Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wal-Mart to Sell Generics for $4

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Wal-Mart has been getting beaten up lately by the Democrats (hypocritically in some cases) who have been shills for the labor unions. The unions hate Wal-Mart because Wal-Mart will not allow them to represent their workers. They've pushed through laws keeping them out of Chicago to the detriment of residents there and still the Democrats back them.

I can't wait to hear their reply to this:

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Wal-Mart announced today that it will start a test program in Florida, where it will sell generic prescription drugs for $4 for a 30-day supply. The test will start tomorrow in 65 Tampa Bay-area stores and is to expand to the whole state by January.

In a statement, CEO Lee Scott says the world's largest retailer intends to "take the program to as many states as possible next year."

On average, generic drugs tend to cost between $10 and $30 for a month-long supply.

The world's biggest retailer said that it will test the program in Florida that will make 291 generic drugs available, which are used to treat a variety of condition (sic) from allergies to high-blood pressure. It will also be available to the uninsured.

The country's largest corporation is making pharmaceuticals available at a price that will save consumers hundreds or thousands of dollars per household. They are using their purchasing power to institute a program that will require little to no red tape and will be as easy as walking up the counter with a prescription from ones doctor.

In other words, they have developed a plan that will in fact act as a major tax cut for average citizens.

What can the donks say about this. They've chosen sides as shown by Hillary Clinton returning a fundraising check (after having sat on their board in the past) and will now have to answer to people in places like Chicago why they will not allow a Wal-Mart to be built in their neighborhood.

A brilliant move by Wal-Mart management.

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