This is the greatest thing EVER.
My irony alert is going crazy. Occupy Wall Street poster prints are for sale at Walmart. http://t.co/ZosHPenhZb
— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) December 16, 2013
Oh, my. Progressives for sale, indeed:
A liberal think tank with close ties to the Obama administration took money from General Motors and other businesses it did not disclose while campaigning for policies benefitting those companies, according to The Nation magazine.
Members of the “Business Alliance” of the Center for American Progress (CAP) include bailed out car company GM, unsafe Bangladeshi factory utilizer Walmart, and embattled solar energy company First Solar, according to a membership list obtained by the liberal magazine.
CAP, as the article lovingly goes on to note, supported the auto bailout. Reading between the lines, this seems to be a grudge match between CAP and The Nation, or maybe a grudge match between the Clintonistas and the hardcore progressives, or maybe even the first shots of 2016. Not that you care about that, any more than I do: all you care about is whether both sides are ready and able to carve each other up into seething little lumps. (more…)
Said woes being, Walmart doesn’t have the staff to handle the business it currently has:
[Merchandise is] piling up in aisles and in the back of stores because Wal-Mart doesn’t have enough bodies to restock the shelves, according to interviews with store workers. In the past five years, the world’s largest retailer added 455 U.S. Wal-Mart stores, a 13 percent increase, according to filings and the company’s website. In the same period, its total U.S. workforce, which includes Sam’s Club employees, dropped by about 20,000, or 1.4 percent. Wal-Mart employs about 1.4 million U.S. workers.
And what is that word? Why, it’s Obamacare: “After making a big deal of publicly supporting the Affordable Care Act, Walmart—the nation’s largest private sector employer—is joining the ranks of companies seeking to avoid their obligation to provide employees with health insurance as required by Obamacare.” (more…)