It's been a rough few weeks for Wal-Mart. As you may or may not have heard, the retail giant hit a bump, facing a DOJ bribery probe for allegedly violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act while attempting to expand in Mexico. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or FCPA, criminalizes bribery of foreign governments by corporations in the United States. Wal-Mart stands accused of greasing the palms of Mexican government officials to the tune of $24 million, then turning around and attempting to stymie an internal investigation into the matter. Now the Mexican federal comptroller is reviewing the permits that Wal-Mart...
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So, it’s “do as I say, not as I do.” It’s okay for the B.O. to be more flexible and give other countries US secrets, but it isn’t okay for a thriving American enterprise to make deals to expand their operations in other countries. The difference is what B.O. did would put this country in jeopardy. What Wal-Mart did (like them or not) would create more jobs and possibly keep people in Mexico instead of coming into the USA illegally. Wal-Mart spent their money, not ours. The income returns to the US. 2 wrongs don’t make a right, unless you’re B.O., then your wrong is okay. Voting GOP in November.
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