06 Dec '11, 3am

Six More Reasons To Avoid Walmart This Holiday Season | Care2 Causes

I have no problem purchasing products made in other countries - the problem I have is with the Walmart model of starvation wages, cut throat competitive practices which run local, higher paying business out of business, then raise prices. There have been a few towns in my state who have banned Walmart - good on them! I refuse to shop there, I want the businesses where I spend my money to pay a living wage, provide benefits so my tax dollars aren't used to subsidize their poverty wage scale with food stamps and Medicaid and treat their suppliers with respect by paying the REAL cost of goods at a living wage. Sometimes paying as little as a quarter more for your T-shirt means a living wage for the factory worker in China or Mexico or where ever the item is made. Same goes for Apple.

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