Seems like the main part of this article is to ease the conscious of Walmart shoppers.
Note his only three suggested solutions:
A requirement that companies with more than 50 employees offer their workers affordable health insurance
I'd like the government to offer wage insurance to ease the pain of sudden losses of pay.
And I'd support labor standards that make trade agreements a bit more fair.
Let's see, how are companies going to offer insurance to workers when they are competing with Indian slave labor?
How is the government going to fund this "wage insurance"? More taxes/debt.
Now his third point is a good idea.. However, in order to even the scales, the US gov needs to tariff goods that are manufactured with no regard to employee safety, working conditions, and pollution controls. When that happens, the economic advantage of manufacturing overseas will evaporate (or at least greatly diminish) and then all his good deals at Walmart won't be so good anymore. I'm willing to pay that price, but I doubt he is.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!