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Author:  Jim Kouri
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Date:  September 2, 2006
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Democrat Party Anti-Capitalism Attacks on Wal-Mart Are Failing

by Jim Kouri, CPP

The continuous demonizing and vilifying of Wal-Mart Stores by Democrat Party officials is not working to turn Americans against the enormously successful US retailer, according to a recent poll. It may actually be hurting some Democrat politicians who are trying to hide their liberal-left agenda.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Sarah Clark on Friday released the following statement on a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press:

"This poll is the latest proof that politicians will turn off most voters by attacking Wal-Mart and that the attacks themselves are not working. America's working families want to decide for themselves where to work and where to shop.

"The numbers make it clear that America's working families value Wal-Mart's job opportunities, savings, and the benefits we provide the communities we serve. By attacking Wal-Mart, politicians show they are out of touch with working families.

"Working families support Wal-Mart because the company creates tens of thousands of jobs each year, provides health care for as little as $11 per month, and because economic studies verify that Wal-Mart saves American families $2300 a year."

Poll highlights:

* 81 percent of those polled believe Wal-Mart is a good place to shop

* 70 percent of conservative/moderate Democrats have a favorable opinion of Wal-Mart overall

* 87 percent of conservative/moderate Democrats believe Wal-Mart is a good place to shop, the highest percentage of all groups surveyed.

* 72 percent of conservative/moderate Democrats believe Wal-Mart has a "good effect on communities"

The Pew Poll findings reflect similar results of a recent poll conducted by RT Strategies for Working Families for Wal-Mart, which found:

* 62 percent of those surveyed "disapprove of Democratic candidates making Wal-Mart an issue in November's elections." (Including 53 percent of union households).

Jim Kouri
Chief of Police Magazine (Contributing Editor)

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Biography - Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.


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