In the election campaign of 2012, SAMUEL RAWLINGS WALTON, one of the owners of WAL-MART, gave the Obama Campaign $ 300,000. The Waltons generally support Right-wing Republican interests but made an exception for supposedly “Democratic” Barack Obama.
This fact may well answer Congressman Alan Grayson’s (D-FL) recent question. Grayson led a number of Democratic representatives in criticizing Wal-Mart’s anti-worker policies of exploitation. Unfortunately, the “Democratic” administration of Mr Obama has refused to support his fellow Democrats or the WalMart workers. In fact, Obama has taken a stance firmly in support of Wal-Mart (I smell a corporate directorship in his future). To this, Grayson has asked, “What has Wal-Mart given the president in return?”
What indeed? Perhaps once bought he stayed bought. I suppose there is some honor in that.
ASSORTED OBAMA-WALMART TRIVIA:
* Obama’s Budget Director is Sylvia Mathews Burwell formerly President of the WALMART Foundation
*In Springfield MO, residents are fighting the siting of a WalMart box in a historic neighborhood. Michelle Obama, uncharacteristically for a First Lady, intervened in the dispute to lavish praise on the Corporate giant for its efforts to provide cheap food to low-income people (granted that it does so by underpaying employees).
* HuffPost reports that due to Obamacare, Wal-Mart is cutting part-time employees OFF of its company health plan (Saving a bundle)
* WalMart PROFITS come in at the rate of $ 41,000 per minute; WalMart is the BIGGEST company in the world and bigger than Target, Kroger, Costco, Sears & KMart combined