The time has come for Congress -- Republican and Democratic members alike -- to investigate why one multi-billion dollar company is having such a devastating impact on jobs and our trade deficits.
The asset boom combined with wage stagnation have only intensified our nation's disparity disorder, the prime metaphor for which is Walmart and its heirs, the Waltons.
Sales are slumping and the retailing giant desperately needs people to start buying more stuff. They can't do that without happier workers.
Employing this many workers may make the company seem virtuous and altruistic, but the business model is not a model other companies should emulate.