Skip to comments.Walmart --- Can They Be Stopped? (vanity)
Posted on 10/10/2012 8:09:47 AM PDT by Beowulf
Does any one have any experience or insight into fighting Walmart expansion that they would be willing to share?
The “Free Market” spiel is almost always brought up when someone wants to challenge a new Walmart.
I have helped dissuade several Walmarts from locating somewhere by citing a “Free and equal” market does not give away the huge pot of incentives Walmart always demands when the competing local merchants get nothing. When Walmart does not get unfair concessions, they locate somewhere else.
Think about it - why should the local merchants already in existence, basically give money(tax abatements, etc.) to build competition to put themselves out of business?
That’s not a “Free and equal” market.
This is my weakness. The state I live in has bought much land to set aside for parks and conservation of wildlife. While I truly enjoy this, I know it is wrong at some level to use government in this manner.
If someone bought a piece of land and put something obnoxious there, my recourse would be to convince a jury that I have been harmed in some manner or buy the land myself or with a group.
The answer is not to use the force of government to harass a property owner with undue regulation on how they use their property when they are causing no one any harm.
Hey, I was just curious as to whether WalMart already owned the property in question. Kindly direct your disparaging comments to the originator of the thread, hal.
They found an Indian graveyard at the proposed Wal-mart site here. That pretty much killed it. They had to move a mile down the road.
Me? All I said was “God Almighty” in disgust.
As for “One can go in any direction from this spot and within two miles shop at an existing Walmart if one wanted to do so”, this is physically impossible. Just how many WM’s would that be?
Now THERE'S a reliable source.
I’m all for Wal-Mart.
Why are you here with an anti-business agenda that the unions support? This is something liberals would say and try to do.
I hope they win and build there. Just to tick off you NIMBY whiners who probably love HOA’s and the little Hitlers that run them, too.
If mom and pop stores can’t compete, they deserve to go out of business.
Funny, I thought this site supported capitalism and free markets.
But I guess you buy into all this NIMBY crap the liberals do.
I am a professional engineer. No union for me.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.Still in the ranks of the former, and not the latter, I see.
Answer this and we can continue: Would it make sense to totally off shore to China and else where all of our means of production? If not why? Surely the most efficient way to manufacture is to let third worlders do it. Nobody, I mean nobody, in the USA can compete with 2 bucks a day.
And to answer your question: no, it does not make sense to oppose the construction of a retail location in order to prevent off-shoring.
Income taxes are not unconstitutional.
16th Amendment. One of the last times an unconstitutional practice was made to be constitutional by amending the Constitution, the way it was supposed to be done.
This was before statists figured out they could just ignored the Constitution.
My intention was commenting on the whole thread. Apologies.
Has Dale Mabry Highway congestion really diminished such that traffic choke points can now be re-established?
Additionally, I wonder if this is a 24 hour Walmart and if so, whether residents in close proximity would welcome such an attraction to some of those who prowl the middle of the night in their neighborhood.
As for me, I would Hope not to see such a Change ever in my neighborhood.
So the thieves in Jacksonville know where to get desirable merchandise.
You can’t fault Walmart for the flash mob.
It never ceases to amaze me when FReepers oppose federalism, small government, subsidiarity, devolution of power, and local control - and then call themselves “conservatives”. (We used to say when I was a kid, “I’ll take this all the way to the Supreme Court if I have to!”)
You wanna try to keep Wal-Mart out? Go for it. Persuade your neighbors. It’s your community, after all, so it’s your decision.
As you’ve seen, opposing a business (no matter what the circumstances) really gets these faux conservatives worked up.
The only crime worse that that is supporting a home-owners’ association! :-)
Contact the local SEIU or UFCW office, they will put you in touch with people who will be glad to use you to help stop Wal-Mart.
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