Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wal-Mart contradicts itself. Again.

First, we became privy to an internal memo suggesting cuts in Wal-Mart's health benefits.

Then we are told they are going to try and make their health benefits available to all.

I like this, "We have to do better and we will," spokeswoman Sarah Clark said. "But...that challenge isn't just limited to Wal-Mart."

Because Wal-Mart isn't the largest company in the US with the greatest amount of cash coming in. Nor are they the largest company with a vast majority of their employees getting some type of help from Social Services: 46% of the children of Wal-Mart employees either are on Medicaid or are uninsured.

But, the challenge isn't just limited to Wal-Mart.

Which is a fair argument, but Microsoft makes a lot of money, too, but you don't see reports of their employees starving or having inadequate health insurance (at least I don't but I could be looking in all the wrong places).

The foundation of Wally World is slowly beginning to crumble.