John Stossel on Walmart

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  • BargSlarg
    BargSlarg 8 часов назад

    Walmart kind of attracts a less then desirable crowd into town

  • Caleb Shonk
    Caleb Shonk День назад

    There's no such thing as a discount lunch.
    Walmart actually isn't the cheapest option. What they do, and people don't realise this, is they offer and advertise certain items at significant discounts but charge 20% or more for most other items. Because nobody goes to the store to buy only soup or only a certain kind of tshirt.
    So even though you paid $10 less for those "rollback" items, you spent an extra $20 on your groceries overall. Meaning you aren't saving money.
    True story, I was wondering why my grocery bill seemed higher after I started shopping at Walmart instead of my local grocery store. So I did some research. I went to both Meijer, Walmart and locally owned grocery store and shopped for the same kind of items I normally would have bought. As it turned out, Walmart was the most expensive option. Whereas I was spending $80 at meijer, at Walmart, the same stuff cost me $120. I even changed up the items just for comparison's sake, buying respective items that were on sale. And Walmart was still the most expensive.

  • Kelvin Broder
    Kelvin Broder 2 дня назад

    Wow, Robert Reich said that? There's hope in the world.

  • ThatDKGuy
    ThatDKGuy 4 дня назад

    Walmart needs to pay back the taxpayer for all the welfare and social benefits that its employees need to have to survive because they dont want to pay people a good enough wage.

  • David Wright
    David Wright 4 дня назад

    we don't shop there....

  • Manuel Zurita
    Manuel Zurita 5 дней назад

    They are good points on both sides if we can just find a middle ground we can be set.

  • MidnightBastard
    MidnightBastard 6 дней назад

    They aren't asking for 100k a year. They aren't even asking for half of that.

  • BAJARACER43X
    BAJARACER43X 6 дней назад

    First Walmart, second low income section 8 housing, 3rd blacks Mexicans and welfare, 4th ruined neighborhood. Almost everytime

  • Tori Ellise
    Tori Ellise 10 дней назад

    SQUIGGLY
    SQUIGGLY

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee 11 дней назад

    love walmaet

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee 11 дней назад

    dont work at walmart then dumbass

  • Milan Tique
    Milan Tique 14 дней назад

    Well Walmart doesn’t do say one thing and then do the opposite. It doesn’t say you’ll get 10/hr then give you 8/hr as far as I know. If they are anything like Target, they tell you everything up front and it’s your choice to work those bad hours and bad pay. It’s not something I’d choose for my main job but I’d work there until something better came along. It’s better to be payed minimum wage than nothing at all

  • Rampage Nelson
    Rampage Nelson 17 дней назад

    walmart is evilllllll that guy says

  • Daniel Guerrero
    Daniel Guerrero 18 дней назад

    You're not suppose to support a family with that type of income. Walmart has nothing to do with your bad decisions. The entitlement of these people man smfh

  • ARB
    ARB 18 дней назад

    A Walmart job should not be used to raise a family.

  • Josh Cc600
    Josh Cc600 19 дней назад

    Ironic now Wal-Mart is even losing to Amazon. The new mega company.

  • Miranda Elaine
    Miranda Elaine 25 дней назад

    The “Walmart cheer” shit in the beginning is super fuckin creepy lmao

  • cold dead hand
    cold dead hand 25 дней назад

    I use to work for Wal-Mart when I was younger until I wanted to make more money, then I went and got a better job that I could afford to live on. Wal-Mart did everything that they agreed to do when I first took the job.

  • Joel Threatt
    Joel Threatt 27 дней назад

    Profits before people, sounds like the modern business and democrat political model

  • leokat001
    leokat001 29 дней назад

    It’s not savings if you have to replace broken walmart crap.

  • Crimson Sails
    Crimson Sails Месяц назад

    How many herr in 2018

  • Kyle D
    Kyle D Месяц назад

    You’re not supposed to have a family if you only make minimum wage.

  • Dawn FKA hamilton-doerfler
    Dawn FKA hamilton-doerfler Месяц назад

    Walmart is not the only company that
    Shuts down small family companies in towns. Walgreens did the same.
    Walmart does hire retired and disabled
    For greeters.
    When Walmart came to town, Kmart
    Went out of business, now Sears is going out, and maybe a Wisconsin
    Dept store called Shopko may go
    Out. If people are busy they want everything in one place which is nice
    But if 100 million people shop there because it’s their only choice it’s not
    Freedom of choice.
    I see positive and negatives from
    Large corporations that own 20 different companies and Lg companies like Walmart.
    I think every business should care about their neighboring family businesses because everybody wants to make enough to eat and send their kids to college or apprentice school
    And still live joyful life. That should be
    America’s focus. The country is strong
    When everybody finds purposeful work
    And fair pay.

