Letter: Don't believe the propaganda
I guess I owe myself one more reply to Todd Raap, who has seen fit to spread around his blend of propaganda about Wal-Mart. Todd, you remind me of a hopeless romantic who sees things in black and white and states issues that do not relate to the ...
I guess I owe myself one more reply to Todd Raap, who has seen fit to spread around his blend of propaganda about Wal-Mart. Todd, you remind me of a hopeless romantic who sees things in black and white and states issues that do not relate to the community or the way people are doing business.
It's too late to complain about how the big businesses are putting the smaller ones out of business. No one can make much of a living working for a small business to begin with. Where have you been? Living in some remote cabin in the hills? I said it once and I will say it again. Big business will only make Willmar a thriving community. If people listened to people such as you, we would be a ghost town.
Your issues appear to be of self-interest and you appear to be out of touch with what is really going on in our nation. You stated how Wal-Mart is one of the causes of our deteriorating health care. I could only assume that those who have issues against Wal-Mart want everyone to blame Wal-Mart for anything they can and you fell right into that propaganda.
Our health care and other issues, such as unemployment, are a result of businesses such as Enron, whose executives have looted the stock markets and sent many workers to the poorhouse. Then there were those crooked health care providers who bilked the government out of billions and will never pay it back. The list goes on and the results now show up when we go to the doctor.
Big drug companies control the way health care is going and have helped to make it costly. Many companies can't provide full medical coverage, thanks in part to the abuse that has taken place over the years. So please don't try to convince people in the community how Wal-Mart is eroding our way of life because you're not telling people the rest of the story.
- Joe Raines Willmar