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Defending our right to choose

By Robert Hartling

Why do I need a politician to tell me where I can shop? And why pick on Walmart?

Has Costco put grocery stores out of business? Has Home Depot put hardware stores out of business? And has Century 21 put clothing stores out of business?

Or have all these stores just increased competition and reduced prices for consumers, not to mention all jobs their stores have created?

If the problem is low wages, let the politicians increase the minimum wage for everyone.

If Walmart wants to open stores in New York City, let them pay the minimum wage.

Have these politicians stop playing games and let us make our own choices as to where we shop.

Robert Hartling

Flushing

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