closedWhen union demands run against reality, workers pay the price

Walmart announced Friday they plan to close over 200 stores in the United States, putting 10,000 U.S. workers in danger of losing their jobs.

“The move comes three months after Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon disclosed plans to review the retailer’s global operations and shut underperforming stores,” Reuters reports.

It’s just the first step in a massive restructuring effort – by one of the nation’s largest employer’s in the fight to stay alive

But why is Walmart suddenly in financial trouble?

Because it’s exactly what the liberals want.

On Feb. 15, 2015, CNN News reported:

Walmart, the frequent focus of advocates for low-wage workers, is giving its lowest-paid workers a raise.

The company said 500,000 full-time and part-time associates, more than a third of its work force at Walmart (WMT) U.S. stores and Sam’s Clubs, will receive pay raises in April to at least $9 an hour. That will be $1.75 above the federal minimum wage.

By next February 1, their pay will go to at least $10 an hour…

… The wage scale and other improvement in work conditions will cost the company about $1 billion in this fiscal year.

Walmart’s pay and employment policies have been the focus of protest by some workers and outside labor groups seeking to organize Walmart employees. Black Friday protesters last year were demanding a $15 an hour pay minimum across the company…

…OUR Walmart, the union-backed group organizing protests at Walmart, took credit for the company’s announcement.

“We are so proud that by standing together we won raises for 500,000 Walmart workers, whose families desperately need better pay and regular hours from the company,” said Emily Wells, a leader of the group. But she said the improved wages still fell well short of what was needed.

And why was Walmart targeted for harassment and forced pay raises that are leading to financial losses?

“Walmart’s PAC and the heirs to the company’s fortune are spending millions to influence the political process — and their money is often going to boost conservative candidates and causes, according to claims by a union-backed coalition pushing for more rights for Walmart workers,” The Huffington Post reported in 2013, when protesters against Walmart began escalating.

“Of the donations made by both Walmart’s PAC and the Walton family since the 2000 election cycle, nearly 70 percent went to Republican candidates and committees, the report found,” The Huffington Post continued.

The “Fight for $15” movement isn’t about better pay for employees.

It’s about forcibly destroying employers and their companies in order to downsize a U.S. economy that liberals feel is still too prosperous and therefore unfair to failing socialist countries.

Walmart is the canary in the coal mine.

With liberals reduced to record-low numbers in Congress and state legislatures, they’ve shifted from trying to win elections and instead are intent on destroying those who financially support their political enemies.