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Remember when Wal-Mart was as American as apple pie…

Letter to the Editor in the Daily Item...

"In the 1980s, if you can believe it, Sam Walton and Wal-Mart not only used to have a “Buy America” program, but Wal-Mart made a public commitment to "buying everything possible from suppliers who manufacture their products in the United States." In fact, Sam Walton understood that losing good-paying, middle class American manufacturing jobs, exploding trade deficits, and a dependence on foreign imports was bad for America, bad for hard working families, and in the end, bad for Wal-Mart.

But that was then... this is now.

Now, it’s safe to say, Wal-Mart likes to buy from anywhere but America.
Wal-Mart’s “Buy America program” has become a “Buy China” program that makes Wal-Mart and China stronger while weakening the American economy." (by wakeupwalmart.com)

If you don’t believe me, here is Sam Walton's letter of concern for the American economy back in 1985!  click here... 

If you want to fight for a better America, an America where we protect American jobs not reward corporations like the new Wal-Mart for shipping our manufacturing jobs overseas, then stand up and speak out today to save our neighborhoods, woods, and local economy.  (more facts)

The shoemakers here in Lynn fought to keep their local economy alive before the industrial revolution took out small business practice.  They rallied, they fought, some took their skills to their death,  and some found jobs in the mega industry... which left them in the end.

If you want to fight this,
Send letters to the editor of these newspapers: 
(Call them in a few days if they do not publish your letter, and ask where it is.)

Salem News: nbenton@salemnews.com
Salem Gazette:  salem@cnc.com
Lynn Item:   letterstoeditor@itemlive.com
Lynn Happens:  editor@lynnhappens.com
Peabody: editor@weeklynews.net
Boston Globe:  letter@globe.com

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