An Amazing LA Times Editorial

Over at Real Clear Politics I clicked on a link to an LA Times editorial that really blew my mind…

The editorial is titled “Why pick on Wal-Mart?”

The editorial talks about recent legislative actions to force Wal-Mart to spend a specific amount of money to offer health coverage to their employees. The editorial calls this bullying and intimidation. The editorial also states

This kind of legislative intimidation is bad for a couple of reasons. First, it’s arbitrary and unfair. Why not go after companies with 5,000 employees? Or 50? Or ones with employees who wear funny hats and ask, “You want fries with that?”

I’ve wondered that too. Why only Wal-Mart and not all the stores in the mall? Why not all the fast food outlets? Why not pick on all retail outlets? Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the U.S., but there are plenty of other large retailers as well…

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