Nothing but a tool for the Politicians to get all the wackos in an uproar.
Nevermind the fact that most of the wackos all shop at walmart for the low, low prices.
Most of the people I know who shop at Wal-Mart are the ones who are being squeezed out of the middle class into being poorer with every year, and they're definitely not "wackos". Lots of good people out there who are barely making ends meet who have to choose between new items from cheap sources or shopping exclusively at thrift stores, and not everyone is a fan of second-hand goods for all their wearables. With a declining economy and fewer job options to make a solid living without a college education (and, fewer jobs now for those with degrees), it's not an easy thing to convince someone scraping by on $12/hour with kids at home to spend $25 on an American Apparel t-shirt and $60 on a pair of organic fair-trade cotton yoga pants
Believe it or not there are great places to get good kids clothes that do not have to be purchased at Walmart.
I buy lots from Yard Sales or this great place Thrift store called: "Unique Thrift"
Unique Thrift is run by the Vietnam Vets & is just amazing.
I do not shop at Walmart & avoid Target like the plague. Walmart & Target are unethical, they pay slave labor and destory endangered Forrests all for "Cheap Goods" & "Fast Profit"
I'm not saying that there aren't other options, but where I live, it's Wal-Mart or thrift stores, and like I mentioned, there are many people who aren't always wanting to buy second-hand, or, don't have the same amount of free time and travel abilities to "shop around" as easily as others. The allure of Wal-Mart is simple to figure out - you can get your groceries, home goods, clothing and everything else in one place (and pay less for it than anywhere else), and when someone is struggling but wants new items, many times it's the only option they have available. I'm not saying Wal-Mart is good, but for a certain demographic of people in a specific financial range, it's their shop of choice because it gives them options that they don't find in their price range elsewhere.
I just was trying to point out that it's not really reasonable to make inferences about someone being a "wacko" just because they're low on finances and choose to shop at the place that gives them the most for their dollar. The ethics we may have don't spread across the board to all others, many people either don't know about some of the practices of these stores or simply don't care because without such options, they only have less to choose from, which they view as bad. You have to also consider, if the majority of people aren't giving a hoot about what they eat because they're concerned with cost and convenience over health, is it REALLY reasonable to expect that they're going to be concerned with what Wal-Mart does to keep their prices as low as they do?