Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Wally World Bill in MD

A while ago, someone asked me to give my opinion on the bill that would require Wal-Mart to pay for its employees health care instead of dropping them off on the stoop of every taxpayer in Maryland.

This is a very good bill. Companies should not force the government to pay for their employee's health care. The bill was only labeled the 'Wal-Mart Bill' by Wal-Mart and its representatives in public relations and the State House. The bill states that any company which employs 10,000 or more people in Maryland can not get away with forcing its employees to use Medicare for their health care needs. These companies must offer some sort of plan. Apparently, the jackals, sorry, the Republican representatives in Maryland and Wal-Mart consider this bill and unfair burden that will render Wal-Mart uncompetitive. This is complete and utter bullshit. This bill reverts the competitive advantage that Wal-Mart gains by shoving its employee onto the Medicare system. If this means that Wal-Mart will pull out of Maryland, then that is just another added benefit. Let's get an American Apparel plant to move in. Or something. Wal-Mart is so full of crap, my eyes turn brown just looking at one.

Also, Wal-Mart wants to destroy the public education system of America. How patriotic is that? Removing the school system would only be another step towards a division of class that would be so utterly against our founding principles that it would make Carter weep.

In conclusion, bite my ass, Wal-Mart. I will never shop there again. It has been four years, almost to the day, that I last bought anything there.

12 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Maybe if your lucky Wal-Mart will refuse to do business in Maryland.

After reading the incredible accounts of the women who sued Wal-Mart for employment discrimination, any man or woman who supports that organization deserves their life of middle class nothing crap.

I only go into Wal-Mart to walk up to customer service reps and ask if they are unionized. When told "No", I reply, "You should be." Back of head along AG goes.

Chuckles said...

What does that last sentence mean?

Adorable Girlfriend said...

It means, get these employees organized and unionized.

Chuckles said...

"Back of head along AG goes."

Is that even English?

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Yes, forget it. You aren't genius enough to get it. :)

What's the deal with the DC bust? We need the 411.

Chuckles said...

No soup for you.

teh l4m3 said...

I bought my Dickies there.

So there. Mah.

Anonymous said...

Don't you find the government forcing a company to pay for health insurance, along with the government forcing them to selling products they choose not to sell a bit fascist?

Fascism -typified by totalitarian attempts to impose state control over all aspects of life: political, social, cultural, and economic.The fascist state regulates and controls (as opposed to nationalizing) the means of production.

I finid it ironic that you would allow the government to dictate you in such a way.

As for unionizing Walmart, no thanks. I like that I save money on food and cleaning supplies. Besides, except for wanting to bring Walmart down, what other reason is there to unionized them.

Canuck

Steve the Pirate said...

Fascism or socialism, one of the two.

It's not the company's responsibility to ensure that the worker has health insurance, it's the worker's.

You're a socialist goon and you'd probably understand the world much better if you'd stop spamming blogs and get a real job and pay taxes. Maybe that would show you the err of your ways.

Chuckles said...

Oh are Peeve's feelings hurt? Boo fucking hoo.

I love how you assume I don't have a job. I also love how you have no clear understanding of your Republican overlords or how much they appreciate your support as they grind their heels into your face.

teh l4m3 said...

"Besides, except for wanting to bring Walmart down, what other reason is there to unionized them."

Yes, unionization is always only ever suggested out of sheer perversity.

Is your brain even connected to your typing fingers?

I may shop at Wal-Mart, but I don't like it. Unfortunately, it's the only game within an hour drive that someone who doesn't earn what I don't earn can afford.

"Fascism -typified by totalitarian attempts to impose state control over all aspects of life: political, social, cultural, and economic.The fascist state regulates and controls (as opposed to nationalizing) the means of production."

You know, I think old Benito M had a word or two to say about definitions of fascism...

Chuckles said...

Peeve claims to have pwn3d us, teh. I guess he gets his victories where he makes them up.