  • Bringer of Balance
    Bringer of Balance Месяц назад

    I love Walmart! I hope your jobless motherfuckers don’t apply for welfare…

  • Rudy Straight
    Rudy Straight Месяц назад

    wal mart martial law

  • zion33
    zion33 Месяц назад

    Get rid of zoning laws, get rid of complicated compliance laws, and then see how well wall mart competes with small shops.

  • C Poff
    C Poff Месяц назад

    The problem with walmart is that it crushes small business. So I understand communites not wanting them.

  • Bradley McMullen
    Bradley McMullen Месяц назад

    Why don't ppl just start a business? Why do others always have to subsidize for the lack of ambition of others?

  • Santouche Santouche
    Santouche Santouche Месяц назад

    If only consumers and Walmart employees were the same thi.... Oh wait...

  • Don Dressel
    Don Dressel Месяц назад

    Just google the ten richest people in the US
    You’ll see all of the Walmart kids on there

  • zhbvenkhoReload
    zhbvenkhoReload Месяц назад

    Welcome To Walmart, Muthafuckaz

  • ONCEfineapplinus
    ONCEfineapplinus Месяц назад +1

    This reminds me of the scene in Clerks where a protester protested against cigarettes made one the customers against cigarette in the heat of the moment, but ended up buying the cigarettes moments later after the protester was exposed as a gum salesman.

  • Kalvin  Hampton
    Kalvin Hampton Месяц назад

    Minimum-wage jobs are not meant to support families. Minimum wage employees need to learn better skills so they can get better jobs.

  • mack cummy
    mack cummy Месяц назад

    Other places charge almost twice.

  • mack cummy
    mack cummy Месяц назад

    pffftI started at $15 on my last job.

  • Average Joe
    Average Joe Месяц назад

    if they tried to have me do that chant shit i would walk out

  • David Green
    David Green Месяц назад

    i dont think my walmart starts their day like that. they are the must sullen, impolite creatures to walk the Earth.

  • Chakat Nightsparkle
    Chakat Nightsparkle Месяц назад +5

    Walmart Destroys the Mom and Pop Shops, and the Small Grocery stores and businesses. And When Walmart decides the store isnt making enough anymore. They up and close the store down and can devastate a small town leaving it with Nothing at all.

  • banana snapper
    banana snapper Месяц назад

    HEY PAL. MAYBE THEY DONT GET A GOOD PAY BUT WHERE ELSE CAN YOU WERE A POLYESTER BLUE VEST AND SING A NICE WALMART CHEER???? YA. THATS RIGHT, BITCH.

  • banana snapper
    banana snapper Месяц назад

    isnt that soo quaint to have a nice walmart cheer???

  • Rebecca Oprea
    Rebecca Oprea Месяц назад

    Have you seen most of the people that work there ? I’m sorry to say but they wouldn’t be able to get a job elsewhere. Sad to say but true .

  • Peter13
    Peter13 Месяц назад

    I wish I had a Walmart in my European capital city where I live (in the European Union). Prices here are crazy. When I see the low prices you get in USA I hate you, lucky mother fuckers! Also, 8 dollars an hour seems good enough for me for unskilled or part-time workers. I am a GOOD software developer with university studies and I only get like 10 dollars an hour. AND prices are higher here than in US. I pay 1.5 dollars for a liter of gas for my car. 1 dollar for a liter of milk. 1 dollar for a good bread. FUCK YOU, lucky Americans! :)

  • joe maths
    joe maths Месяц назад

    If that's how the opening hours would be, I'd stab someone

  • Mike Morris
    Mike Morris Месяц назад

    I've worked in places much worse than walmart. I just hate going to Wal-Mart cause the people.

  • Mother Toaster
    Mother Toaster Месяц назад

    1:32
    now im not the best at math but what ? scene when is 1c = to 2.00

  • Jason Drummond
    Jason Drummond Месяц назад

    I am in favor of free enterprise, but there are some one sided comments there like if Walmart was not there they would have to work somewhere else..... Like the store they put out of business who paid a decent wage and served the community. Or it's kinda like a raise or pay increase cause we save them money.... You don't pay employees enough to shop in any other stores??? On the other hand they do give back to communities and have raised wages and employed more full time workers who receive benefits due to public pressure SO.... protesting can be an effective tool for change.

