The Enemy is Complacency.<quoted text>
Because like most businesses these days, Walmart has a particular way they like to set up their stores. Not just any old big box will work with their "system".
Look at Walgreens, they do "the corner thing" for all of the new stores.
Everything is a "formula" these days "designed" to maximize branding and profits. They want you to recognize their stores by the look, feel and shape without the need of reading the signs.
But your point is still quite valid, why kill green space? Especially green space that would require significant landscaping to level it enough. Water drainage and all sorts of other issues come into play.
It reminds me a little of this idiotic "casinos must be in moats" nonsense.
We voters passed the "gambling boat" bill under the premise that gambling would be limited to excursion boats with loss limits. And the taxes made off the boats were suppose to go to schools. We know where that went!
Another boondoggle to help the rich get richer.
We use the Corp of Engineers to build levees so that good fertile farm land can become the stuff of developers "wet dreams"!
Now Walmart wants a tax break to "grace us" with one of their stores.
Hey, I want to open a frozen custard stand or a bar, can I get a tax break, TIF or some other corporate welfare deal too!
It seems these days if you have a lot of money like Walmart, you can get the rules bent and get tax breaks so you can accumulate even more money. But us poor working stiffs just keep getting lower wages and worse working hours and conditions.
When is the middle class going to wise up?
This is class warfare and we didn't start the war.
The enemy is not the immigrants, poor people on welfare, the liberals, the socialists, the college professors, the intellectuals or any of the other boogeymen being waved in our faces as the causes of our decline...the enemy are the people waving those boogeymen.
Middle class sit on their ass and don't fight back. That is wat "Occupy" is all about.
People are complacent and don't vote. You must Vote for and DEMAND representation for any of our elected officials.
When people are elected, they should represent us, not themselves. Vote them out, and replace them, but, you have to go to the polls to do that .
Complacency, has made us lazy and non productive.
We are our own worst enemies. Wake Up, Fight Back.