Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I Wonder What Sam Would Say

Sam Walton, the founding name sake of Wal-Mart was a great man and a great American from all that I have ever known and learned about him from reading. I remember when the pride of his company and his own personal motto was "made in America." But not anymore. That vision apparently died along with Sam seventeen years ago. Wal-Mart has moved on to bigger and better things now and has become the unrivaled and unchallenged monolithic megalomaniac of world business in the years since Sam's death.

And today's news brings us word of the latest venture of Wal-Mart expansion and to move to corner yet another market for the supposed benefit of lower prices. This time the company is pushing itself into the arena of America's blinded rush to acquire socialized medicine come hell or high water and at any cost under Barack Obama's plan to bankrupt America as fast as humanly possible.

The messianic one is even using health care as a keystone feature of his hustle on what he sees as absolutely causing the present economic crisis in America and globally. And he is combining the lack of supposedly affordable health care with the supposed lack of education and the supposed abandonment of environmentalism as the root causes of America's recession/depression.

Who knew! I mean for the past year or more we have been led to believe that the current economic crash was created by unscrupulous predatory lending by the evil rich. We were told that those like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd were the mere voices of reason crying our in the wilderness of democratic common cause service and that they served no influence of the collapse of Fannie and Freddie. (Talk about oxymorons and dangerous morons in Washington.)

President Obamas expanded budget and deficit for the next ten years, presents a unique and curios circumstance for the Wal-Mart empire IMO. On the one hand, who better situated than possibly microsoft, to lead the cutting edge transformation technologically of the health care industry in America? And as a result of the enterprise that Wal-Mart is entering into today concerning health care, this might possibly result in all private enterprise and all other vestiges of what was once American free enterprise being eliminated completely by the end of the messiah's first term.

Which means that at best, if Wal-Mart is allowed to continue to exist after that, it will be no more than one of many facades used by the government to facilitate the state sponsored hoax of all social needs under one roof of omnipresent government and controlled by a benevolent messiah.

I often wonder if those in national corporations actually perceive the roads and paths that they take when government power and control speaks to individual freedom. Looking back on Germany of the 1930's, it is easily understood how all German companies became nationalized and equally how many American companies were also complicit in what would later come to pass under national socialism.

Many Americans never knew that. They were never taught about it in the public schools. No one ever told them that Hitler's Nazification of Germany and Europe and WWII, all began as the National Socialists German Workers Party rise to make the world a better place.

As of this morning, Wal-Mart intends to enter into the digitized medical records field that is now being designed and rolled out by the Obama administration. Wal-Mart intends to field a hardware and software package and training, for doctors and hospitals interested in getting a jump on the tidal wave of socialized medicine headed our way. And of course, much of this technological leap of faith will be subsidized by federal funds. Of which Wal-Mart stands to reap billions by providing the IT support to get the big ball rolling.

So like I said, I wonder what Sam would have to say about all this if he were alive today. Have a look see read of the following article and you will see what I mean.

Wal-Mart Stores is striding into the market for electronic health records, seeking to bring the technology into the mainstream for physicians in small offices, where most of America's doctors practice medicine.

Wal-Mart's move comes as the Obama administration is trying to jumpstart the adoption of digital medical records with $19 billion of incentives in the stimulus package.

The company plans to team its Sam's Club division with Dell for computers and eClinicalWorks, a fast-growing private company, for software. Wal-Mart says its package deal of hardware, software, installation, maintenance and training will make the technology more accessible and affordable, undercutting rival health information technology suppliers by as much as half.

"We're a high-volume, low-cost company," said Marcus Osborne, senior director of health care business development at Wal-Mart. "And I would argue that mentality is sorely lacking in the health care industry."

The Sam's Club offering, to be made available this spring, will be under $25,000 for the first physician in a practice, and about $10,000 for each additional doctor. After the installation and training, the continuing annual costs for maintenance and support will be $4,000 to $6,500 a year, the company estimates.

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