I can see why Ms. Anderson is mad about Wal-Mart moving into Lakewood after reading her letter. If I believed all what she said, I would be mad too. But every “problem” she said was untrue. Where did she get her information? Why is she so uninformed and so many people happy that Wal-Mart has moved into our great city? She did not say anything positive about Wal-Mart, which naturally brings out the warning flags in many of us.
Please Ms Anderson, don’t believe everything you read in the papers, and don’t believe everything you are told. You are entitled to your opinion but please look at some facts.
Traffic? So you didn’t go to the Tacoma Mall this Christmas? How about Meridian in Puyallup on a workday about 5:30? Should I go on? Thats an everyday issue.
Crime? What are we talking about here? In the store? Like Las Vegas and bring it in? There is crime everywhere you have people. It’s an everyday issue.
Higher unemployment rates? Not true! Explaining that one is just using common sense. Sorry.
Noise pollution? Oh boy, are we grabbing for anything….
About the sign? Nice touch.
The way I see it, Ms Anderson, you don’t like the store, please stay away, drive the other direction if you can, because that makes more room for people who like good values and wants to save some hard earned money.
I’m going to make a small suggestion to other people who don’t care for Wal-Mart. Sure, you can find some things wrong, but please add some good things too for a well balanced life you can live with and be happy with yourself.
It’s nice to see that Ginger Anderson has the time, energy, and ability to criticize Wal-Mart for their business practices. Since we live in such a free country it’s nice to know that Wal-Mart could choose to locate anywhere, just as Ms. Anderson has the opportunity to choose where to shop. It seems odd to me that Ms. Anderson considers herself an authority to judge Wal-Mart on any level. Using Ms. Anderson’s standard for taxation, I am sure she would be more than willing to pay more taxes, because I am sure she has the “ability” to pay more.
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