Let the people decide!

"Case for Walmart" (Editorial – April 13) made sense. Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilmember Mark Weprin and many Council colleagues continue standing in the way.

Walmart coming to the city would provide work for construction contractors, their employees and thousands of New Yorkers currently out of work. The city would benefit by hundreds of millions in new sales, payroll and real-estate tax revenues.

Walmart consumers get a better bang for their bucks, and many New Yorkers can’t afford to pay extra. They need the great prices, quality merchandise and affordable food and drug options that Walmart offers.

Consumers have voted with their feet all over America making Walmart the number one retail merchant success story it is today. Why not allow Walmart the opportunity to compete in this marketplace as well. For those opposed, don’t shop there, but give everyone else a choice.

Larry Penner

Great Neck


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