Look at these numbers, LOOK! And still the limos liberals of New York refuse to allow Wal-Mart to open here. What kind of a country are we living in? What is it going to take to get fed up aget off our asses and scream I AM NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"
New Yorkers support allowing the retail giant to open here and two- thirds would shop at one of the stores if it were near them, according to a poll released yesterday.
The findings didn't sway Wal-Mart's opponents, including James Oddo (R-S.I.), the Republican leader of the City Council. Of course not, why would it sway Oddo? He is only supposed to represent the people. Remember them Mr Oddo?
The vast approval ratings for Wal-Mart came just days after the CITY COUNCIL APPROVED ZONING CHANGES FOR A GINORMOUS RETAIL COMPLEX AT THE BRONX TERMINAL MARKET WHERE ALL BUT ONE BUSINESS WOULD BE WELCOME - WAL-MART!
I say we eliminate the City Council, they don't do anything but piss our tax dollars away and serve their own socialist agenda while acting as tools for special interest groups that fund their campaigns.
The joke is even UNION HOUSEHOLDS BY A WIDE PERCENTAGE MARGIN , 47 -- 37 , SAID WAL-MART HAS A RIGHT TO DO BUSINESS IN NEW YORK! What is happening to this country? And 65% of those union households said they would shop at Wal-Mart if they opened in New York. Of course they would, it's lower prices for people without a lot of money!
Lower income folks know that Wal-Mart provides enormous savings for their customers, jobs for the un employed, and increased tax revenues to the city (not to mention all the charity$ they spread through the local communities).
25,000 people applied for the 325 available job openings at the new Wal-Mart in the Chicago area.
Graph cand data ourtesy New York Post.
UPDATE: 2/6 NYSUN
The majority of New Yorkers don't want their policy-makers to tell them where to shop. They want to decide on their own," he said. "The grocers' union has basically gone in and vilified us with policy-makers in this city. We hope one day soon to be able to sit with City Council members and make our case."
Good Luck, ever try reason with an irrational person?
But the money quote, the beautiful disgusting irony;
only 39% of Manhattan residents said they supported a Wal-Mart in the city, but 64% of Bronx residents said they would welcome the retailer. In Staten Island, 58% supported Wal-Mart opening, and in Brooklyn and Queens, 52% supported it.
A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Steven Malanga, said the results were unsurprising based on the socioeconomic differences between the boroughs.
"In Manhattan, those are more well-off people who probably wouldn't be caught dead in a Wal-Mart anyway," Mr. Malanga said. "There is also a clear indication the people and politicians of the Bronx want a big box store and it is being denied to them by a highly politicized City Council."
That's rich isn't it? The limo sine liberals in New York that consider everything south of 57th street "downtown" are against it (like they might ever set foot in the Bronx) and the lower income people in the Bronx are very much for it.
OH THOSE ENLIGHTENED LIBERALS! Like I've said a million times, the left loves ideas, Hates people.
This is a disgrace. I say to New York-- get rid of this Boss Tweed Democratic criminal regime of corruption that we have been living under for decades and let's give the Republicans a chance (except ODDO).