Friday, August 04, 2006

Bus Tour Stories

WakeUpWalmart started a bus tour of the USA last Tuesday. It's purpose is to educate citizens about corporate responsibility, living wages and a fair workplace. Yeah, yeah, I know that Wakeupwalmart is funded by the evil unions and it's not fair for workers to band together to fight multi-billion dollar corporations. Afterall, Wal-Mart has an 'open door policy'. And, that the bus tour is more about politics than people (Wal-Mart talking point). It never ceases to amaze me that Wal-Mart, the largest, richest company on earth, whines about being picked on. But be that as it may, here are a couple of stories concerning the bus tour.

Long, Hot Summer for Wal-Mart by Liza Featherstone (BTW, she points to a link to a story at Fortune Magazine concerning Wal-Mart and goal to clean up its environmental record.

The Bus tour's Baltimore stop.

Wal-Mart's paid PR lackies at Edelman's 'Paidcritics' are very upset about all this political nonsense. Afterall, it's Democrat politicians showing up at the bus tour stops and not Republicans.

Wal-Mart has a lot more money invested in Republican senators and congressmen including our own John Sweeney and John McHugh than they do in Democrat congressmen and women. They depend on Republicans to prevent a minimum wage hike and to promote the abolishment of the Estate Tax.

Percentage of Wal-Mart PAC money to Republicans in 2000 was 85%, 2002 was 78%, 2004 was 78% and thus far in 2006 is 70% (they need to start buying some Democrats now that the winds appear to be shifting).


Someone in USA said...

Their little bus tour is a complete waste of time and money. How many opinions will they honestly change? Most of the people who show up at the events probably already agree with them. Besides, from the posts on the blog, they are far more concerned about the heat, sleeping arrangements, and Laura's pulled pork sandwich. Please...

Adirondack Wal-Mart said...

Mmmmmmmmm, pulled pork!