Archive for December, 2012

WALMART HEALTHCARE: OLD LINE, NEW TWIST…

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

That Walmart sucks on the public teat by shifting its healthcare costs to Medicaid is no story for regular readers of The Writing On The Wal, but The Huffington Post yesterday, citing yet another infamous Walmart Healthcare memo, has lit a fire under the story by referencing the rallying cry of The Tea Party: Obamacare. […]

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A WEEK CAN MAKE…

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Robert Reich writes: Walmart – the trendsetter for big-box retailers – is also doing well. And it pays its executives handsomely. The total compensation for Walmart’s CEO, Michael Duke, was $18.7 million last year – putting him number 82 on Forbes’ list. The wealth of the Walton family – which still owns the lion’s share […]

WALMART AND THE 15 PERCENT…

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Robert Reich writes: What does the drama in Washington over the “fiscal cliff” have to do with strikes and work stoppages among America’s lowest-paid workers at Walmart, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Domino’s Pizza? Everything. Tell your representatives in Washington to stop sucking up to very richest of Americans and start acting responsibly for the rest […]