Shame on you, Sam Walton.
Now I don’t feel so bad that Walmart was banned by NYC
wal mart needs to feel the heat from conservatives.
Hmmm? Was it given out of fear or stupidity?
Meanwhile the unions are organizing and planning strikes against Walmart.
Rob Walton is Chairman of Walmart. What else did this story get wrong?
He didn’t build that.....his daddy did!
None of the Walton kids are anything like Sam Walton, born with a silver spoon (& a trust fund) didn’t help.
Since the 2006 federal election cycle began, Rob Walton has given $135,500 in federal political contributions. Of that total, $12,600 went to Wal-Mart Stores or Arvest Bank Group; of the remaining $122,900, 73% went to Republicans. The only Democrat or Democrat-affiliated group he has given to other than former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln is Barack Obama ($2,300 in October 2008) and the DNC ($28,500 in October 2008).
Examples of state-level giving
California: In 2005, Arizona resident Rob Walton donated $250,000 to Yes on 77, a group formed in support of Californias Proposition 77. Had it not been defeated by California voters, Proposition 77 would have given authority to redraw congressional and legislative districts to three retired judges, shifting that power from the Democrat-controlled General Assembly and strengthening the Republican governors hand.
The meeting, which capped a weeklong slate of events, follows a story by The New York Times in April that the world’s largest retailer allegedly failed to notify law enforcement after finding evidence that officials authorized millions of dollars in bribes in Mexico to get speedier building permits and other favors.
Following the allegations, it’s been reported that federal authorities in the U.S. and Mexico are investigating Wal-Mart for potential violations. Investors are suing top executives. And some shareholders are calling for the removal of several board members, including Walton, Duke and former CEO Lee Scott.
Wal-Mart disclosed in a regulatory filing late Friday that several executives including Duke, Scott, and Walton are the target of 11 “derivative” lawsuits, a type of legal action that seeks to change corporate governance. The lawsuits charge that the executives neglected their responsibilities in handling the alleged bribery scandal. Wal-Mart also noted in its filing that a securities class action lawsuit was filed against the company on May 7.
Sam Walton is dead, Jim.
If this is true, I’m DONE with Walmart. Hardly go to any other store. Man this will break my heart.
Maybe Luke has been doing too much choom with nobama? Sam Walton, creator of Wal*Mart, died in April, 1992.
Finally, a legit reason to avoid WalMart. I mean, c’mon... Donating to Obama? What is this idiot thinking???
I know dead people vote in Chicago all the time, but not in Bentonville...
The Solyndra - Walmart Connection
A lot has been said about the ties of George Kaiser, a campaign contribution bundler for President Obamas 2008 campaign, to the Solyndra bankruptcy scandal that likely has cost taxpayers $535 million thanks to a Department of Energy loan guarantee. Kaisers investment firm, Argonaut Venture Capital, held over 35 percent of the failed solar companys stock more than anyone else.
But next in line (with 11 percent) behind Argonaut in the Solyndra stakes is Madrone Capital Partners, which is managed by a trio whom the political Left has attempted to tie to support for Republicans. Of course, they did it too is not a legitimate defense, but in this case, its not a portrayal of the entire picture either.
Madrone is tied to the Walton family of Walmart fame and is co-managed by an in-law, Gregory Penner, who also serves as a Walmart director. He is the son-in-law of S. Robson Rob Walton, married to his daughter Carrie. Rob, Walmart Stores chairman of the board, is one of founder Sam Waltons sons. Madrones other partners are listed as Jameson Jamie McJunkin and Thomas Patterson, and McJunkin is also a director for Solyndra.
Walmart can no longer be portrayed as a “conservative” or “Republican” company. Beginning under former CEO Lee Scott, and accelerating under present CEO Mike Duke, Walmart has become a powerful backer of a host of left-wing causes. This shift is detailed in an NLPC Special Report titled Wal-Mart Embraces Controversial Causes: Bid to Appease Liberal Interest Groups Will Likely Fail, Hurt Business.
as has been reported repeatedly by NLPC, the Walton family while yes, often supporting Republican candidates and particularly passionate about the school choice issue has also thrown considerable money into environmental causes. Even more significant, Walmart incessantly boasts of its commitments to sustainability, cap-and-trade, and even ObamaCare. Press releases about new solar panels installed at the companys stores are issued regularly. Walmarts reputation for environmental activism became so great that the company is now the subject of a fawning book titled Force of Nature, The Unlikely Story of Walmarts Green Revolution: How It Could Transform Business and Save the World, about their allegedly conservationist practices, despite eight consecutive quarters of same-store sales declines.
Holy crap....this is huge. Get ready for the boycott! Last dime spent at Wal-Mart here!
I’ve been trying to direct as much of my household purchasing as possible to Wal-Mart in support of their past conservative leanings and being attacked by unions so much in recent years.
If profits go to the radical left, though, that ends right now.
Yet another illustration of why we need to stop feeding the beast!
Gerald Celente is right - buy local, bank local.
Cut off funding; that’s all most of us can do to effect change. It’ll cost a little more and sometimes is inconvenient, but if we all do it we’ll be the better off for it, I assure you.
Walmart was the last American sore that I visited, on my way to the airport in Jan. 2005.
I never expect to see another one.
Wow, Wal-Mart just pooped on their biggest supporters.