It's one thing to be opposed to Wal-mart. because of it's economic effect on the community. However, some politicians have come up with a much more idiotic reason to oppose it.
Brenda Speaks, a Ward 4 ANC commissioner, actually urged blocking construction of the planned store in her ward at Georgia and Missouri avenues NW partly because of that risk. Addressing a small, anti-Wal-Mart rally at City Hall on Monday, Speaks said young people would get criminal records when they couldn't resist the temptation to steal.
Really? That's the argument? You can't build your store here, because my constituents are incapable of not being thieves?