  • Book of Katherine
    Book of Katherine Месяц назад

    CrowdsonDemand.com It's the last large Conservative owned business in America, while 10/12 top billionaires are Democrats in the USA. You do the math.

  • Don Kleim
    Don Kleim Месяц назад

    If it is so bad, quit. Unskilled labor gets minimum wage. You want to make more than minimum wage? Then get an education and be willing to work your ass off like most successful people do. Don't piss and moan because you think the company owes you CEO wages for stocking shelves. Walmart is successful and that pisses of the folks who think they should have a big piece of the pie. There are many families that are only able to clothe and feed their kids because of Walmart's prices.

  • rbodell
    rbodell 2 месяца назад

    Hay here is an idea, use your life as an example to kids that you are what happens to people without an education. Then go back to school and show them the difference. You also have to learn to live BELOW your means so you can SAVE for the future. I never had credit and I never had to work too hard either. but no, everybody quits school, goes in debt to live like the bank president does and then whines because they loose everything. Your life is what you make it. I quit school in the 7th grade and found out real quick what life was all about. NOBODY is going to give you crap. The director of the Alaska VA is personally covering up the denial of access to my medical records and treatment for cancer, but you know what, on good days I can split enough firewood. Some days I can't. In the end, there will be some cold days if I can't afford to pay somebody else to do it. This part of Alaska is pretty warm but 20 below comes regularely. That is REALITY

  • rbodell
    rbodell 2 месяца назад

    I shop Walmart online, sorry about your job.

  • marsha woods
    marsha woods 2 месяца назад

    I am 7 years old and I can tell you I remember the mom and pop grocery stores the personal shoe stores and the personal clothing stores literally gouged people in prices so they only have their selves to blame... I do not like Walmart either I think they are a way to big conglomerate and they have ruined some small-town businesses.... However I feel we should have been paying more attention of what Walmart was up to

    • marsha woods
      marsha woods 2 месяца назад

      Hahaha I am 70 years old not 7 LOL

  • TayLybb
    TayLybb 2 месяца назад

    You don't want low pay, don't get a low skill job.

  • TayLybb
    TayLybb 2 месяца назад

    They also are the biggest employer in the US. You're welcome.

  • Thuy T
    Thuy T 2 месяца назад

    Union stuck. Never took care of the hard worker, the union take care the lazy ass worker.

  • alex x
    alex x 2 месяца назад

    What about Amazon?

  • Jason McQueen
    Jason McQueen 2 месяца назад +1

    I worked at a Wal-Mart once. A month was all I could stand. Never again. The pay wasn't terrible but you only get 32 hours, and you're not allowed to get another job. That in itself should be illegal, since basically the workers are probably still on food stamps and therefore subsidized by the government (read: taxpayer). For low-incomes a second job should always be an option. The Wal-Mart managers were also straight awful. Their turnover was high.
    Wal-Mart doesn't cause poverty, though, and never has. It takes advantage of it. It has since the beginning. It's in their business model to find cheap labor. If you're in a well-to-do area, chances are good you're not getting a Wal-Mart. One area I'm familiar with didn't ever get a Wal-Mart until its local version Wal-Mart equivalent store went out of business. The former store was probably more cheer-worthy than the Wal-Mart that replaced it. After all, no Wal-Mart I know has ever given kids free mutt puppies.
    United Food and Commercial Workers union has about as much credibility as a $3 bill. When I worked at a grocery store I had to pay their dues, but both their wages and their hours were even worse than Wal-Mart's. They also enforced their union contracts with all the backbone of a pool noodle. Even so, they had a couple of good managers, so I worked there two years.
    Then I worked up to a warehouse, and finally a machine operator in a window factory. The window factory's a pretty good job. The catch is you have to be willing and able to relocate.

  • Caleb
    Caleb 2 месяца назад

    The problem with Walmart is more in the tactics used by the corporation to secure tax dollars, and create a burden on the taxpayer rather than wages.

  • Mike Mike
    Mike Mike 2 месяца назад

    Sing your fool ass off for your back breaking minimum wage job

  • Garrett Wilson
    Garrett Wilson 2 месяца назад

    Walmart treats it's employees terribly. I witnessed so many crazy, upsetting and hateful things by employees. Managers, etc.

  • Doug Brown
    Doug Brown 2 месяца назад

    Weird, my sister works at Wal-Mart in spokane and gets paid well with benefits and she loves it.

