action committees.

Walmart and its PAC are political players as well. During the 2010 election cycle alone, Walmart and its PAC spent over $4 million to influence state and national elections. Almost $3.5 million of that went to Republican candidates and party committees.

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  1. I do not shop at Walmart and have not shopped at this store for many years. It uses children in third world countries to do heavy, and dangerous jobs, while paying them less than a penny a day. It does not provide good working conditions for its employees, demanding of them long hours, low pay and little to no opportunities for job education and promotion It is anti-union. Walmart’s political agenda is undemocratic and threatens the all that the United States of America makes country great. our Walmart”s goal is to destroy the United States orf America so that it can become a Third World Country: 1% owning the economy and our government. If you have never been to a third world country, look no further than El Salvador, Guatemala, Bolivia, all countries of the Americas, and African countries like Nigeria, Tanzania, and Botswana. Instead of the United States of America, we may be living under The Walton Corporations United of America.
    Mary Alice Parken

  2. Le Hunt says:

    The sad thing is that there is often no other place to shop anymore. These mega stores have basically ruined every small business in the country.

  3. Timmy O. Garcia says:

    WHO GIVES A SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WALMART, THE WALTON FAMILY, MIKE DUKES & ALL ASSHOLE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD STRIPPED AWAY OUR EXCESS PAYS, OUR PROFIT SHARES, OUR BONUSES, OUR 35 HOUR WORK WEEK THAT WE AS ASSOCIATES WERE USED TO MAKING!!!!! WHO THE FUCK CAN SURVIVE ON 24 HOURS PER WEEK, $19,200 PER WEEK, JACKED UP INSURANCES THAT DOESN’T COVER A GOD DAMN THING!!!!! I WAS INTIMIDATED BY THE MANAGERS, IGNORED BY THE ASSOCIATES & BULLIED BY THE CUSTOMERS!!! WRITTEN UP & COACHED FOR DEFENDINGF THE STORE TO PREVENT SHOPLIFTING & UNDERAGE BUYING OFALCOHOL,TABCCO, “R” RATED MOVIES, MUSIC & GAMES, ITEMS WITHOUT PROOF OF PURCHASES. ALL I RECEIVED WERE MIGRANES & EPILEPTIC SEIZURES ON THE HOTTEST WORKDAYS FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER, VOMITTING IN A BUCKET OR TRASHCAN ON THE JOB, BLEEDING HEMROIDS WHEN NO ONE WOULD GIVE ME RESTROOM PRIVILEDGES ON THE JOB TO SANITIZE 7 MEDICATE MYSELF, STAGES OF DEPRESSION & ANXIETY ATTACHS AFTER DEALING WITH A BULLYING CUSTOMER & MANAGER, STAGES OF BIPOLAR,, ANGER & RAGE AFTER HAVING ENOUGH OF THE MOTHERFUCKING BULLSHIT FROM ALL MANAGERS & CUSTOMERS!!!!!!! I DON’T STEP DOWN TO NO ONE OR NO BODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF I DON’T STAND MY GROUND TO ALL ENEMIES (ASSOCIATES, CUSTOMERS & BEYOND)IN WHAT WAS MY STORE…WHO THE FUCK WILL?!?!?!?!?!!!!! I WILL NOT KISS ASS TO ANYONE!!!!!!!!! I SERVED 30 YEARS IN SECURITY ENFORCEMENT TO END UP SERVING TO & WORKING FOR A BUNCH OF BULLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN I STEPPED DOWN VIA M.L.O.A. AS A PEOPLE GREETER. I LATER FOUND OUT THE PEPLGREETERS WERE DISBANNDED. SO I JOINED THE O,U,R, WALMART ORGANIZATION(NOT-A-UNION) TO RAISE OUR PAYS TO $15/HOUR, 40 HOURS PER WEEK, BETTER BENEFITS, PROFIT SHARES, STOCK OPTIONS!!!! NOW, WERE LUCKY IF WE AS ASSOCIATES CAN EVER AFFORD THE RENT!!!!!!!!!!!! ARE WE AS ASSOCIATES GOING BACK TO THE 1950/1960′S 86c PER HOUR, $186 PER MONTH???? WE MIGHT AS BE WORKING IN THE SWEATSHOPS FOR EVEN BIGGER ASSHOLES NOBODY WANTS!!!!!! WHY SHOULD ASSOCIATES & FUTURE GENERATIONS WORK FOR THE SAME TYPE PEOPLE PER EVERY GENERATION???!!!! ALL BULLIES, BITCHES, BULLIES & BASTARDS HAVE NO PLACE IN OUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!! WE WORK HARD TO GET AWAY FROM EVERY ELEMENT WHERE LIVE. WE NO LONGER HAVE TIME NOR WILL DO THE ON THIS PLANET FOR THESE PERSONS!!!!! THEY’RE ANOTHER FORM OF CANCER WE’RE TRYING KILL OFF SO NO ONE LIVES IN TYRANY OR FEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. dirwood G says:

    No one cares about where they shop at. They don’t care if it’s Wal Mart or Target as long as they save and get what they want, and they don’t care about the economy. They don’t care if they have a job or not. Most people will not shop at a Mom and Pop retail outlet, because they want to go where the action is. Unless people start looking at what the truth is they are living a self fulfilling economic doom.

  5. I’m guilty of shopping at this place only because where else can I afford to shop here in Las Cruces on $145 food stamps [ which they just closed my case because they said I have an open case in New York which was closed] That and our K-mart doesn’t offer the same products , though their women’s clothes are far better! As for working there? my friend, James K. Buchanan- a fellow writer who published two books- works at wal-mart in wallingford CT , all because after being laid off from sodexo , wal-mart was all he could find. after 2 years he finally has medical benefits, he claims; yet he does not know how much they pay! every time I shop there, for some reason he thanks me; yes for the big $10 an hour they raised him to because ” They like his work” [ he’s a custodian getting, if he’s lucky, his whoopie doo 32 hours workweek! everything Timmy said above needs to be heard. that and The HERITAGE FOUNDATION? anti-abortion, anti-lesbian, pro-repugnant party rancher! in Wal-Mart- the face of 21st century capitalism- nelson Lichtenstein, Sam Walton’s quote told his philosophy of ” helping women” . ” my company, Wal-Mart, benefits women because it creates FLEXIBLE jobs, thus allowing them to take care of the children. Women need flexibility because they are not the head wage earners of their family, their husbands are.” perhaps I didn’t quote that correct ; the main point is SAM WALTON ACTUALLY BELIEVED HE WAS HELPING WOMEN! WHAT A SEXIST PHUCKING PIG! ” women like working at Wal-Mart because my company realizes they don’t need full time work. great one!

  6. Anonymous says:

    you guy keed a union, get rid of the right to work laws they do not help you we are the 99%

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