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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    None of those stores you mentioned had the tremendous power that WM does.
    Sure they did.
    You just don't like economic progression.
    Your support for a local cartel of locally owned businesses is nothing but an appeal to tradition.

    What makes local retailers any better than Walmart?
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    None of those stores you mentioned had the tremendous power that WM does.
    So because WalMart has a more successful model they are demons. Come on, Haymarket!

    I personally don't shop at WalMart. I just don't like their business model...most of the time their aisles are sloppy...their merchandise inferior...their customer service not up to my personal taste. But that doesn't mean that I disrespect what they provide others. What you fail to realize is that WalMart took the step of going into small-town markets that no one else would serve. I remember when they put a store in Manchester, KY. (I have family there.) The populace was deeeelighted. They provided jobs!! They provided competition to those evil greedy small-town store owners you've railed against. Finally! They didn't have to drive an hour-and-a-half to get a bargain. WalMart, to this small town, ROCKED.
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    So because WalMart has a more successful model they are demons. Come on, Haymarket!

    I personally don't shop at WalMart. I just don't like their business model...most of the time their aisles are sloppy...their merchandise inferior...their customer service not up to my personal taste. But that doesn't mean that I disrespect what they provide others. What you fail to realize is that WalMart took the step of going into small-town markets that no one else would serve. I remember when they put a store in Manchester, KY. (I have family there.) The populace was deeeelighted. They provided jobs!! They provided competition to those evil greedy small-town store owners you've railed against. Finally! They didn't have to drive an hour-and-a-half to get a bargain. WalMart, to this small town, ROCKED.
    In my old town, even though the Walmart deal was shady, because the local government was nothing but a bunch of good ole boy cronies.
    Having a Walmart built was a boon to me.

    I didn't have to drive a half hour or more to get basic electronics and things of that nature.
    All the local stores were way overpriced because they largely had a market monopoly, on the goods they sold.

    I don't give a crap if they were nice people or not.
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    So because WalMart has a more successful model they are demons. Come on, Haymarket!

    I personally don't shop at WalMart. I just don't like their business model...most of the time their aisles are sloppy...their merchandise inferior...their customer service not up to my personal taste. But that doesn't mean that I disrespect what they provide others. What you fail to realize is that WalMart took the step of going into small-town markets that no one else would serve. I remember when they put a store in Manchester, KY. (I have family there.) The populace was deeeelighted. They provided jobs!! They provided competition to those evil greedy small-town store owners you've railed against. Finally! They didn't have to drive an hour-and-a-half to get a bargain. WalMart, to this small town, ROCKED.
    I do not remember railing against any small town businesses. I am very supportive of small town local businesses. I love Norman Rockwell small towns and live in one myself.
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Sure they did.
    You just don't like economic progression.
    Your support for a local cartel of locally owned businesses is nothing but an appeal to tradition.
    Actually it is a recognition of evil and an effort to combat it.
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Actually it is a recognition of evil and an effort to combat it.
    Would you still think the same way if they were unionized?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I do not remember railing against any small town businesses. I am very supportive of small town local businesses. I love Norman Rockwell small towns and live in one myself.
    Well, I guess as long as those small town businesses don't get lucky and become corporations...
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Actually it is a recognition of evil and an effort to combat it.
    Free enterprise is evil?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Would you still think the same way if they were unionized?



    Well, I guess as long as those small town businesses don't get lucky and become corporations...
    But...but...but...that's different!
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Actually it is a recognition of evil and an effort to combat it.
    How is it evil?
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I do not remember railing against any small town businesses. I am very supportive of small town local businesses. I love Norman Rockwell small towns and live in one myself.
    In my former town, most of the "Normal Rockwell" businesses were owned by the mayor.
    Why is it ok, to allow him to retain a monopoly on commerce, but not ok for other businesses?
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