  • MrYracheta82
    MrYracheta82 2 месяца назад

    Out west Wal-Mart hires non speaking mexicans who do get jobs that they did not apply for in reno nevada this happens at all their stores if you are white you will not advanve ever

  • MrYracheta82
    MrYracheta82 2 месяца назад +2

    Walmart practice reverse discrimination if you are white you are always overlooked

  • Mr Clarkson
    Mr Clarkson 2 месяца назад

    As a Truck Driver ,I hate going to Ghetto Walmart DC"s!!! Why,4 to 12 hours to unload or load...Wheels don't turn,$0 an Hour..

  • Alan M
    Alan M 2 месяца назад +1

    Fuck the Walton family. Soul-less fuckers that exploit American taxpayers via food stamps and medicaid. Fuck them.

  • Rusty Love
    Rusty Love 2 месяца назад +1

    paying low wages only enables employees to get food stamps and medicaid which is taxpayer funded. this shifts the cost of life's necessities on to the american taxpayers. this is really simple to understand yet people never talk about it. when these companies pay low wages everyone else in america picks up the filthy rich peoples slack. someone please prove me wrong................please!!!!

  • Arnel Lozic
    Arnel Lozic 2 месяца назад

    Capitalism, bitch!

  • ПРИВЕТ YouTube
    ПРИВЕТ YouTube 2 месяца назад

    Walmart has cheap good ammo.

  • Jim H
    Jim H 2 месяца назад

    Since when does every job have to pay enough to raise a family? How about a little career planning, education, training...and family planning. Don’t have kids if you can’t afford to raise them.

  • gunrunner 46
    gunrunner 46 2 месяца назад

    Walmart gives an average weekly hourly time of 20 hours to keep from giving benefits

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    Jonathan Goodwin 2 месяца назад

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  • qdllc
    qdllc 2 месяца назад

    Wal Mart was good before Sam Walton died. His heirs care only about how much money it makes for them.

    Still, it's not a place to have a future UNLESS you want to go into management. The average job requires no special job skills, so there's no incentive to make a career out of working there if you don't go into management. This is true with any retail chain.

  • Lee Ann
    Lee Ann 2 месяца назад

    if they pay more than people will lose their jobs so some money is better than no money!!! and when you have job you can find new and better job easier than when don't have a job!!

  • Michael Stewart
    Michael Stewart 2 месяца назад

    i remember all the people who have told me they dream of being a greeter at walmart for a career

  • Michael Stewart
    Michael Stewart 2 месяца назад

    if you dont like the wages and benefits walmart offers go work elsewhere that pays better

  • The Fireplace Freak
    The Fireplace Freak 2 месяца назад

    Don't like working at Wal-Mart? Hmmm....GET ANOTHER DAMN JOB MAYBE?? Get into sales, or apprenticeships, or skilled trades....my goodness these people are whiny socialist nightmares.

  • vuaeco
    vuaeco 2 месяца назад

    Now Walmart is protesting Amazon.com for taking its customers.

  • B D
    B D 2 месяца назад

    Look no matter what people are just trying to make a living but it comes down to the fact there are three type of people at Walmart that work there the first one is the one that will thrive no matter what they and Walmart are perfect for each other the second one is the one who use it for a stepping stone it's a ladder to get to something better then the third one the one where Walmart of them are not a pretty fit it just doesn't work out it's like a relationship not all relationships work out not all our dreams is it fail and sometimes that relationships get you prepared for the next one

  • Phill Conklin
    Phill Conklin 2 месяца назад

    Without Walmart a surrounding community severly declines. Walmart is good overall for most people. You should see the area around our Walmart, it is thriving, but it wasn't before the existence of that store.

  • Scott Cook
    Scott Cook 2 месяца назад

    Before you raise a family get some money.

  • Jeffrey Small
    Jeffrey Small 2 месяца назад

    Please if you if you want more money get promoted or change jobs last time I was in there i ask for help the employee said it's not my department wall off it retail same thing as target retail resturants don't pay much Kroger is union don't pay there employee any better you have too be there for years too make ok money

  • Cathy T
    Cathy T 2 месяца назад

    Anyone know why WM stopped the price match deal? Is it GREED? Or they just dont 🤔😏care about their customers anymore?

  • quinn drake
    quinn drake 2 месяца назад

    Walmart Fema camps coming

  • Cb Rich
    Cb Rich 2 месяца назад

    don't shop there, big box stores have ruined retail and grocery. The walton family are a bunch of greedy pigs. It's just another case of corp america screwing over it's consumers.

