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Charity Begins With Wealth Creation

Daddio7 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 8:06 AM
The Waltons have destroyed more wealth then FDR, LBJ, and Obama put together. Hundreds of thousands of small store owners put out of business. Millions of those shop's owners and employes replaced with a third as many associates working at half the pay. Thousands of small manufactures forced out of business by global enterprises employing foreign workers for sometimes pennies a day. The only wealth they created is in their bank accounts.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 10:21 AM
Your unqualified economic ignorance is showing!! For every small store owner that has gone out of business (because CONSUMERS are made better off by getting products they need at a lower price) MORE and HIGHER PAYING jobs are created due to the greater economic efficiencies that inevitably result. And, again, MORE and HIGHER PAYING jobs are INsourced into the US than are OUT sourced. Try cracking an economics text sometime before making such a tremendous fool of yourself with such idiotic comments.
observer3 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 10:02 AM
Any statistics on those numbers you throw around? I live in a small-medium sized metropolitan area in the northeast, with several Walmart stores, including one in the center of the city. Other local retailers continue to exist, though some have had to become more competitive to maintain customers. Small, local stores will survive by providing specialty products or services which customers don't find at Walmart or other large chains. I know where to shop other than Walmart for the best delicatessen items, low-priced produce, hardware items with knowledgeable instruction, and better quality clothing. When I want brand-name groceries, housewares, small appliances and other items, Walmart (or Target, Kmart, et al) saves me a lot of money.
Marion69 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 8:41 AM
What you forget, everyone has a choice whether to shop at Wal Mart or some other store.....and that is as it should be.
Charity -- helping people who have trouble helping themselves -- is a good thing two times over. It's good for the beneficiary and good for the donor, too. Stephen Post's fine book, "The Hidden Gifts of Helping," reveals that 76 percent of Americans say that helping others is what makes them most happy. Giving money makes us feel good, and helping face-to-face is even better. People say it makes them feel physically healthier. They sleep better.

Private charity is unquestioningly better than government efforts to help people. Government squanders money. Charities sometime squander money, too, but they usually don't.

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