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Wal-Mart to the Dark Side

By on 2.23.06 | 2:52PM

So Wal-Mart will offer more extensive health care coverage to its employees after being bullied into doing so in Maryland, and with similar laws on the horizon.

But surprise, surprise, they're now advocating that the government bear the burden of such rising costs.

At the same time, Wal-Mart Chief Executive Lee Scott said Thursday that employers cannot continue to meet the rising costs of health care and urged a government-business partnership to find an answer. ...

Under mounting criticism from organized labor and other groups, Wal-Mart last fall offered new lower-premium insurance aimed at getting more of its work force on company plans.

It's either a sop to the extortionist Democrats or good business... or both! As David Hogberg wrote last year, CEOs pushing for government-run health care is a growing and foolish trend.

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