  • Avalyn Lund-Goldstein
    Avalyn Lund-Goldstein 2 месяца назад +1

    For every job Wal-Mart "creates" it KILLS an average of 2.5 small business jobs. Wal-Mart has been Bottlenecking it's competition for decades. You don't have a healthy economy from corporatists stamping out all of it's competition start-ups before they can even compete fairly. A good capitalist economy comes from healthy competition and enough jobs available to provide for more people to be able to consume more.

  • REDEX SUBZERO
    REDEX SUBZERO 2 месяца назад

    Only socialist and Communists don't like walmarts

    • Cb Rich
      Cb Rich 2 месяца назад

      Now but shopping at walmart certainly supports lots of socialists/communists in China

  • streeteats
    streeteats 2 месяца назад

    I'm not against unions and what they're suppose to stand for. But unions are greedy too. I saw first hand from Local 517 Laborer's Union in Orlando, Fl. during the building of EPCOT, the exploitation, and basically extortion for money by the union leadership against the members they are suppose to protect.

  • Coolbread Rye
    Coolbread Rye 2 месяца назад

    Purchase power matters far more than wages.

  • Taylor King
    Taylor King 2 месяца назад

    Within the first 30 secs it shows a guy holding his protest sign upside down. I think this speaks volumes haha

  • OpporTUNAty Sportfishing
    OpporTUNAty Sportfishing 2 месяца назад +4

    I hate Walmart, while I’m shopping at Walmart.

  • J
    J 2 месяца назад

    I worked for wal mart. They treated me really good. I felt like I could move up if I chose to as well. I left to go to college, but I don’t have nothing bad to say about being employed there.

  • InternetMunchies
    InternetMunchies 2 месяца назад

    If their employees had to shop elsewhere there money would not go as far

  • Dwaine Short
    Dwaine Short 2 месяца назад

    Thing I don't like about Walmart is they treat you like a criminal. No other stores in my area stops you to look at your receipt.

  • green lamp
    green lamp 2 месяца назад

    union guy: "walmart doesnt pay workers enough"
    Amazon: "hold my beer"

  • kindpotato
    kindpotato 2 месяца назад

    The only thing I do not like about john stossel is that he does not believe in environmentalism. The earth is a big place, that's right. But 7.5 billion is a humongous number of people. There is nothing in our lizard brains that says "STOP CONSUMING so much, or all of our resources will be depleted and we will trash this planet" because that is not something that typically happens. It's not just 7 billion normal animals either. If we lived like cavemen, we would only consume 9 000 000 joules a day.The average household consumes 30 kilowatt hours which means about a constant usage of 1200 watts. Combine that with the resources and energy that industries use, we are consuming an incredible amount of energy which is used to completely alter our environment. If you are to divide landmass of the earth evenly among 7 billion people, each person would get 1 hectare. The earths resources don't seem so limitless anymore do they?

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  • TRUTH research
    TRUTH research 2 месяца назад

    I hear the words spoken but what my brain understands is. In the great depression when a rich man throws the bone of a stake he just gorged himself on at some starving child, that child is lucky because prior to that righteous act of charity, that child had nothing to eat at all

  • scy1192
    scy1192 3 месяца назад

    I remember getting those happy face stickers as a kid. Don't see those greeters around anymore.

  • 4thGloryMonday
    4thGloryMonday 3 месяца назад +1

    yes lets fill the rivers with lemonade, F U walmart

    • Jason McQueen
      Jason McQueen 2 месяца назад

      Fill the Chehalis River with lemonade and you can literally flood a Wal-Mart.

  • Pat Beaudry
    Pat Beaudry 3 месяца назад +1

    This is a bullshit commercial. They just will not admit that this is a scam. Wal-Mart kills high paying retail. It does not teach any skills. It fires people for taking care of there family. It causes single mother to leave kids at home unattended so they do not get fired. No Wal-Mart is not a family friendly company .

  • macc240038
    macc240038 3 месяца назад

    If these people weren't working at Walmart they'd be doing some other low skill labor type job. If they had skills that companies require they would be making a better wage. But they don't so they're working a low paying job. That's just the facts of Life in the labor market. If politicians continue to interfere in the marketplace, forcing businesses to pay unskilled laborers higher wages, they will skew the free market in favor of labor and there will be unintended consequences. Everyone will get hurt in the long run. The businesses, the workers, and the government.