Is it black or white. It is neither. It is gray. I don't "blame" Walmart for everything bad. I see it as a canary in the mine kind of thing. It is a slippery slope to lowering wages even further in this area; bringing in more big boxes and killing off more local small businesses which spend more dollars locally; corporations pushing the consequences of those low wages off onto the taxpayers in terms of government subsidies for the working poor--all of which our region should not tolerate. So in my opinion it is a warning of no tolerance for politicians cloaking their conservative GOP ideas into democratic colors-- the people who don't appreciate Walmart need to elect officials who won't tolerate the invasion only on corporate terms. The Carrington Company may just be doing business by bringing Walmart in and keeping their multi-million dollar income flowing but I will never again look at their company without remembering this transgression against the community. My personal opinion of course.
The more problematic thing with the Standard is that at the same time it makes cuts it refuses to keep up with the times and has a crappy online edition designed for the eyeballs of my Grandmother. And I am not young.
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Oct 20, 2016
vol XXVII issue 42
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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