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Wal-Mart boss Sam Walton funding Obama big time
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/22/12

Posted on 10/22/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT by Evil Slayer

Can we stop pretending that Barack Obama’s candidacy is some grass-roots uprising?

Obama’s campaign has outspent Romney’s campaign. The Democratic National Committee has outspent the Republican National Committee. While Romney’s SuperPAC (Restore our Future), has outspent Obama’s SuperPAC (Priorities USA), that $40 million Romney SuperPAC edge doesn’t come close to making up for the Obama campaign’s $180 million edge.

There is legally undisclosed spending going on here, and there’s reason to believe Romney benefits from more of it than Obama, but that’s not conclusive, and we don’t know how big Romney’s edge is in that category.

Obama argues that his fundraising success comes from small donors, but that’s not really true. One out of every five Obama dollars comes from the campaign’s biggest bundlers, the Center for Pubic Integrity reports. Those bundlers include the likes of Pfizer lobbying chief Sally Susman and financier Michael Kempner of the MWW group.

A full 85 percent of Obama’s SuperPAC money comes from his 20 largest donors (compared to 70 percent of the money raised by Romney’s SuperPAC), according to Russ Choma at the Center for Responsive Politics.

My favorite detail, though, is this Washington Times report by data hound Luke Rosiak: Wal-Mart Chairman Sam Walton has apparently given big to Obama’s SuperPAC.

This is at first surprising for a couple of reasons. First, the Waltons tend to be Republican. Second, the conventional wisdom is that megacorps like Wal-Mart are a Republican thing.

But Sam Walton gave the maximum $30,800 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008, and $40,000 to the OVF this election.

Policy-wise, there’s plenty of reason for Sam Walton to like Barack Obama: 1.Wal-Mart endorsed the employer mandate in ObamaCare, which gives Wal-Mart an advantage by crushing smaller competitors. 2.Wal-Mart has profited from Dodd-Frank, which fixes the price Wal-Mart has cards.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billionaires; dnc; fundingtheleft; obamacare; obamassuperpac; retail; rnc; samwalton; superpacmoney; walmart
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1 posted on 10/22/2012 3:47:32 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

Like I was inofrmed yesterday, Sam Walton is dead.

It’s his evil heirs.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 3:50:08 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Evil Slayer

Show Walmart how much we appreciate it. Stop doing business with Walmart. If you keep giving your money to those how are aligned against you, you we always come up on the short end.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 3:51:14 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Evil Slayer

I never liked Wal-Mart too much. Of course if Obama gets another 4 years, all of us will be poor and only be able to afford to shop at Wally World and nowhere else and only eat at McDonald’s that are located in most Wal-Marts.

I avoid the place like the plague.....


4 posted on 10/22/2012 3:51:14 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Evil Slayer
WalMart just finished going through a trumped-up lawsuit that they treated women unfairly.

Chances this "donation" is really a promise from Obama that they will not be sued again as long as they "pay up."

5 posted on 10/22/2012 3:51:23 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Evil Slayer

Show Walmart how much we appreciate it. Stop doing business with Walmart. If you keep giving your money to those how are aligned against you, you will always come up on the short end.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 3:51:29 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: onyx

Jump to: navigation, search
S. Robson Walton
Born October 28, 1944 (age 67)[1][2]
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Residence Bentonville, Arkansas[1]
Citizenship United States
Education University of Arkansas
Columbia University School of Law
Occupation Chairman of Wal-Mart
Known for Walton family fortune
Net worth Increase US $21 billion (est.)
(2011)[1]
Spouse(s) unknown (div.), 3 children[3]
Carolyn (div.), no children[4]
Parents Sam Walton, Helen Walton

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.

(This poor reporting confused a bunch of FReepers.)


7 posted on 10/22/2012 3:52:11 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: Evil Slayer

Been looking for a good reason to boycott Walmart. Let’s have the rest of the list, who else is pulling this crap.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 3:52:31 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Evil Slayer

Interesting, democrats not only vote when dead, but they donate too!


