Gloversville's economy will improve when manufacturing returns. Manufacturing will return when property rights return and when employers are allowed to pay a wage and only a wage. Property Rights for those who employ mean immunity from the collectivist shake downs that have destroyed Gloversville to date. WalMart sells goods manufactured in foreign lands by those who were run out of America by the tidal wave of collectivist cannibalism called redistribution. But you all know this. You have all seen how the taxers drool over the new loot that Fage will bring.
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Well Porterhouse, for everyone that get hired that is one less on welfare. You have to take one step at a time in the right direction.
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I do know they have hired several people. This action will in turn help.
The new Walmart(S) opens the second week in August
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TiredOfTax, you still want me to do your homework? There are no Wal-Marts in NYC. Why do you keep trying to believe there are?
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The new Walmart is going to have its grand opening in August, but I heard that the soft opening is in a couple weeks... for training and such to work the bugs out. So RS did you call any of those Walmart numbers? Do you suppose that someone has the same name as Walmart? If not then retail or not it is a Walmart location. Get me that Ocean please!
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When does the new Walmart open?? I fergot.
TiredOfTax, you don't have the time so make someone else do YOUR homework?
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ONLINE PHONE DIRECTORY! Call the numbers, see if anyone answers. I do not have the time to go visit them to see if they are actually there for you.
Sorry, but I couldn't help myself:
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Exactly Rs, I've seen similar union antics while engaged in ISO, MIL-SPEC and FDA Certifications. Unions do not like or appreciate any rules or standards but their own. People need to understand that it's not the everyday citizen that is against free enterprise, it's unions. That protest you mentioned in Queens (Staten Island, Teaneck and 997 others across the country) was a black friday protest organized by Unions. In the New York City area the main union responsible was the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, they brought out the pitchforks, not the people who want to shop or work there.
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MrBoB51, I wish I could show you a picture of what they do in NYC whenever a business either refuses to go union or when they refuse to agree to the terms of a contract. The union sends a giant inflatable rat about 20 feet tall and sets it RIGHT in front of the business on the sidewalk so passersby can see and be persuaded to go elsewhere. I was always tempted to throw some tacks inder those rats, especially after seeing my favorite restaurant close shortly after one of those rats set up shop.
What's worse is the all-union police never ticket the demonstrator despite it being illegal to block pedestrian traffic on a sidewalk.
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ishouldknow, I've said this a million tmies before: whatever money a municipality claims it will 'save' taxpayers will just be blown on something else like added staffers and services. And R's and D's are equally guilty of the same deceipt.
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I believe the main reason progressives are so anti Walmart is because Walmart is anti union. After all, progressives and their corrupt unions are not able to cash in on a Corp. who's payroll amounts to about as many people as are on active duty in the Military. That's a LOT of union dues being denied to the progressive party. Think about what happened to Hostess, a relatively small company compared to Walmart. They had to deal with 372 separate collective bargaining contracts, 80 separate health and benefit plans and 40 different pension plans. We all know how that ended. Always keep in mind that when progressives are involved, it is invariably about the acquisition of other peoples money for their benefit and nothing else.
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PleaseGetAClue, also Grand Central Terminal is a friggn' train station that's also designated as a National Historic Landmark! I would love to see this Wal-Mart plop its greedy arse down in a building of such beauty and history. they recently put an Apple store there, but that's because it's IN the existing building and uses existing space that's already rented out to retailers.
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Scarecrow57, I remember reading an article in the paper about a year ago that highlighted Wal-Mart's plan to build a store in Queens where there are already a few big boxes like Target, Penney's, Costco, etc., and the people showed up with pitchforks scaring off any developer and any politico who even entertained the idea of building a non-union store there.
In the case of Wal-Mart, it's not necessarily the cost of doing business, rather the fact that they're non-union in a very union-heavy city that caused the roadblocks.
The 1 million dollars in sales tax money that they will taking from the towns should help the tax base, if they do not blow the money on stupid things.
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TOT: "Wal Mart 26 Grand Central Terminal New York, NY (3.1 mi)" I was there yesterday, There is NO walmart there. where are you getting these "facts"???
Sorry ToT, I have to agree with RS here. I went to Walmart Store locator. Typed in "New York, NY", the only stores listed were in NJ. The cost of doing Business in NYC is so high that Walmart decided to forgo life in the rotten apple
Scarecrow: "Hmmm, Apparently Albany and NYC are not "large booming metropolises"......TOT: "6 Walmart Locations in New York, NY"
Now, I may be wrong but It seems like all the "NYC stores you speak of are in NJ (like our football teams) can you please give me the addresses of the "6 NYC stores"?
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Discobulous - Eventually when the earth shifts on its axis due to too many overweight politicians, the ocean will be about where Albany is now. So just be patient.
Actually, the Magnetic poles are moving and it is projected that in the next 1,000 years or so the north pole will be located in the Mid Atlantic. This will change a lot of things.
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Why do you suppose they hire minimum wage people?
Actually, Walmart in Gloversville DOES NOT pay Minimum wage, the starting pay for most employees is above minimum. Only exception might be the cashiers.
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ToT: 30 Rockefeller Plaza ('30 Rock') is the home of NBC. Clearly you live under a rock. There's no Wal-Mart there, silly girl. I know of at least one or two law firms based there who perhaps represent them, but there's no friggin' Wal-Mart smack dab in the middle if Manhattan.
Funny, ToT, because I happened to go to grad school and lived not too far from that first address you said (7 East 14th Street).
Take a look for yourself:
ToT there are absolutely NO WAL-MARTS in any borough of New York City. I don't know where you got those addresses from.
The reason there are no Wal-Marts in NYC is because NYC is extremely union-friendly and every attempt to bring in a store is met by local businesses who fight tooth and nail to keep them out.
NYC has made it very clear they have NO interest in Wal-Mart.
I'm right, you're wrong. Simple as that.
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