young people would get criminal records when they couldn't resist the temptation to steal.
Nice to know this is what they really think of themselves and each other. This is what the dems really feel about the people who live in poor, urban, minority communties. This is a quote from one of the commissioners on the city board
Apparently, even the residents feel the same way:
"There'll probably be a lot of shoplifting going on. They'll need a lot of security,"
Walmart is planning on opening four stores in the District. These four stores will create 1200 jobs, the stores will be in lower income areas, they will be on bus routes that will allow the people in the area not to have to travel to Maryland or Virginia to go shopping.
What I find most frustrating about this article is that they are saying horrible things about the residents of the area, they then slam Walmart:
"I'll believe it when I see it," Mya Harris, 24, said skeptically. "Sure, you can put the store here, but what are they going to put inside it?"
It seems to me that you just can't make these people happy. They scream that there are not jobs for the poor of the community and no affordable available shopping. You give them the options to get those and they still complain about it. I am no fan of Walmart so this isn't sticking up for them. But this could be good for the community. None of the areas of that the stores will be placed in have a great deal of small mom and pop businesses that are normally driven out of business by the larger Walmarts that they can't compete with.