9 posted on 10/22/2012 3:52:53 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Evil Slayer

He’s comfortable the status quo he gets with oblunder on China.

Also the worse the economy is the more people stretch their dollar shopping at walmart.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 3:53:34 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Certain companies like Walmart get endlessly hammared with bogus lawsuits from the libbers.
McDondalds is another one.
You saw how the homos hammared Chic-fil-a.
Its the same thing they did to Gingrich..Palin..Cain.


11 posted on 10/22/2012 3:56:32 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: onyx

Rich people vote for Democrats. That’s the way it is.


12 posted on 10/22/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Look, I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.)
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To: Evil Slayer

No mention of food stamp money, billions end up in Walmart’s coffers, no doubt.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 3:58:26 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: gotribe
In my opinion, it's Rob Walton's son Sam R. Walton, who has no connection to WalMart, owns an environmental company, contributed to Obama in 2008, and goes on trips with Jimmy Carter.

He and his dad don't see eye to eye politically.

14 posted on 10/22/2012 3:59:38 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: onyx
Walmart has a drug prescription deal with Medicare
I have been seeing the commercials all weekend pushing it.

Funny how the libs always trashed Walmart in the past now they are in bed with them figures.

15 posted on 10/22/2012 3:59:53 PM PDT by funfan
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To: CORedneck

I prefer Meijer stores. They’re competitively priced and there are two of them near me. Unfortunately they’ve remained a regional store mostly in the midwest.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 4:01:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: onyx

Horrors! An EVIL UNGRATEFUL CHILD!


17 posted on 10/22/2012 4:01:49 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: stephenjohnbanker

My daughter is good friends with one of the them and I’ve met them through her.

Nice folks, but I didn’t know at the time that they were democrats or I would have said a whole lot....LOL.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 4:02:22 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Somewhat surprising — since in the past Robson Walton gave almost exclusively to Republican candidates. There are several possible explanations — it could have to do with China, or could be the equivalent of giving a mugger $20 to avoid worse things happening. With a net worth of $21 billion, giving $1 million is the same as a simple millionaire giving $47.62.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 4:02:55 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: funfan

I buy my scripts at Walmart.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 4:03:05 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Evil Slayer

THOSE ANTI AMERICAN SONS A B*TCHES.....!!!


21 posted on 10/22/2012 4:04:01 PM PDT by Fawn (Obama for Libyan Ambassador in January!)
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To: nickcarraway

NOT ALL, Praise God.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 4:04:15 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: CORedneck

> I avoid the place like the plague.....

Literally. Wal-Mart is not a very hygenic place.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 4:04:36 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: WashingtonSource

I know, whereas I would be ever so grateful!


24 posted on 10/22/2012 4:05:25 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Evil Slayer

I don’t shop at Walmart anyway.


25 posted on 10/22/2012 4:07:20 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: Evil Slayer

That’s pretty amazing since Sam has been dead for 20 years.


26 posted on 10/22/2012 4:08:04 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: CORedneck

I try to avoid Walmart, but end up going there occasionally. Many of the customers use EBT cards and look like they got their clothes out of lost and found. Didn’t used to be like that, but it is now. Walton no doubt wants Obama to manufacture more of these people.


27 posted on 10/22/2012 4:09:12 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Evil Slayer

A nation of part timers is what these corporations for Obama want


28 posted on 10/22/2012 4:09:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sooth2222
It's the tree hugger son, Sam R. Walton. not Robson Walton.

Come on folks. you're being played.

Sam R. Walton

29 posted on 10/22/2012 4:11:26 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Evil Slayer

Until that outfit get its head straight, Walmart won’t see a red cent of my $$. Besides, most of the time they’re out of bullets anyway.


30 posted on 10/22/2012 4:13:17 PM PDT by Hero
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To: Sooth2222

” There are several possible explanations — it could have to do with China, or could be the equivalent of giving a mugger $20 to avoid worse things happening”

Like Obama would ever lay off Walmart, with the unions owning him, and his hatred for the rich. I don’t see it. The left may be able to “rent” Obama, not the right.


