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Here's how you finally fix Sears, says Jim Cramer

How Cramer would fix Sears

Sears posted a wider-than-expected loss for the second quarter on Thursday, with revenue falling short of estimates, much to the dismay of CNBC's Jim Cramer.

Though "retail is about growth," the department store chain has been stubbornly sluggish, Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street. "

"This is the exact opposite from what we're seeing from almost every other major retailer," Cramer said. "I am surprised that a Wal-Mart or Target just doesn't say, 'let's go put them out of business.' "

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To Cramer, Sears' loss and revenue decline is a serious concern that needs to be addressed.

"It is just bleeding. Sears Canada is now bleeding. I don't know what you do, " Cramer said. "If I were running it, I would come in, I would pay the leases. I would say 'Listen, we have all this credit, let's break all these leases. Let's pay them off. Let's get it down to a core group of stores. Let's figure out which Kmart is not doing well.'"

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Sears CEO Edward Lampert called the company's second quarter performance "unacceptable" and said steps were being taken to correct the situation.

"That has been a common issue to say 'unacceptable,'" Cramer said. "He just keeps saying 'challenges, challenges.'"

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Until Sears makes real changes, Cramer said it will be hard to have even a single bullish thought about the company.

"I don't have anything good to say. I want to say something good. I don't," he said. "It's also the one store that I do not shop at."

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—By CNBC's Drew Sandholm.

DISCLOSURE: When this story was published, Cramer's charitable trust did not own Sears, Target, or Wal-Mart.