In some ways, people forget about average working people, and how they live their lives.
I would guess that any criticism about Wal-Mart could have some element of truth with 1,500,000 people.
And the greeter is what sets the tone for this company and I've been on TV a little bit this morning.
The beauty of this country and what people participate in is the competitive nature that we allow to exist and the fact is that we are better because we have great competitors.
Because the truth is our wages are really competitive and they're good.
But they are also better, our competitors are better because Wal-Mart exists.
I think in some ways we have allowed other people to set the agenda. Other people to define who we are.
If we take care of the customers and associates and grow the business, Wall Street will be pleased.
We want to set a tone going into our fiscal year that starts Feb. 1, that Wal-Mart Stores is going to be aggressive in taking care of customers, taking care of our associates, communications and merchandising.
One of the things that strikes me is so many of the critics are people whose lifestyle doesn't change when the price of fuel changes, or if they keep a Wal-Mart store out of their area.
Retailing, it's always true that there is some items that I wish we had a lot more of like the iPod and there is some items I wish we had a lot less of.
Where we're not wrong or where the cost of settling is so much that it is totally disproportionate to the harm or the error that we made, we're not going to settle.
Where we have been incorrect in what we have done, then I think we have an obligation to settle.
I don't think we'll win every election.
There are going to be some people who never want Wal-Mart. That's OK.
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