Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Edwards Counters Union Leader
Last night at Barnes & Noble, John Edwards countered The Union Leader editorial criticizing his appearance. Edwards said that Edwards "Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble offers a comprehensive health care plan to even its part-time workers." He also said that "I've never asked anyone not to shop at Wal-Mart. I understand people need to buy inexpensive goods... But there are other companies, like Costco, who can do it and pay a decent wage and provide health care coverage, and I don't think that responsibility should be passed to taxpayers." The Union Leader argued that was hypocritical for Edwards to appear at B&N, when Wal-Mart pays it's employees more than the bookstore does.