Matt Bors by Matt Bors

Matt Bors

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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    I had not thought Wal-mart could lower themselves more, but that news story just staggered me. Because they know their own employees don’t make enough to eat, they collected donations FROM OTHER EMPLOYEES to help.
    Staggering.
    There’s some question is to whether in fact Wal-Mart employees are the largest single bloc on the food stamp list, but even so, it is known that Wal-Mart claims an average income of around $25K — but includes management! So clearly they know better…

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t like shopping at "Wally World’ at all… I always feel like I need a hot shower followed by a hot mental shower to get rid of the ewww…

  3. 2011worldchamps

    2011worldchamps said, about 1 year ago

    I think he is a good guy, just look at his eyes in the first panel.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 1 year ago

    Glad not to be working in retail any longer… and more glad still that I never worked at Walmart.

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    All you lefties love to bash Walmart, but of course you ignore the fact that they employ over 2 MILLION Americans and every one of them makes more than minimum wage.
    When they opened one in my town, over 2000 unemployed people lined up on the first day of interviews.
    No other company was hiring and they were paying 2-3 dollars an hour above min wage for entry level positions. Hundreds were hired and now are able to get off welfare and have the self-respect that going to work each day brings.
    I won’t even go into the fact that Walmart also enables 10’s of millions of Americans to provide their families with household goods they can actually afford.
    Come on Bors, don’t be lazy, you can do better.

  6. yusodum

    yusodum said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    And it’s all for the better. The Mom&Pop store that has been run out of business or would reappear if WalMart was chased out (Supply and Demand, anyone?) would have higher prices due to their products being made in the US instead of China.

    So the consumer wins. The Waltons win. Even the Chinese win. It’s all good.

  7. Steam  Vapor

    Steam Vapor said, about 1 year ago

    High streets populated with thriving independent businesses boost the prices of nearby homes, a new study has concluded

    According to the American Express High Streets Ahead study houses near town centres full of prospering small traders have climbed by an average of £40,000 over the last decade.

    The report goes on to suggest that homeowners living close to a flourishing local high street could see the value of their property outperform similar homes elsewhere by as much as £70,000 over the next 10 years.

    It found that consumers living in areas with a higher proportion of small, independent businesses spent an average 21% of their annual retail budget shopping locally, compared with those living near fewer independent traders, who spent 6% locally.

    American Express UK managing director Colin Walsh said: “This report identifies what we’re calling the ‘shop small effect’, which is the reciprocal benefit consumers can enjoy simply by supporting their local independent traders.”

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    I have to ask.
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    What do European corner stores and property values have to do with America and Walmart?
    .I am guessing…not very much at all.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Lot of people employed in China, too.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 1 year ago

    I won’t even enter the building. Someone my see me and think I am a customer.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @yusodum

    Except for the U.S. employees who find their jobs moved to China. They loose. The Chinese who live near the factories that have few pollution laws to restrict what they dump into the air, water, and soil also loose.

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    So mom and pop shops don’t sell stuff made in China?

  13. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, about 1 year ago

    @Steam Vapor

    Anyone who’s ever been in the ghost towns that used to be thriving city centers throughout the U.S. knows exactly what you’re talking about. A Wal Mart, or any other big box retailer for that matter, opening on the edge of town tends to drive everything else under.

    There’s more to it than just that. Local businesses are more likely to sponsor local civic organizations and sports leagues. The sorts of things that makes a community a community.

    Anyone who claims to cherish small town America should not spend their money in places like Wal Mart because it follows a business model that destroys it.

  14. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Yes, and every Walmart costs its local community tax payers an average of $900,000 in aid to the poor. Really good deal, that. If you want to lower Welfare and Medicaid expenses, the best way to do that is raise the federal minimum wage to $10/hour so that Walmart stops mooching on the taxpayer.

  15. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Heck man, why not raise it to $20/Hour or just give everybody $10^7 so they never have to work again? Why stop at ludicrous when ridiculous is within reach? It’s not as if prices to the consumers will change when the cost of doing business changes, making the new minimum wage a total waste of effort or anything. We certainly can’t stop bleeding the economy with taxes so the cost of doing business goes down and the present wage becomes a living wage by the deflation of the dollar or anything. That would be beyond ridiculous even, all the way ’round to radical right wing conservative lunacy.

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