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Discovered this interesting tidbit in the weekly newsletter from the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

You remember John Edwards, don't you? The Poodle's running mate? Mr. Hot-Shot trial lawyer who is suddenly eager to be our president? Well, Edwards is part of the Union/Democrat war against Wal-Mart. He says that Wal-Mart just doesn't pay its workers enough. So here we have John Edwards doing a book signing in Manchester, New Hampshire. He's signing books at the Barnes & Noble book store. As luck would have it there's a Wal-Mart right there! The local newspaper, the Union Leader, decided to see what sort of wages these two stores are paying. The Wal-Mart, it seems, starts all workers at $7.50 an hour. The Barnes & Noble? There the starting salary is $7.00 an hour.

Gotta love it.

yup guess he didnt ask 1st Happy and theres a link included to read the full article b4 you say its boortz its not


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Yes, it is politcs as usual.


Even before candidates that are rumored or give any reason that they want to be potential political contenders, the gleeful dirt digging starts for anything that could discredit them.

Looks like we will again be faced with the possibility of choosing the lesser of two evils by the time all of the dirt digging is over.

Not that political dirt digging is ever over any more. Sad

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but did you read

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the article about edwards i mean its funny because of what he demands wallmart to do Happy

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Of course, or...

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(NT) okey doke

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as usual


excerpt from the article from the source of his tidbit: 'new hampshire union leader'

....."Unfortunately, people who want to support a company that pays at least $7.50 an hour cannot go to Wal-Mart to buy Edwards' book and then take it over to Barnes & Noble for him to sign it. Wal-Mart doesn't carry it."......

walmart fortune 500 rank 2006: # 2
profits: 1,231,000,000

barnes & noble fortune 500 rank 2006: # 422
profits: 146,700,000

seems like walmart could pay almost $70 an hour.

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Is the book...

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I am quoting what the article said. it was not an edwards/friendly opinion piece.

the name of the book was not mentioned by boortz or nh union leader op-ed. that was not their agenda.

the following day 11/28, the union leader wrote(not an op-ed)from AP:....Edwards countered that unlike Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble offers a comprehensive health care plan to even its part-time workers.

"I've never asked anyone not to shop at Wal-Mart," he said. "I understand people need to buy inexpensive goods... But there are other companies, like Costco, who can do it and pay a decent wage and provide health care coverage, and I don't think that responsibility should be passed to taxpayers."

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(NT) and isnt there a membership required for cosco?

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(NT) 15 cents a day, leap years a tiny bit less

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profits/ correction

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a billion here, a billion there. soon you are talking real money. I usually do not write numbers this big. so I screwed up, so don't sell your stocks

the correct profit figures:

walmart $11,231,000,000

barnes & noble $1,461,000,000

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