The Recession Is Over! Oops…Wal-Mart Cuts 11,000 Jobs
Wal-Mart Cuts 11,000 Jobs at Sam’s Club
NEW YORK—Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, announced on Sunday that it would eliminate 11,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its total workforce, at its Sam’s Club warehouse stores.
The positions would be lost because the company has decided to outsource in-store demonstrations and product sampling to an outside firm. Previously, Sam’s Club employees had performed those duties. The announcement comes just after recent U.S. unemployment figures have started to decline modestly.
The company announced the cuts at a meeting on Sunday, according to AP. Sam’s Club CEO Brian Cornell reportedly said in a memo that it hired Shopper Events to take over demonstrating products in its store locations.
The job cuts totaling 11,200 include 10,000 jobs related to product demonstrations and 1,200 positions related to membership recruiting.
The Emperor Has Invisible Coattails
The Emperor has no clothes, or coattails in this case. Barack Obama’s narcissism will be the subject of numerous books. After three major losses in VA, NJ, and MA he still seems to think that his presidential coattails extend to all the way to California. It also explains why his monstrosity of health care control reform is still on the table.
Barack, better get on with your bad self. We’ll see you in November.
Berry: Obama said “big difference” between ’10 and ’94 is “me”
Rep. Marion Berry’s parting shot, published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [no link, subscription only] offers a warning to moderate Democrats and border state moderates — warning of a midterm bloodbath comparable to the 54-seat D-to-R swing in 1994.
But the jaw-dropper is Berry’s claim that President Obama personally dismissed any comparison between Democrats now and under Bill Clinton 16 years ago — by saying his personal popularity would bail everybody out.
The retiring Berry, who doesn’t say when the remarks were made, now scoffs at Obama’s 50-or-below approval rating:
Writes ADG reporter Jane Fullerton:
Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.
“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.” [snip]
“I began to preach last January that we had already seen this movie and we didn’t want to see it again because we know how it comes out,” said Arkansas’ 1st District congressman, who worked in the Clinton administration before being elected to the House in 1996… “I just began to have flashbacks to 1993 and ’94. No one that was here in ’94, or at the day after the election felt like. It certainly wasn’t a good feeling.”
Whole article after the jump.
I suppose his entire staff could be telling him that the American People are coming for him and his democrats and he would still have his fingers in his ears, saying…lalalalalalalalalala.
THAT definitely works for me. One can hope that the only person that could b*tchslap him into reality, namely Mishy, is too busy shopping and partying to notice.