Walmart plans store for Albany and up...

Walmart plans store for Albany and up to 350 jobs

There are 19 comments on the The Oregonian story from Dec 11, 2009, titled Walmart plans store for Albany and up to 350 jobs. In it, The Oregonian reports that:

ALBANY, Ore. - Walmart says it plans to build store in Albany, putting an end to years of speculation over whether the retail giant would expand to the city.

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Tanna

Portland, OR

#1 Dec 11, 2009
NO WALMART in Albany! Please. We have too many great stores downtown that this could effect!!!!
Bill Smith

North Charleston, SC

#2 Dec 11, 2009
Tanna wrote:
NO WALMART in Albany! Please. We have too many great stores downtown that this could effect!!!!
Competition is terrible, right?
Melissa Lea

Albany, OR

#3 Dec 12, 2009
Some of us need to shop at places like WalMart. Plus it ADDS jobs to the community!
cowboy

Eugene, OR

#4 Dec 19, 2009
I'm excited about the prospects of the jobs with the paper mill closing. However I doubt that it will provide a living wage for many of those employees.
As with lebanon we saw a struggle for small businesses to survive. Small business is the backbone of any community, the money spent in them is money that stays in the community....Where as the large box stores send the majority of their money to corporate, to feed the lifestyle of over paid executives.
walker

Palo Cedro, CA

#5 Dec 20, 2009
Bill Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Competition is terrible, right?
That's not competition, but corporate greed, at its best. Walmart is the face of unbridled capitilism, if you buy it at Walmart, you don't need it. Most likely will end up in the local landfill. What wont work, will either break or fall apart, so save you money and shop locally and demand goods produced in the good ole' USA
Rhonda Taylor

Largo, FL

#6 Dec 20, 2009
I don't like any store where there's long lines of people smelling each other's farts waiting for a cashier to check them out.
That went out with the dinosaurs. Shop on-line.
snarka larka

Palo Cedro, CA

#7 Dec 21, 2009
Rhonda Taylor wrote:
I don't like any store where there's long lines of people smelling each other's farts waiting for a cashier to check them out.
That went out with the dinosaurs. Shop on-line.
have you ever heard of clothespin and corks?
Zuri

Randle, WA

#11 Dec 29, 2009
Albany does not need a Wal-Mart. KMart, Fred Meyer, and Target are enough.
350 new jobs sounds nice, but $8.40/hr can not raise a family. Plus, nobody works at Wal-Mart for 30 years. Re-open that mill.
Deb

Tacoma, WA

#14 Dec 30, 2009
Competition helps keeps prices lower. Welcome WalMart, from your customer who is tired of traveling to Lebanon to get to a WalMart. There are lots of young people just starting out and older folks looking to supplement their incomes who will welcome these jobs with open arms.
A Pleading Co-Citizen

Roseburg, OR

#15 Jan 4, 2010
If you are like Walmart, and don't understand why other people do not: Please educate yourself to understand. Walmart is a monopoly that weakens the local and national economy. Shopping there is like digging for gold, finding fake inexpensive flakes for your pocket- all the while burying yourself and everyone around you in a big hole.

Here's a link to PBS Frontline's Documentary "Is Walmart Good For America?"

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...
Linda

United States

#17 Jan 13, 2010
I agree with the metaphor of shopping there is like finding fake gold and burying all the rest of us in a big hole. And I want to add why, why, do we need one? Walmarts are everywhere now it seems.
walker

Shingletown, CA

#18 Jan 13, 2010
Deb wrote:
Competition helps keeps prices lower. Welcome WalMart, from your customer who is tired of traveling to Lebanon to get to a WalMart. There are lots of young people just starting out and older folks looking to supplement their incomes who will welcome these jobs with open arms.
No, competition does not keep prices low. Competition on this scale drives every other business out, then WallyWorld raises their prices to whatever they want. WallyWorld sells nothing but imported garbage.

Here's the challenge, go to your closest WallyWorld and try to find six things made in the U.S.A., bet you can't, and things that are assembled in the U.S.A. don't count. Usually the "assembly" is nothing more than packaging. Stuff made in U.S. prisons doesn't count either, nowadays about the only thing made in the U.S.A, is prison slave labor.http://www.darkgovernmen t.com/news/slavery-in-u-s-pris on-system/ Shop Local, Buy Local, Eat Local
eric

Denmark, WI

#19 Jan 13, 2010
walker wrote:
<quoted text>That's not competition, but corporate greed, at its best. Walmart is the face of unbridled capitilism, if you buy it at Walmart, you don't need it. Most likely will end up in the local landfill. What wont work, will either break or fall apart, so save you money and shop locally and demand goods produced in the good ole' USA
it will break and end up in a land fill,,you mean like Heinz ketchup, Guldens Mustard,oreo cookies,Deans dairy products ect.all sold at WalMart and all American products at better prices and they add jobs,lower taxbases and help the economy.
eric

Denmark, WI

#20 Jan 13, 2010
Rhonda Taylor wrote:
I don't like any store where there's long lines of people smelling each other's farts waiting for a cashier to check them out.
That went out with the dinosaurs. Shop on-line.
No wonder why a huge majority of Americans don't get out and are over weight,get off your ass and shop,get some fresh air and enjoy this once great country that the left are doing whatever they can to ruin it.
donkeyman

Yuma, AZ

#21 Jan 13, 2010
so walmart drove all the other business s out of lebanon? get real.
walker

Shingletown, CA

#22 Jan 13, 2010
eric wrote:
<quoted text>No wonder why a huge majority of Americans don't get out and are over weight,get off your ass and shop,get some fresh air and enjoy this once great country that the left are doing whatever they can to ruin it.
No, the reason people are overweight is because they eat the garbage at WallyWorld, like oreo's (made with 78 artificial ingredients and imported refined sugar)Heinz ketchup (made with imported mexican tomatoes and imported cane sugar plus about 46 chemicals)cancer anyone? How does this lower the tax base? Most large Corporations, like Heinz and Nabisco, pay less than $10.00 in corporate taxes a year.http://ballotpedia.org/wi ki/index.php /Oregon_Tax_Hike_Vote,_Ballot_ Measures_66_and_67_%282010%29 Here's one "liberal" state that is doing something about it....Isn't that what George W. Bush said after 9/11 "Get of your Ass and go shopping"? Seven days later we had Domestic Anthrax attacks. Worked well, that shopping thing, huh?....you are getting sleepy, very sleepy....
ZeroCool

Saint Albans, WV

#23 Apr 5, 2010
Where else can you find the greatest Chinese products in the world , Walmart makes up 20% of China's NGP (National Gross Product ) for those that dont know , they flood are cities with cheap garbage. I for one can't stand Walmart ,,i will stick with Mom & POP shops that have serviced our community for years.....
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#24 Apr 5, 2010
obama and biden were over heard talking about this news item........

obama: I know Al Gore invented walmart, but I'm the one that created this store and these jobs....

biden: I know boss, this is a big flucking deal!!!!
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#25 Apr 5, 2010
ZeroCool wrote:
Where else can you find the greatest Chinese products in the world , Walmart makes up 20% of China's NGP (National Gross Product ) for those that dont know , they flood are cities with cheap garbage. I for one can't stand Walmart ,,i will stick with Mom & POP shops that have serviced our community for years.....
Walmart is not in China because the Chinese will not buy their cheap crap.

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