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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