Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Throwing money around "like sewer covers"?

A lot of people don't like Walmart. One of the main reasons is that it's become too big for its oversized britches. Many cities, particularly in the Eastern U.S., are resisting Walmart's attempts to expand buy building in the cities.

Boston mayor Thomas Menino is one of those who don't like Walmart very much. In fact, he dislikes them so much that when Walmart offered to donate to a summer-jobs program in the city, Menino refused their offer. He accused Walmart of trying to buy their way into the city. Said he: "Walmart should settle some of the  social issues they have to deal with first before they come to our city and throw money around like sewer covers."

Really, Mr. Mayor? Is that what people do in Boston? Throw sewer covers - er, manhole covers - around?

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