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Opportunity presents itself

July 28, 2013

As the opening of the new Walmart Supercenter in Gloversville approaches, there’s reason for optimism in the cit....

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yukonjack

Aug-09-13 5:42 PM

***********truth-out****/news/item/17968-after-a-pause-walmart-strikes-back...Wal Mart facts "conservatives" ignore but Americans need to know!!!

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Pards13

Aug-01-13 10:27 AM

I'm waiting for an answer.

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MrBoB51

Jul-31-13 11:31 AM

I also enjoy poking liberal's 'third eye'. It's equivalent to a throat-punch to their 'enlightenment' and P'ing on their 'nirvana'. All they can do is take a deep breath, wipe themselves off and 'disagree'. Right dave? Priceless.

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MrBoB51

Jul-31-13 11:21 AM

Pards, liberals do not have answers, they just disagree. Enjoy it, I do.

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Pards13

Jul-31-13 8:42 AM

Pard- when Walmart comes to town, they put other businesses out of business. Businesses that pay fairly well, have full time employees with benefits.--- which business went out specifically because of Walmart.

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Pards13

Jul-31-13 8:39 AM

When you work 12 to 14 hours per day routinely four hours of tv is a luxury I cannot afford. I will grant that in many cases when walmart comes to town marginal business do disappear. As I stipulated which business in Fulton County did Walmart put out of business? Broad brush on average statements will not suffice. If Walmart was not here where would those folks work? Maybe in other places it might cost but here I believe it is a net positive.

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quentin

Jul-31-13 5:47 AM

Pards--Four hours of TELEVISION? For a huge issue & world dominating company, we might call that a small investment in education. Information comes at a cost but holds great value while opinions can be cheap but worthless.

My "informed" opinion: Wal-Mart guides manuf. jobs abroad to meet the consumer's low-price wishes, weakens product quality in ALL stores through competitive race to bottom, shrinks other businesses' margins which weakens the vulnerable small business in a similar market and stretches other small businesses to their creative limits, establishes low-wage retail jobs that STILL require Medicaid and foodstamp assistance, gets sweetheart tax deals (ie, corp welfare), BUT all power comes from the American consumer who drives up the WM road. On balance: WM is a short-term gain, long-term loss.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-30-13 10:12 PM

Everybody knows that when Walmart comes in, local small businesses get wiped out. But as is often the case, everybody is wrong.

Recent research shows that while some small businesses do suffer when the Bentonville behemoth builds nearby, others prosper. And when you dig into it, you find that it may not be Walmart that is hurting small retailers and small communities. It may be that they're hurting themselves, by blindly accepting the what-everybody-knows myth of the Walmart effect.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-30-13 10:07 PM

Homeowners, local chambers of commerce, and town planners alike all have some assumptions about Walmart. It’s often assumed that when a new Walmart opens in town, it’ll kill small businesses and may even hurt the local real estate market. But researchers say the effects of Walmart on a surrounding town are sometimes surprising: The numbers indicate that the presence of the big-box retailer may actually be good for home values and some small businesses—though not so good for waistlines.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-30-13 10:02 PM

According to a paper that will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Economic Inquiry, Wal-Mart has had no real impact on the number or health of small businesses around the country. Russell Sobel, professor of economics at West Virginia University, co-author of the paper says no matter how you slice it-number of small companies, employees working for small businesses or financial health of small operators-Wal-Mart doesn’t have a positive or negative impact on those overall stats.

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DaveGibson

Jul-30-13 8:11 PM

Pard- when Walmart comes to town, they put other businesses out of business. Businesses that pay fairly well, have full time employees with benefits. Walmart pays squat and hire part time employees with no benefits. That's where the $900k comes from.

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DaveGibson

Jul-30-13 8:11 PM

Pard- when Walmart comes to town, they put other businesses out of business. Businesses that pay fairly well, have full time employees with benefits. Walmart pays squat and hire part time employees with no benefits. That's where the $900k comes from.

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gville70

Jul-30-13 5:09 PM

Chill out Bob you'll live longer..

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Pards13

Jul-30-13 8:52 AM

As I said limit it to Fulton county. I'm not terribly interested in the outside of the county at this point. The statement was that having Walmart here will cost the county about $900,000 and my question is if they were not here what would it cost the county. My feeling is that it would be more than that amount. Besides I really don't have four hours to invest in a show that may or may not answer my question.

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quentin

Jul-29-13 8:59 PM

On Wal-Mart's pro-con argument, watch 4 hours on: ***********pbs****/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/walmart/ Claim bias if you wish, but watch Wal-Mart guide a hairbrush maker to China for manufacturing, then debate WM's effect on American jobs.

