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Sweetwater officials hope for economic boom from new Walmart

There are 21 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Aug 13, 2013, titled Sweetwater officials hope for economic boom from new Walmart. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

A new Walmart superstore will open its doors in less than a month in the city of Sweetwater.

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Tennessee Boy

Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 29, 2013
Wal-Mart sucks and so does anyone who shops there.

Since: Apr 11

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#2 Aug 30, 2013
Can't wait for the new Walmart to open here in Sweetwater and I know I am not alone. The folks who don't like Walmart, well, just don't shop there - problem solved.
Honest Abe

Madisonville, TN

#3 Aug 30, 2013
Tennessee Boy wrote:
Wal-Mart sucks and so does anyone who shops there.
Wow! Brilliant analysis!!

Since: Mar 12

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#4 Aug 31, 2013
Susan54 wrote:
Can't wait for the new Walmart to open here in Sweetwater and I know I am not alone. The folks who don't like Walmart, well, just don't shop there - problem solved.
So you are going to shop at "Chinese Prison-Factory Outlet", because you have no moral objections to patronizing one of the world's most brutal slave-labor systems?

If you have no moral objections to that, you probably have no morals at all. So whatcha doing this evening sweetie?

Since: Apr 11

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#5 Aug 31, 2013
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text> So you are going to shop at "Chinese Prison-Factory Outlet", because you have no moral objections to patronizing one of the world's most brutal slave-labor systems?
If you have no moral objections to that, you probably have no morals at all. So whatcha doing this evening sweetie?
My husband and I had a good laugh at this post. Just plain old silly. Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!
Tennessee Boy

Knoxville, TN

#6 Sep 5, 2013
http://www.katv.com/story/23348491/walmart-fi...

I hope all you in breed, pillbillie, redneck, morons enjoy the new Wal Mart.

Since: Apr 11

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#7 Sep 5, 2013
Tennessee Boy wrote:
http://www.katv.com/story/2334 8491/walmart-fires-ny-employee -over-facebook-posting
I hope all you in breed, pillbillie, redneck, morons enjoy the new Wal Mart.
Thanks! We will.
Professor

Tulsa, OK

#8 Sep 5, 2013
Walmart has brought exponentially more good things to the American way of life than they have harmed. They are big, and operate In an aggressive manner to get more market share- in every category. It's not always pretty- but we created the beast. Enjoy shopping there, and if you can afford it- continue to give the other guys your business. In Sweetwater- Kmart is toast now however- they enjoyed a good ride.
sweetwater girl

United States

#9 Sep 9, 2013
Tennessee Boy wrote:
http://www.katv.com/story/2334 8491/walmart-fires-ny-employee -over-facebook-posting
I hope all you in breed, pillbillie, redneck, morons enjoy the new Wal Mart.
you must have got kicked out for stealing you will poppen idiot Get a job . Your Just mad because you got.caught and got banned you.stupid ass

Since: Mar 12

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#10 Sep 9, 2013
Professor wrote:
Walmart has brought exponentially more good things to the American way of life than they have harmed.
Such as ?
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Northeasterner

United States

#11 Sep 12, 2013
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text>Such as ?
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Www2.econ.iastate.edu/faculty/stone/10yrstudy...

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/07/wal-mart-des...

There are some good nuggets of information that support both sides of one will read through this and many other items on the debate.

Probably, much of the debate is along political lines and ideas of how you think our economy works. We can agree to disagree. If you actually live anywhere near Sweetwater however- there's a slim chance that your way of life and the landscape of the economy are going to remain unchanged over the next 20 years, and often times in small towns that is the friction against Walmart.
In fact , the change will be more rapid in the next 10 than in the last 30. Tennessee has a lot of good things in place to bring business to the state- this ain't Mayberry anymore.
Disgusted Patient

