Friday, January 13, 2006

Wal-Mart's Nuclear Option...

Every American should be outraged by this...

From the Washington Post...

Md. Passes Rules on Wal-Mart Insurance
Bill Obligates Firms On Health Spending

By John Wagner and Michael BarbaroWashington Post Staff WritersWednesday, April 6, 2005; Page A01

"Maryland lawmakers yesterday approved legislation that would effectively require Wal-Mart to boost spending on health care, a direct legislative thrust against a corporate giant that is already on the defensive on many fronts nationwide.

"We're looking for responsible businesses to ante up . . . and provide adequate health care," said Sen. Thomas M. Middleton (D-Charles), the Finance Committee chairman, as the Senate approved the measure with a majority wide enough to survive an anticipated veto. A similar bill has cleared the House of Delegates, and legislators expect to reconcile their differences easily."

So they did it.

The Democrat controlled State Legislature in Maryland has decided that they know more about how to run Wal-Mart than Wal-Mart does. They have mandated what benefits a privately owned business must provide their employees.

"Lawmakers said they did not set out to single out Wal-Mart when they drafted a bill requiring organizations with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on health benefits -- or put the money directly into the state's health program for the poor."

Healthcare is the tool that the Democrat Party will use to dismantle our Economy. They are just now starting to learn how to use it.

Wal-Mart MUST fight this. And I don't mean through the Courts, and I don't mean through the Legislature, and I don't mean through the Media.

Wal-Mart, if they will do it, has the ability to stop this kind of attack cold.

They have to shut down every Wal-Mart store in the State of Maryland.


They need to lock the doors, bring in crews from out of state to pack up the merchandise, and ship the whole shooting match to other places.

When they are done, they need to retain ownership of all of the buildings, and put up signs on the doors saying:

"Anti-Free-Market forces in the Democrat controlled State Legislature have made it impossible for the Wal-Mart Corporation to continue to do business in the state of Maryland.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Write your Congressman and/or Senator.
In the meantime, have fun shopping at the Mom-n-Pop Shop."

If they did this, 17,000 people would lose their jobs. The buying power of every single citizen of the State of Maryland would decrease. State Tax revenues would decrease, and all of the people currently employed in every Wal-Mart store in Maryland would draw Unemployment, directly from the State Treasury.

Then they need to start an advertizing campaign, spareing no expense, and lay the blame for every problem that Wal-Mart's withdrawal creates squarely at the feet of the Democrats who caused it.

Wal-Mart needs to send a message to the Democrats in Maryland, and to every State Legislature in America.

They need to remind the American People what Wal-Mart does for them. (And they do plenty.)

Wal-Mart needs to fight this, and they need to win.

For the good of America.

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