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MrBoB51

Jul-29-13 12:27 PM

One last thing dave, I don't know what a 'make believe Conservative' is. Is it a liberal? Anyhow, I wouldn't know because I am a Constitutional Individualist. Something you will never understand or aspire to be. Now, here's an irritating fact for you to chew on...(fake conservative???)I am actually a registered DEMOCRAT for the sole purpose of voting for the guaranteed loser in Dem. primaries because I can and there is nothing you can do about it. I do not consider it a 'wasted' vote. The rest of the time I vote my conscious. ***poke***

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MrBoB51

Jul-29-13 12:13 PM

Know a liberal by what they accuse you of.."Such anger, such a narrow minded view of the world". Oh yeah, and completely unable to answer a simple question, instead, like dave desperately tries to do here, they throw deflection and try to blame somebody else!!!! They tell us who they are every time they open their mouths. Thanks dave, and the answer to your silly questions is 'yes'.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-29-13 11:54 AM

Not so fast Dave, the liberal liars have already exceeded the debt ceiling!A closer look at the numbers actually shows the U.S. Treasury has already blown past the federal legal borrowing limit! And the mainstream media, as usual, is out to lunch. The table below shows how “Total Public Debt Outstanding” is already $38.82 billion above the statuary debt ceiling and now at $16,738,106,000,000.00.

The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries (^TNX) has surged 51% over the past three months and 84.07% over the past year alone. That move has taken the 10-year yield from 1.40% to 2.61%. And bond investors – especially owners of long-term debt - are beginning to see something they haven’t seen in a while; hefty losses. Joining these bond losers is the all-wise, all-knowing Federal Reserve, who, courtesy of its massive Treasury holdings (NYSEARCA:TLT), suffers paper losses of approximately $3 billion for every 0.01% rise in interest rates. Maybe the omnipotent Fed isn’t so omnipotent after all.

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Scarecrow57

Jul-29-13 11:41 AM

Did liberals get us into a $1 trillion war in Iraq? Yes, they voted for it.

Did liberals cut income taxes and plunge the country into immense debt? Yes they voted for it and extended it.

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Pards13

Jul-29-13 9:40 AM

Just curious, if the Walmart was not here what does the study say. How much will those employees not working cost the area? Where else would they work? What other businesses would be here? What businesses have been lost because of Walmart here? I know it will be difficult but limit the answers to Fulton County NY.

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DaveGibson

Jul-28-13 10:05 PM

Wow, MrBob. Such anger, and such a narrow minded view of the world. You think "liberals" are the problem? Did liberals get us into a $1 trillion war in Iraq? Did liberals cut income taxes and plunge the country into immense debt? Did liberals want the Walmart Super Center, which will add to our local social services tax bill? Nope. That would be you make believe conservatives. You don't know the meaning of the word, I'm afraid.

Obama had a budget surplus last month. I guess that makes him the real conservative.

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TiredOfTax

Jul-28-13 9:31 PM

I have recently talked to a few of the business owners locally and you know what, they all say the exact same thing... business has steadily declined and this year is already as stagnant as they have seen in recent memory. You can blame Wal*Mart for it if you want but truth is the government policies have a great deal more to do with our demise than any corporation in the world. The middle east is more ugly today than it was at the start of the Obama administration, Iraq is now in a full on civil war. Afghanistan is only slightly stabilized but as soon as we leave... chaos will overwhelm them again. As a matter of fact the entire world is much less stable. 5 years ago every liberal/progressive had every answer and they placed blame squarely on then president Bush. I wonder now after all this time who they blame now? LOL for a lack of Obama taking the blame for anything... its still Bush!

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MrBoB51

Jul-28-13 7:28 PM

Another opportunity presents itself. Which congressional study dave? Inventing one and saying it exists does not make it so just because you say it is. For every bogus statement you make, I can find a factual one to counter your BS. If you don't care what I think about your OPINIONS and false liberal assertions then stop spending so much time complaining about MY 'closed mind' and use your own self-proclaimed 'intelligence' and explain why liberals do not like consumer choices or low prices for the very people they claim to be protecting. Liberals love to climb up the backs of the poor, the disadvantaged, minorities and all the others they profess they are protecting and helping only to be able to shout louder about how they are looking out for the 'little guy' while doing no such thing. You make me sick, you and all progressive/liberal hypocrites.

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gville70

Jul-28-13 7:01 PM

It would be sweet if walmart forces the other supermarkets to lower their prices.. Having 4 options is better than 3

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ishouldknow

Jul-28-13 5:43 PM

The expected $800,000 in sales tax gain the city is expecting is a loss for every town in the county! Watch your town taxes jump this year.

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