Wallmart invading VT, & Bernie Sanders? He's paving their way.
by Jerome Armstrong, Fri Jun 04, 2004 at 10:23:03 PM EDT
U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders has secured $1.2 million in federal transportation funds to smooth traffic flow at the proposed site for a Wal-Mart store in St. Albans.
Hmm ... Is that the same guy?
Is that the Bernie Sanders who scorns "corporate welfare"? If so, why is he offering federal tax money to help the nation's largest corporation set up shop in St. Albans?
Is that the Bernie Sanders who wants to restrict China's ability to export goods to the United States? If so, why he is favoring Wal-Mart, which is the largest U.S. importer of Chinese-made products?
Is that the Bernie Sanders who told a congressional hearing last July that "Wal-Mart has replaced General Motors as the major employer in America, paying people starvation wages rather than living wages"? If so, why is he trying to bring those kind of jobs to Vermont?
St. Albans is like anywhere-america in the burbs, it's void of character or connection to the land. The money is sucked in, and tucked away in some corporation far away. Anyway, they've another 4 megastores planned for the state. Thanks Bernie.