Loudon, TN

#12 Sep 12, 2013
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text> So you are going to shop at "Chinese Prison-Factory Outlet", because you have no moral objections to patronizing one of the world's most brutal slave-labor systems?
If you have no moral objections to that, you probably have no morals at all. So whatcha doing this evening sweetie?
What choice do we have? Due to Bill Clinton's opening our borders to the dumping of cheap Chinese made junk,(via granting them most favored nation status) all our factories have moved to china so their products will be competitive. At the same time our country was opened up to tariff free Chinese goods, the minimum wage was raised so that our manufactured goods would be even more uncompetitive. This is called the unintended consequences of government do good actions. Or maybe it was planned so that our first Commie Co-Presidents could prove that their beloved Communism was better than Capitalism. Remember, they were among the 60s peace and civil rights activists who were waving Chairman Mao's Little Red Book. Now we have a Muslim President who is importing radical Muslims and clerics to finish up the dismantling of Ameri8ca that Clinton started.
Northeasterner

Antioch, TN

#13 Sep 12, 2013
Disgusted Patient wrote:
<quoted text>What choice do we have? Due to Bill Clinton's opening our borders to the dumping of cheap Chinese made junk,(via granting them most favored nation status) all our factories have moved to china so their products will be competitive. At the same time our country was opened up to tariff free Chinese goods, the minimum wage was raised so that our manufactured goods would be even more uncompetitive. This is called the unintended consequences of government do good actions. Or maybe it was planned so that our first Commie Co-Presidents could prove that their beloved Communism was better than Capitalism. Remember, they were among the 60s peace and civil rights activists who were waving Chairman Mao's Little Red Book. Now we have a Muslim President who is importing radical Muslims and clerics to finish up the dismantling of Ameri8ca that Clinton started.
I don't disagree with much of what you state, but free trade is complicated.
What year in the last 40 years has the US exported the most goods? Cite your source with a web link if someone can. Give you a hint- the number starts with a "2"

Since: Apr 11

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#14 Sep 12, 2013
My husband and I used to make at least one trip a week to Walmart - either Lenoir City or Athens. Yesterday we went to the new Walmart - right here in Sweetwater. Very handy! We are pleased.

Since: Mar 12

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#15 Sep 12, 2013
Susan54 wrote:
My husband and I used to make at least one trip a week to Walmart - either Lenoir City or Athens. Yesterday we went to the new Walmart - right here in Sweetwater. Very handy! We are pleased.
I guess you dodn't know about the one in Madisonville. You didn't need to drive that far for your slave-labor purchases.

Since: Mar 12

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#16 Sep 12, 2013
Northeasterner wrote:
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I don't disagree with much of what you state, but free trade is complicated.
What year in the last 40 years has the US exported the most goods? Cite your source with a web link if someone can. Give you a hint- the number starts with a "2"
Probably whatever year Obama gave a bunch of foreign aid to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, so they could purchase tanks from a US defense contractor.
Aren't we #1 still as the world's arms merchant?
Mr Magoo

Oliver Springs, TN

#17 Sep 12, 2013
According to the following article, the average WalMart employee would have to work 785 years to make what CEO Michael Duke made in 2012 (20.7 million). They used an average wage of $12.67/hour.$12.67 isn't happenin' in our area, for sure.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/walm...

Today as we checked out in our local WalMart I asked the checker what starting wages are now for checkers, and she said $7.65. She is all the way up to an amazing $8.00 an hour after 2 years.

And of course we all know, it takes an act of congress to become full time at walmart. 32 hours being about the norm, so they don't have to pay full time employee benefits.

Clearly a case of the 'haves' and the 'have nots'.

Ain't that America.

Since: Apr 11

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#18 Sep 12, 2013
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text> I guess you dodn't know about the one in Madisonville. You didn't need to drive that far for your slave-labor purchases.
Yes, we know there is a Walmart in Madisonville haha. But it usually looks dirty so we choose to go to a cleaner one.

Since: Mar 12

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#19 Sep 13, 2013
Susan54 wrote:
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Yes, we know there is a Walmart in Madisonville haha. But it usually looks dirty so we choose to go to a cleaner one.
Heaven forbid that you should ever walk on a dirty floor to purchase your slave-made blouses.
Make they could ship some Chinese thought-criminals and house-church religious subversives over here to scrub down their prison outlet stores.
Truck man

Athens, TN

#20 Sep 14, 2013
Yep Walmart is open NOW how many Little Mom and Pop stores will be closing.

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