Walmart has become the new NIMBY as Washington DC residents organized to prevent 3 Walmarts from being built in their city last July:
"Walmart is becoming more of a cancer everyday," says angry Huffington Post user Bigodiddy.
"We all subsidize WalMart's poverty-level wages!" cried lightnessandjoy.
"Walmart is big enough we don't need new Walmart stores anywhere...Walmart is evil and unless they step up and show us otherwise we will continue believing it is evil," explains Zachary Carder.
See, no one wants a Walmart in their neighborhood anymore. And it's easy to get rid of them, too! How did DC save itself from having unsightly Walmarts decimate their community?
They simply required that Walmart pay all its workers a minimum wage of $12.50 an hour. This would require the impossible price raise of 1.1% for its stores in the DC area. Now, 1.1% might not sound like a lot, but you know who that would really piss off?
Mr. Smiley. When he says "Low Prices, Every Day," he really means it! How else are Walmart's execs supposed to "Save Money. Live Better?"
Fun Fact: With over 2 million employees and 8,500 stores, Walmart is the largest private employer in the world. (source)