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Published: Friday, Nov. 23 2012 6:15 p.m. MST

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Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

The people at Walmart are paid union people. That says it all. Walmart is the best friend of middle class America.

Sugar City, ID

My five married children and their spouses all have at least a BA degree. The wives are great stay at home moms and the husbands all have good jobs and careers. Is there a message here?

Sandy, UT

@indycrimson. Walmart has the highest amount of employees on Medicaid(sorry not Medicare) of any employer in Utah. It says that in the story. I'm not making up facts. I was comparing Costco to Walmart because one company values their employees the other does not. My apologies for not knowing Jim sinegal retired this year. He did set the culture for higher pay and better benefits at Costco.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Don't dis on Henry Ford. Unlike most of the Big Business people of his era he actually increased the wages of his workers by a lot. This actually created more customers for his cars. Higher wages met more customer spending thus a higher quality of life and more money for Ford. I see some corporations like In and Out using this model today but too many are back in the days of Charles Dickens IMO...

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

People who work part time have time to look for another job. If they take a job at Wal-Mart then I have to assume that Wal-Mart is giving them a better deal than anyone else.

When businesses hire people they are hiring them, not adopting them. Wal-Mart is not your Daddy.

Farmington, UT

If you think people should be paid more at Walmart, don't shop there. Patronize competitors who pay more. It's as simple as that. If you want to pay more for merchandise, stop shopping at Walmart.

Eagle Mountain, UT

These people sound greedy. If you are not happy with your workplace, go somewhere else. There are plenty of people that would give anything to have their jobs.

Salt Lake City, UT

Yeah old school, I don't shop there. Never have, never will.

Beverly Hills, CA

Walmart leads the nation in private businesses with most employees on taxpayer dole. They also pressure vendors for such low prices they send jobs overseas. Walmart is the consumption Beast, they bear the mark of the beast with their attempts at banking and selling all in one place.

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