31 posted on 10/22/2012 4:14:01 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: GeronL

Walmart DEPENDS on welfare for their workers in order to keep pay low. Walmart is also dependent on customers on foodstamps.

If foodstamps and welfare are cut then they have to pay their “middle of nowhere town” employees more. Then their bottom line is hurt because of fewer customers with foodstampls.


32 posted on 10/22/2012 4:14:49 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Evil Slayer

Is he the cross-dresser?


33 posted on 10/22/2012 4:15:02 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Evil Slayer
if people don't support wmart, they can't support tyranny. I'd boycott wmart except I don't go there anyhow
34 posted on 10/22/2012 4:15:12 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Evil Slayer

So where are all the big FR Wal*Mart supporters that flame us when we try to tell the truth about Wal*Mart (I’m a former supplier ... man I know, do I ever!). But now that this has come to light, all those flamers got their wicks dampened a little I guess. Still waiting to hear their continued support for Wal*Mart ... still, still ...(Crickets).


35 posted on 10/22/2012 4:15:18 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: cripplecreek

I was almost hired by them once. They wanted me for their information systems and were excited. However, I could not convince my then-wife to move to Michigan, though I wanted to move to the Grand Rapids area to attend bible collenge and eventually seminary.


36 posted on 10/22/2012 4:16:02 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Evil Slayer
Policy-wise, there’s plenty of reason for Sam Walton to like Barack Obama: 1.Wal-Mart endorsed the employer mandate in ObamaCare, which gives Wal-Mart an advantage by crushing smaller competitors. 2.Wal-Mart has profited from Dodd-Frank, which fixes the price Wal-Mart has cards.

3. Wal-Mart has helped export more jobs to China and then import cheap Chinese crap than just about any other retailer.
37 posted on 10/22/2012 4:17:38 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Leroy S. Mort
In my opinion, it's Rob Walton's son Sam R. Walton, who has no connection to WalMart, owns an environmental company, contributed to Obama in 2008, and goes on trips with Jimmy Carter. He and his dad don't see eye to eye politically.

I guess. This headline really threw me, because I thought Sam Walton, the big honcho, died years ago ...

... as he in fact did in 1992. His son is Samuel Robson Walton or Rob, and Sam R. Robson is the grandson. Both have contributed to Obama, but it's the last one who took it further.

Then there are all the other relatives. Must need a genealogical chart at family get-togethers.

38 posted on 10/22/2012 4:17:41 PM PDT by x
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To: Leroy S. Mort
Sam R. Robson

Sorry, Sam R. Walton, like you said. Like I said, it's confusing.

39 posted on 10/22/2012 4:19:07 PM PDT by x
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To: Evil Slayer
I'll always shop Wal-Mart till someone else has lower prices. If I owned a grocery store I'd come up with a story like this. Long live Wally World.
40 posted on 10/22/2012 4:19:49 PM PDT by jarofants
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To: onyx

Walmart - a.k.a. majority China and Mexico importer


41 posted on 10/22/2012 4:22:10 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: gotribe

> Been looking for a good reason to boycott Walmart.

You’d better boycott Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Amazon, and Google, too.

They’re all big-time lib contributors.


42 posted on 10/22/2012 4:23:16 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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> You’d better boycott Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Amazon,
> and Google, too.

And Apple and Microsoft, too.


43 posted on 10/22/2012 4:24:25 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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Bad news, not many conservative businesse out there.


44 posted on 10/22/2012 4:27:04 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Makes sense after tonight’s report that Walmart is being sued by the Feds for violation of minimum wage and other labor laws - that’s how the ‘rat shakedown empire works - get hold of the government, use its powers not to help the people but to threaten convenient targets and wait for the money to come rolling in so the screws will be loosened - it’s infuriating.......


45 posted on 10/22/2012 4:27:12 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Evil Slayer
"This is at first surprising for a couple of reasons."

