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Wal-Mart chairman gives $1 million to Obama super PAC [What the *HELL*?]
Washington Times ^ | 10/20/12 | Luke Rosiak - The Washington Times

Posted on 10/22/2012 12:02:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The super PAC backing President Obama raised $15 million last month, including $1 million from Sam Walton, the chairman of Wal-Mart, a traditional Republican-leaning organization.

...The overlap between campaign fundraisers and donors to the purportedly independent super PAC help illuminate the increasingly blurred line between the two types of organizations. The Supreme Court gave super PACs the green light in 2010 when it reasoned that because super PACs were supposed to be entirely separate from politicians, super PACs could not be corrupting to those politicians even if they received millions of dollars.

148 people have given $10,000 or more to the super PAC, with 19 giving $1 million or more.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: 1million; 2012; donors; fundingtheleft; jobs; lie; retail; walmart; walton
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Any ideas why a Wal-Mart exec would give such a large amount to a guy who hates capitalism?

My best guesses:

1. Obamugabe is a pansy when it comes to standing up against China, and China is a big source of inventory for Wal-Mart. If Obamugabe played tough with China, China might "punish" Wal-Mart by slowing down their product distribution.

2. Obamugabe hates capitalism, but most of his hatred, for now, is targeted toward SMALL businesses...and Wal-Mart is likely big enough and rich enough to weather four more years. Besides, if small businesses in America are strangled to death by Obamugabe, Wal-Mart can more easily get a bigger share of the market.

1 posted on 10/22/2012 12:02:20 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Walmart loves Obamacare.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 12:05:45 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: SoFloFreeper

Now THERE is a great reason to not shop @ Walmart. Really have backed off from there anyway.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 12:06:41 PM PDT by madison10
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To: SoFloFreeper

No more trips to Wallyworld for me!


4 posted on 10/22/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Because Zero’s policies have been very good for Wallyworld. More people having to down grade makes sales go up. The answer is to stop spending your money with corps that are aligned against you.


5 posted on 10/22/2012 12:07:09 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: SoFloFreeper

The more people on food stamps the better for Walmart


6 posted on 10/22/2012 12:07:14 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992)
Democrats still soliciting the dead for donations and votes.
7 posted on 10/22/2012 12:07:48 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992)
Democrats still soliciting the dead for donations and votes.
8 posted on 10/22/2012 12:07:49 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wal-Mart is hedging it’s bets.

If Obama wins, they will be looking for favors (crony capitalism) especially in regard to healthcare.

A small favor in that regard would more than offset the contribution.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 12:07:58 PM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Mitt has dogs for pets - Obama had them for lunch)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bye bye WallyMart.

That was the last straw.

Thankfully, we do have alternatives in my neck O’the woods.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 12:08:12 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SoFloFreeper

My guess? Urkel promised no further runs at Walmart to unionize employees.

Guaranteed!


11 posted on 10/22/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: pnut22

Something funny here, IMO.

Sam Walton was the founder of Wal-Mart & he died many years ago.

Unless there is a “Sam” Jr, someone is playing games. I know there were a couple of daughters.

PAC’S are not required to disclose their donor’s identities, IIRC.

Is someone playing a trick on Conservtives?


12 posted on 10/22/2012 12:09:40 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: oneolcop

Doing that would kill me financially. I’m hooked - I gotta admit.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 12:11:09 PM PDT by lesko
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To: SoFloFreeper
Didn't Walmart just work through a trumped-up lawsuit about them being unfair to women?

This million dollars might be some sort of bargain to keep the Obama administration from suing them again if they only donate some money.

14 posted on 10/22/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
Bingo.

Companies never put all of their eggs in one basket. Not the smart ones.

15 posted on 10/22/2012 12:11:56 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SoFloFreeper

Payoff to keep Union bullies off their back.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Da Coyote
we do have alternatives in my neck O’the woods.

ugh.. i can't think of any alternatives for me... this really stinks! our Walmart just became one of those super Walmarts with all the groceries, and i was loving the prices... just damn...

17 posted on 10/22/2012 12:12:14 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: SoFloFreeper
'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This Walmart chairman is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker!

'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!

'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig!

'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!!

THIS IS AN EX-CHAIRMAN!!

18 posted on 10/22/2012 12:12:56 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Empty chair supports empty chair.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 12:13:49 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: JoeA

Sam (Bob) Walton

Born 1944


20 posted on 10/22/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: SoFloFreeper

#2 is probably the main thing. Walmart’s game plan is to drive their competition out of business by offering great deals until the competition goes out of business and then charge whatever they want beyond that point. It doesn’t work like that where the competition is large enough to use the same game, but it does work in driving out the small businesses.

And right now the Obama regime is creating so many requirements, regulations, taxes, etc, that only the biggest fish can survive. The overhead is way too much for the small fish to handle. He’s doing this with manufacturing, farming, etc.

Only thing is, you’d think Walton would be smart enough to realize that the government interest is the ability to control. It’s a lot easier to control/take over the ones who can be deemed “too large to fail”. Sure, the communists will first drive out the little fish, but when there are just 2 big fish left, we all should realize that the government will take over the big fish and have control of EVERYTHING. And that ought to scare the heck out of somebody like Sam Walton.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 12:15:11 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: SoFloFreeper

WalMart loves the EBT program.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 12:16:45 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wal-Mart must be expanding to/in Islamic countries.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 12:18:07 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

ObamaCare. No more full time workers. Same with Darden that also supported Obama. Same with AARP.

