Oh, my! Check out what I found in The Register this morning! Now the environmental impact report is out on the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter at Brookhurst and Chapman in Garden Grove, the Garden Grove Planning Commission will hold its first public hearing on the Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Now if you know any of what I had to learn when I wrote this from Calitics and you live in Garden Grove, you may want to go to this meeting tonight. We may wonder how Wal-Mart and their attitude towards their workers affects us, but we shouldn’t. When Wal-Mart doesn’t provide their workers with health insurance, we must. When Wal-Mart doesn’t pay them enough to feed their families, we must. When Wal-Mart won’t pay to be in town, we must.
Wal-Mart literally profits off of forcing its workers to seek public assistance in Welfare and Medi-Cal benefits as they’re too stingy to take care of their own workers. And even though they’re already shortchanging us the taxpayers this way, they also feed at the trough of snatching whatever subsidies they get before coming into town. I guess that’s the high cost of “low prices”. Hiding behind those “low prices” at Wal-Mart are all our tax dollars lining the pockets of Wal-Mart executives. It’s not only inhumane to the people working at Wal-Mart, but it’s unfair to the good tax-paying citizens of Garden Grove.
So why the heck would Garden Grove want a Wal-Mart Supercenter? Why the heck would the Planning Commission approve such a plan for misery? Maybe once the folks on the Planning Commission know what all of us know about Wal-Mart, they won’t want a Supercenter disgracing their fine city.