If it weren't for Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, there's no way we would be as comfortable as we are. Yes, grocery stores have a few things that Wal-Mart doesn't, and sometimes they've got better prices when things are on sale.
However, for the most part, the prices at grocery stores (unless you get the loyalty card that lets them track your purchases) are much higher than they are at Wal-Mart. And Sam's Club is even better (even though you have to spend $40/year minimum for a membership--but it's well worth it).
I don't even get the whole "But Wal-Mart treats their employees so bad!" Umm...no, they don't. They treat their employees the same as most other retailers do theirs, and far and away better than restaurants do their waitstaff.
Thankfully, someone else has taken down all of the anti-Wal-Mart arguments, in 140-character bursts.
Well done, Mr. Suderman. Well done.
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