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1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the  USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,

It is now official that the majority of you are corrupt morons:

a. The  U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

b. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
c. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

d. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.

e. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

f. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

g. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.

Adam Smith Said…

Posted: March 13, 2011 in political quotes
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“It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense. … They are themselves always, and without exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs.” – Adam Smith (1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist

This Economics 101 video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity explains that excessive government spending undermines prosperity by diverting resources from the productive sector of the economy. Moreover, the two main ways of financing government — taxes and borrowing — cause additional economic damage.


The congress is at it again. With the republicans saying there needs to be a decrease in federal spending. The Dem’s of course want to keep things status quo or even increase federal spending. They blindly believe that if spending is cut then it will hurt economic recovery.

What these idiots fail to realize is there has been little to no economic recovery. The economy is in the toilet. There’s no jobs, prices on just about everything seem to be going up on a weekly basis. But the Dems believe we can spend our way out of debt.

I don’t know a lot of things, but here is what I do know:

If you make four hundred dollars a week and your bills are three hundred and fifty a week that leaves you with fifty. Now I need gas and groceries with what’s left. That means I don’t go out and buy that new iPod I really want, because I can’t friggin afford it.

This whole theory is falling on deaf ears in Washington, particularly with the democrats.

It’s really simple guys you can’t spend your way out of debt. I am sure you have heard that before.

The economy might actually improve if some of the BS spending is cut out. Maybe take some of that money you save giving out food stamps and free housing to illegal immagrants and put it to use creating jobs for the people who actually have lived here their whole lives, are citizens and have paid taxes.

Just a thought…

Now Choke On It.

(CNN) – Retired Gen. Colin Powell is not prepared to back President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential campaign.

The former secretary of state under former President George W. Bush endorsed then-candidate Obama in the 2008 election, but said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he will wait to make a decision on whom to support in the next presidential election.

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With all due respect General Powell, you are way off base with your comments that the economy is improving. There’s still way too many people who are unemployed, the prices of oil & gas (which helped sink the world economy in the first place) are going higher and higher. With some experts predicting the price of gasoline to be over five dollars a gallon by summer.

The prices of food, clothing and just about everything else are directly tied to the price of oil, which means they will climb ever higher.

Now onto the unemployment issue. Unemployment has not gone down one iota. I don’t care what the reports say. Those reports do not take into account the people who are no longer elegible for unemployment and are still unemployed and in many cases have just flat out given up. There’s your so called precious jobs? There aren’t any.

I’ve heard it said that it’s the small business’ that will turn around the economy. What a bunch of bunk. Obamacare will see to it that the small business can’t prosper. The so called tax breaks that Obamacare provides don’t out weigh the tax increases that come with it.Small business has enough of a burden on it already. Everytime the minimum wages go up, people in that sector get laid off, because the small business can’t afford to pay 100 people minimum wage. it’s too costly.

You want to create jobs. Make it attractive for the larger corporations, GM, Ford, AT&T, etc to hire more people. IN THIS COUNTRY, NOT CHINA! No offense but creating jobs overseas in places like China does nothing for our economy. If you really want to stimulate the economy, get people working. A lousy 600.00 charity check or a 13.00 decrease in taxes doesn’t do squat to stimulate the economy. If someone is out of work that 600.00 check might have helped pay a few bill, but you can be pretty sure that someone with any kind of common sense isn’t taking that money and buying a new big screen TV. A good job, not minimum wage. Is what is going to get this economy rolling.

We need to increase the number of manufacturing jobs, those are the well paying jobs. (not over inflated union wages either). But there’s plenty of people out there who would love to work for say ten to eleven dollars an hour. To get more jobs in this country the governement has to give these companies tax breaks. These tax breaks could be used as incentives for these companies to higher people, build more plants (here not in China). Bogus road contruction won’t get people working long term. Manufacturing, engineering and design jobs will.

Working in retail I see what goes on every day in the real world. People have no money. They have reached a point of do I put gas in my car or do I eat? That’s a fact. Get out in the real world and take Obama with you. Let him see what’s really going on. Let him see that Camden, NJ. just laid off half it’s police force and fire fighters, because they have no money. Let him see Mrs. Mommy in the store with very little money and two hungry mouths to feed. Let him go to a gas station and see that it costs 60.00 dollars a week to put gan in a car.

Let him see the over inflated prices in a supermarket. Food prices are going up just about every week.

Then tell me the economy is on the road to recovery.

Choke On That, Mr. Powell!

Depression and mass unemployment are not caused by the free market, but by government interference in the economy.

– Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher, escaped from NAZI Germany