Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pure Evil

I caught this story over at Balloon Juice, the only blog left I still read most everyday.
This may take the cake for pure Wal-Mart sleaze.
JACKSON, Mo. -- A collision with a semi-trailer truck seven years ago left 52-year-old Deborah Shank permanently brain-damaged and in a wheelchair. Her husband, Jim, and three sons found a small source of solace: a $700,000 accident settlement from the trucking company involved. After legal fees and other expenses, the remaining $417,000 was put in a special trust. It was to be used for Mrs. Shank's care.

Instead, all of it is now slated to go to Mrs. Shank's former employer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

In short, cause Wal-Mart paid her bills, they now want the money back since she received a court judgement. Keith Olberman expounds on this a bit, especially about the part where her son has died in Iraq.


This is one of those stories that just gets worse and worse.
Wal-Mart made $11 billion last year, but they still want a wheelchair-bound, brain-damaged, just-lost-her-son-in-Iraq, nursing home resident's $417,000.
One of the commenters at Balloon Juice summed up my feelings with the quote, "I wish I didn’t already boycott Wal-mart, so I could boycott them now."
Rot in Hell Wal-Mart executives. Rot in fucking Hell.

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