Yep, you got me... and you're right, that was what I was trying to convey.<quoted text>
"It's not always not smart" is a double negative; this sounds like you're saying it is smart. I'm assuming you mean to say that it's not always smart. City Council made the smart/right move negotiating with Walmart to open in a county like Orange, one that has a severe school funding gap.
I'm not sure they did, more often than not; it's not a wise idea. First off, the City of Orange has nothing to do with it, but the Orange County BOS. That aside, given the location and proximity of nearby shopping area it's limited in growth, pretty much Mine Run East and Lake of the Woods West. I doubt it'll steal much traffic from those with ease to RT 3. Walmart also has a history of getting tax breaks for setting up shop in places, so we'll see how much of the revenue stream affects the county budget. Maybe it'll have a great impact, or maybe it'll be another typical net loss that so may studies indicate. Perhaps it'll be one of the few that are actually a net positive for the community, but odds are against it.