Anti-labor unions and arrogant self-serving progressives...the new enemy of the the working man...
You just can’t make this stuff up.
Wal-Mart has riled up over half of the City Council members in New York City. It seems those yahoos are donating too much money to local charities.
According to the New York Post, 26 of the 51 members of the Council sent a letter demanding an end to Walmart’s donations.
“We know how desperate you are to find a foothold in New York City to buy influence and support here,” they wrote.
That’s entirely possible, so that’s not a completely ludicrous statement. But some of their other comments will leave you scratching your head.
“Stop spending your dangerous dollars in our city,” they wrote. “That’s right: this is a cease-and-desist letter.”
Yeah! Stop that evil corporation from donating those “dangerous dollars” like:
- $1 million to a job training foundation last year
- $30,000 last year to a charity that distributes groceries to low-income residents
- $16 million to local charter schools over the past decade
Those low-skilled workers, hungry residents and students don’t need any money from those capitalist pigs, right?
The madness didn’t stop there.
As noted in the report, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the donations were “toxic money” and that the world’s largest public corporation is waging a “cynical public-relations campaign that disguises Walmart’s backwards anti-job agenda.” She seems to think keeping by far the largest employer in the United States out of the city is a pro-job move. That type of progressive thinking must why the Big Apple’s unemployment rate is 1.6 percent higher than the national average.
Of course, local unions aren’t happy about Walmart having any type of presence in the city. According to the story, union-backed opposition has thwarted the company for over a decade. One might call that a “backwards anti-job agenda.”
Meanwhile, the report mentions that activists were set to hold a demonstration against the company on Wednesday outside City Hall. They were supposed to tear up giant mock checks from Walmart to prove their point, which seems to be that low-skilled workers, the poor and students are better off without millions of dollars so they can keep a major employer from opening shop in the city.
Any ideas why so many people are leaving New York?