I sometimes shop at walmart. It’s cheap and conveniant. Depends on what I’m interested in buying. Napkins, TP, trash bags, laundry detergent, cheap work shirts, socks, cheap kids clothes, school supplies, propane, etc… Cheap, disposable shit. I don’t buy anthing from Walmart that I expect to “last”. I won’t buy tools, cookware, appliances, towels, shoes, etc… from Walmart. I certainly wouldn’t fill a prescription there! LOL
As for the incident in the OP about the EBT cards, why is it Walmart’s job to “police” the people spending the government’s money? The GOVERNMENT, yet again, has demonstrated it’s incompetance. The “recipiants”, yet again, have demonstrated their unworthiness, ungratefullness and willingness to cheat the system. But I guess you guys would be all up in arms if I said those who took advantage of the glitch should lose their “free gov’t cheeze”, I mean a BAAAAABYYY might DIEEEEE!!! Cry me a fucking river. If they are physically able to carry the 700 dollars worth of groceries they “stole”, they are physically fit enough to work, right? But no, let’s just keep enabling them and say, “oops, that’s OUR fault. We left the door open and you stole from us. We have a record of the transaction to prove it, but we wont do anything, because you obviously need it. It would cost more just to prosecute you anyway. Enjoy the free gov’t cheeze”. Sound about right?
I think the bigest problem with Walmart is the way it uses it’s employment leverage to get tax advantages. The government of MANY states/counties has gotten down on it’s knees to suck the mighty blue Walmart dick to get them to build stores in their jurisdiction. Just another example of corporate welfare for a company that hardly needs it. It puts small businesses in a bad spot. But we all know this.
But I still shop there. Sue me - I’m a thrifty person, and I’ve got a hell of net worth as a result. Does it compromise my values a little? Sure it does. But I can’t take my values to the bank. I don’t make financial decisions based on politics. I used to “buy American”, and I still do with some things. But the last Red Wing boots I bought cost me $385.00 and the soles lasted only 8 months… So I decided to “revisit” that personal policy and I’m saving a lot more money now. Walmart isn’t “the antichrist”, it’s a cheap place to shop.