With leadership like this, why would Walmart want to stick around?
“Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tells Concerned Alderman: “Your 100% Full of Sh*t”
If you owned a business in a city (most-likely a blue one) where politicians allow rioters and looters to freely roam and destroy your property, what is your incentive to rebuild and stay there? Especially when many (again, blue) cities are talking about defunding the police?
Apparently Walmart is considering not rebuilding in Chiraq. And the mayor is trying to save face for her failure to control the chaos.
Washington Times reports that Walmart might leave. From their story:
“A local radio station reported on a conference call between the Democratic mayor and business leaders affected by the chaos. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore said she “pleaded” with the company to stay.
Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, was cautious about making any new commitments to the city as it assesses the damage.
“I think in the case of Walmart, what they were focused on was assessing the damage,” Ms. Lightfoot said, the station reported June 4. “They are doing an effort to donate fresh produce, to the extent of what’s left so it doesn’t perish, and other perishables, and they are taking their time, as I would expect. My hope is that they will come back.”
Read the whole story here.
BTW Chicago residents: Even if Walmart does stay you will have less money to spend at their stores: “Chicago mayor says taxpayers may have to foot bill for $700M budget shortfall.”