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originally posted by: Bluntone22
I was out east on business a few years ago and I asked the hotel clerk where the nearest Walmart was located.
She said that they dont let walmart's in.
I thought that was a bit odd.
Especially when you consider I drove to a target store... apparently Walmart is different than target.
Cant remember if it was Connecticut or dc...
Keeping the stores out might effect the graph.
originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: Middleoftheroad
Mostly cities where the local population can afford to spend the money needed to hire legal representation that can fight them in court
From my experience
Reasons for the absence vary, but local businesses often fight Walmart’s entry into their market and many consumers share that objection. City residents who live near the proposed location of one of Walmart’s massive supercenters object to the increase in traffic. Others object to the company’s low-wage scale, which rouses significant union opposition in cities like New York, San Francisco, Detroit and Boston. Local governments elected by local residents listen carefully to these objections.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I shop at Walmart all the time, I personally don't measure my worth with how much money I make or where I shop. I'm sure most people would put their finances before their politics, I would hope so at least.
So, a poor person takes the meager Wally world offerings to get by. The subsidies to supplement the poor offer of hours and or pay is there to balance out the need of food and basic goods... that's great.
But, to get the most from their subsidies they need to think hard and heavy about purchasing elsewhere, as the best cost of goods is with their own employer... go figure. So, now we have a system where not only is Walmart abusing their profits against American tax dollars, but they managed to find a way to further profit off of the distributed subsidies as a whole.
I presume the consumer cattle will herd their way through those cancerous check-out isles regardless of whats said here though...edit on 26-11-2018 by ttobban because: split link...