Friday, January 27, 2006

Chicagoans, thank your unions!

From Boortz:
Wal-Mart has just opened a new store in Evergreen, Illinois .. just outside of Chicago. In fact the new store is just one block outside of the Chicago city limits! Wal-Mart originally wanted to locate inside Chicago, but the Chicago city council, or whatever they call themselves, said no. Chicago area unions were raising hell and protesting the new Wal-Mart because of Wal-Mart's low pay and lack of employee benefits.

So ... Wal-Mart opens in Evergreen. How many jobs? This Wal-Mart employs 325 people. How many people applied for those jobs? Try 25,000! The unions may hate Wal-Mart ... the workers sure don't.
I guess the 25,000 people who applied for jobs need the unions to tell them how bad Wal-Mart sucks, because apparently, those rubes didn't get the memo! For those of you on the left, the prior sentence was sarcasm.