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The high cost of low price

March 06, 2012

In the recent submission by Walmart as to why Burbank residents want a Walmart here (“Op-Ed: here’s why Burbank residents want Walmart,” Feb. 19), there were two statements that one should question.

One is that that the average full-time worker receives $12.69 an hour. Aren’t most Walmart employees part-time workers? There is also a difference between a median and an average. Mentioned was “average,” which indicates that management/executive salaries are also factored in the equation.

As for invoking Sam Walton’s name, when he was alive, “Made in the U.S.A.” was Walmart’s theme. People should see the documentary “Walmart: The high cost of low price.”

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Bruce Malter

Burbank
 

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