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Wal-Mart's on the wrong side

What does the Cold War have to do with Wal-Mart? Is there still a Cold War? Yes, there is. Although the Berlin Wall fell, communism still remains. China, the world’s most populated country is still communist. And there is still no such thing as a kinder, gentler communism.

In its quest to provide the lowest price, Wal-Mart has outsourced U.S. technology and productivity to China. And what will China do with financial and technological resources from the U.S.? Computers will be used in China to hack into our computers. China will expand its military, as has been documented by the U.S. government.

Wal-Mart used to be known as a store that tried to sell products to help American companies. Now it just sells products to maximize its profits. When Wal-Mart sells products that have been made in China, Wal-Mart is encouraging American citizens to support the Chinese Communist regime. And, because of its size, Wal-Mart is causing other companies to outsource.

We in the Federal Way area have an opportunity to do something about this. When the new Wal-Mart opens, we have to answer a tough question: Do we continue to shop at a store that lines the pocketbooks of the world’s largest communist regime, or do we buy products made by our fellow citizens and help our fellow citizens? The decision is ours. We as a society need to step up and stand for one another, even if it means paying a little extra at the check-out line. I’d rather help my neighbor on this side of the Pacific Ocean than help communists build missiles that can cross the Pacific.

Whatever economic help China needs should be provided after they decide to not be communist. As long as we keep sending them money, they will never make that decision.

Jeff Coop

Federal Way Citizens for Responsible Development

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