Letters to the editor, April 10, 2014

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Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11:00 pm | Updated: 11:36 pm, Wed Apr 9, 2014.

City does need jobs, responsible businesses

Au contraire, Mary Haynie, Santa Fe does need Costco (“Grocery saturation,” April 8). Many people from Santa Fe drive to Albuquerque just to go to Costco. This is because Sam’s (Wal-Mart) is not providing anyone with a good corporate business model. Wal-Mart is the largest business in the world, owned by one family (the Waltons) and benefiting only one family: the Waltons. Many of Wal-Mart’s employees are on food stamps and most have no insurance benefits (thank heavens for “Obamacare”). Earning only $12,000 a year does not support a family, much less a single person. Costco, however, is a responsible employer providing a living wage, good benefits and insurance, and enjoying very little employee turnover. It’s essentially a moral/ethical issue.

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  • Steve Salazar posted at 10:42 am on Thu, Apr 10, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 871

    I won't tell, I don't facts to get in the way of her walmart hatred.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 9:04 am on Thu, Apr 10, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1670

    Someone should tell Susan Gallaher that a forty hour per week WalMart employee making $10.61 an hour earns over $22,000 a year, well above the $12,000 she mentions in her letter.


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