Time to stop store from running amok

I just read about Wal-Mart’s plans to locate in Smokey Point. Suddenly, a song came into mind – “It’s Now or Never.” That is where we are today with Wal-Mart’s run amok growth and economic impact that has ruined many towns and businesses. It is time to say “no more,” now and forever!

Does anyone really think that Wal-Mart and crew care a stitch about the community and the people who make up these communities who are brought to their knees by Wal-Mart’s roll over ‘em approach to retail? Come on, folks, let’s wake up here. There is a Wal-Mart just a few miles down the road for all those “bargain shoppers” to support, so why stick one in Smokey Point, despite what the darn thing looks like?

Then there is Mayor Margaret Larson embracing this new “economic development.” Give me a break. When Wal-Mart drives out hard-working small businesses in a matter of a couple years, will that fit into her “economic development” plan? I don’t think so. At what price? Thousands of tax dollars? That will all be lost when good folks are driven out due to Wally World!

Scott Solla


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