What kind of naif doesn't realize the 47% spend their government booty at Wal-Mart? Cooper looks like a kid (and no one is ever going to go wrong underestimating the intelligence of the Millenials or their attention span), but seriously...

46 posted on 10/22/2012 4:31:11 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV, NH = 291EV)
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To: Westbrook

And graveyards ... Sam’s dead, Jim.


47 posted on 10/22/2012 4:31:50 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

In September 2011 EDF and Walmart were embroiled in controversy when North Carolina Watermen United, a group of roughly 200 commercial, recreational , longliner and charter fishermen, decided to boycott Walmart stores after the Walton Family Foundation contributed $36,341,561 to EDF and other nonprofits helping the Obama Administration to promote “catch share” fishing,[11] a program that allocates to fishermen a certain share of fish and eliminates their financial incentive to catch more than their share.[12] Critics of the practice argue that catch share fishing promotes efficiency but not conservation, and favors large fisheries with a great deal of stored capital over small operations. In an EDF document highlighting the organization’s agenda on ocean fishing, Sam R. Walton was quoted as saying: “We’re completely sold on EDF’s bold vision for using catch shares to bring oceans back to health while making sure that fishermen can still earn a decent good living.”[13]

EDF’s president, Fred Krupp, has a track record of helping corporations develop sustainable practices. His critics, however, suggest that he is more concerned with courting corporate donations and helping companies to greenwash their operations. In 2007 he worked with then-Walmart CEO H. Lee Scott on the company’s green campaign, and, despite his claims that he would not accept foundation money, has received millions of dollars (via EDF) from the Walton Family Foundation.[14] In 2006 Krupp opened an EDF office across the street from Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville , and took Lee Scott on a “global warming field trip,” visiting farms in Kansas and climatologists in New Hampshire.[15] Walton is said to have recused himself from talks on the Walmart work.[16]

National Geographic: Walton is on the Council of Advisors for National Geographic.[17] In 2008 he participated in an arctic expedition along with National Geographic staff, high profile environmentalists and scientists, business leaders, journalists, and politicians like Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. EDF’s Fred Krupp also attended the expedition. [18] The trip’s purpose, ostensibly, was to investigate and discuss the effects of climate change.

http://walmart1percent.org/family-tree/sam-r-walton/


48 posted on 10/22/2012 4:33:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: x
. His son is Samuel Robson Walton or Rob, and Sam R. Robson is the grandson. Both have contributed to Obama, but it's the last one who took it further.

Rob Walton, the current chairman, Never contributed to Obama. With the exception of Blanche Lincoln, his contribution record is pure R.

S. Robson Walton - contributions

The grandson, Sam Walton,who doesn't work for WalMart is a bit of a leftie apparently and has a history of giving to Obama.

This a poorly researched article that's being spread innocently, or maybe not so innocently.

49 posted on 10/22/2012 4:34:33 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Snuph
Show Walmart how much we appreciate it. Stop doing business with Walmart. If you keep giving your money to those how are aligned against you, you we always come up on the short end.

I am seriously considering not doing business with Walmart. Years ago, I forgot exactly what year, but it was leading up to the assault weapons ban, K-Mart stopped carrying firearms, ammo, etc. I haven't been back since. I haven't missed them either.

I went to Walmart last Friday on the way home from work to pick up some .22 LR for shooting on Saturday. It was locked up in a display case and no one was there to unlock it. That is not an anti-gun thing, just poor customer service. A sales clerk did come but I directed him to a customer already waiting. The waiting customer was buying a hunting license. The sales clerk had no clue what to do. I left the store.

Recently, I stopped shopping at Dicks Sporting Goods because they require ID to be scanned to purchase shooting related products. I was buying a gun sling, There is no federal, state or local law that requires that. I am 48, I look like I am 49, I don't show ID to buy things unless there is a law. Dicks no longer receives my business.

Boycotting Walmart will require some advanced planning. but I am willing to do it.

50 posted on 10/22/2012 4:35:44 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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