Friday, February 10, 2006

VP Dick "FU" Cheney Loves Wal-Mart

There are lots and lots of lawsuits against Wal-Mart. A huge sex discrimination class action suit has its own website. But don't worry, Cheney will do all he can to protect Wal-Mart. Even though he probably doesn't shop there, he really loves them.

Cheney cited Wal-Mart as “one of our nation’s best companies,” ignoring its poverty-level wages, mistreatment of workers and repeated violations of environmental law. He claimed the company “exemplifies some of the very best qualities in our country—hard work, the spirit of enterprise, fair dealing and integrity.” He failed to mention the 60 federal complaints against the company for workplace violations, Wal-Mart’s decisions to lock workers into stores and charges that it doctored hourly employees’ time records in order to skimp on wages. Instead, he parroted the Wal-Mart executives, the same ones who are bankrolling the Bush-Cheney campaign, and called for “litigation reform,” saying the problem afflicting America is pesky workers who have the nerve to challenge corporate malfeasance in court.
David Sirota, In these times

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