To the editor:
The city is always talking about being broke, and yet they spend thousands of dollars fighting Wal-Mart on the new store they want to build. This store would put a lot of people to work (maybe not at a great salary, but at least they would have a job).
Look at all of the revenue that it would bring into our city. Sales tax having to be paid by out-of-towners as well as locals. Additional business in our town helps us grow. We are no longer a little town. We are growing by leaps and bounds with new residents. Why not with businesses?
Wal-Mart is like TV; you can always turn off TV if you don't like it. You can do business with someone else rather than Wal-Mart if you don't like them. Also, other than the specials at the end of every aisle (the hook), Wal-Mart does not always have the best price.
Remember the consumer always benefits from competition.