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2005

Wal-Mart Shows Who Owns Our Government

Sirotablog

Friday, May 20, 2005

Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R) yesterday vetoed legislation aimed at forcing Wal-Mart to provide its workers with more adequate benefits. That wasn't a surprise - Ehrlich is the standard "corporate whore in politicians clothing" that now occupies many of our nation's highest public offices.

What is shocking, however, is how open he was about acknowledging that Big Business pulls all of the strings when it comes to public policy. As the Los Angeles Times notes, "Eduardo Castro-Wright, chief operating officer of Wal-Mart stores USA division, stood at the Republican governor's side as he signed the official veto ." The photo at right captures it on film - Ehrlich, who has pocketed campaign cash from Wal-Mart , is waving after the veto, as the Wal-Mart executive prowls behind him. [...] I was under the impression that America belongs to ALL of the people... Read the whole article at the Sirota Blog: //tinyurl.com/86ttx


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