Now watch and enjoy as you are limited in how often you can see a doctor.


24 posted on 10/22/2012 12:19:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Time to Boycott Walmart.

Got to go to Target.


25 posted on 10/22/2012 12:19:17 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wal-Mart has their ass hanging out in China..

The Commies(Obama and China) may have given Sam Walton a message leading from behind..
You know...... an offer that he cannot turn down.. a gift that keeps on TAKING...


26 posted on 10/22/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SoFloFreeper

27 posted on 10/22/2012 12:21:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Somebody is scamming somebody here.

Checked the Walmart website here

http://corporate.walmart.com/our-story/leadership/executive-management and here

http://corporate.walmart.com/our-story/leadership/board-of-directors

and neither lists a Sam Walton as part of their executive management team or their board of directors.

28 posted on 10/22/2012 12:26:06 PM PDT by Dad was my hero
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To: SoFloFreeper

Walmart sales are dependent on people on the dole


29 posted on 10/22/2012 12:26:20 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: butterdezillion

Well, that and the fact that Obama loves China, and most of Walmart’s stuff is made there.


30 posted on 10/22/2012 12:28:57 PM PDT by livius
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To: Snuph

I agree. Wal-Mart is complicit in creating and retaining the dependency classes of people. As long as poverty and welfare dependence are high, Wal-Mart will thrive.


31 posted on 10/22/2012 12:29:07 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Dad was my hero; SoFloFreeper; AZLiberty; All

Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton (born October 28, 1944)[5][1][2] is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer. He is currently (as of 2012) chairman of the worldwide company. According to Forbes, his net worth was $21 billion as of 9 March 2011.[1]

Walton attended The College of Wooster and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He received a juris doctor degree in 1969 from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City. Walton is also a trustee at The College of Wooster.[3]

After graduation Walton became a member of the law firm which represented Wal-Mart; Conner and Winters in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[3] In 1978 he left Tulsa to join Wal-Mart as a senior vice president[3] and in 1982 he was appointed vice chairman.[6]

He was named chairman of the board of directors of Wal-Mart on April 7, 1992, two days after his father’s death, and still maintains that title.


32 posted on 10/22/2012 12:30:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Red Badger

I also thought that walmart had an exemption to obamacare supposedly over 700 big companies do.


33 posted on 10/22/2012 12:30:36 PM PDT by Geoffrey
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To: SoFloFreeper

China, Obamacare and a bad Economy=lots of Walmart money


34 posted on 10/22/2012 12:31:00 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: SoFloFreeper

Huh? Sam Walton died in 1992!


35 posted on 10/22/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hillary Clinton served on the Wal-Mart board of directors from 1986 to 1992.


36 posted on 10/22/2012 12:33:45 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Target is a big supporter of same sex “marriage”.

Your best bet is to curtail your overall level of consumption across the board, especially with large corporations that care for nothing but the almighty dollar.


37 posted on 10/22/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: SoFloFreeper

China.


38 posted on 10/22/2012 12:35:41 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rob Walton is the Chairman of the Board now.


39 posted on 10/22/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT by Ecliptic (.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Thank you for the correction, I read through the lists and didn't see the name but didn't click on their links to get any more details.

Thanks for the info.

40 posted on 10/22/2012 12:36:33 PM PDT by Dad was my hero
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To: JoeA
“Samuel Moore “Sam” Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992)
Democrats still soliciting the dead for donations and votes.”

It's S.(Samuel) Robeson (”Rob”) Walton, Sam's son, who is now chairman of WalMart. And, as others have said, it's just one more reason for me to avoid shopping there.

41 posted on 10/22/2012 12:37:24 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: madison10

Reverse Chik-fil-A on Walmart.

I stopped going there anyway- everything I bnought there was CRAP

My phiosophy has always been to pay the extra money abd buy somethign good


42 posted on 10/22/2012 12:37:39 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Silly to pee away a million dollars, I guess if you’re a billionaire you run out of things to spend money on. Maybe I can buy a president for a million dollars....

If people who cared enough to vote with their dollars boycotted Walmart, I doubt that they would notice. I don’t think enough people give a damn.

Rahm Emanuel might have a change of heart in letting them in Chicago?


43 posted on 10/22/2012 12:38:19 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sam Walton died in 1992.


44 posted on 10/22/2012 12:38:55 PM PDT by Ecliptic (.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

In a word: CHINA


45 posted on 10/22/2012 12:39:12 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Geoffrey

Remember, those ‘exemptions’ are good only for a year, on a year-to-year basis.

Pay up, or we might not grant that waiver again.................


46 posted on 10/22/2012 12:41:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Dad was my hero

You are most welcome.

I can’t help but wonder what the father would say today?


47 posted on 10/22/2012 12:41:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Ecliptic

See post 32


48 posted on 10/22/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Over time, THIS IS going to cost Sam Walton tens of millions.


49 posted on 10/22/2012 12:42:31 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: riverdawg

Samson needs a haircut..............


50 posted on 10/22/2012 12:42:59 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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