WAL*MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE -- SCREENCAP GALLERY
WAL-MART GIVEN SUBSIDY AGAIN!
City of Brookfield gives Wal-Mart $300,000.00 to open doors.
FAMILY BUSINESS THREATENED!
[Scott Esry, Red Esry's Son] I don't believe it's fair the way Wal-Mart can come in, the funding that they get for their sewers, infrastructure, road, parking signals, ingress, egress, etcetera in compared to what the independent retailer gets. No, I don't believe it's fair.
[Dee Esry] Well certainly it's not fair, and I think he, at one time, did go talk to them in Cameron and say, "If we're going to run a business here, can you help us?" Well, no, they couldn't do that.
[Red Esry, Owner, Esry's IGA] I don't think it's fair to help them to build roads for their business, and at the same time the store opens, it puts others out of business. The competition that we're up against really hasn't caused the problem as much as the competition being helped by our government from one level to the other. They get all the breaks.