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On a campaign swing through Bentonville, Arkansas, Vice President Dick Cheney said that Wal-Mart’s success proves the ongoing strength of the US economy. "The economy is moving in the right direction and don't let anyone tell you otherwise," he said.

Cheney also reportedly told Wal-Mart employees that their economic well-being could be traced to the Bush administration’s tax cuts. "You're seeing the results of tax relief here in Bentonville," Cheney said.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said that Wal-Mart employees should support Bush-Cheney because the presumed Democratic nominee, Sen. John Kerry, has criticized Wal-Mart for underpricing smaller retailers and suppliers.

"It's unprecedented for a candidate to attack — by name — a company that brings hundreds of thousands of jobs to Americans, high-quality products to working-class consumers and an unmatched charitable spirit," Huckabee said. "It's an elitist, snobbish attitude."
KC's View:
So now it is un-American and elitist to ask questions about Wal-Mart?

We’ve gotten to that point?