Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Inglewood Voters Reject the Evil Empire

Voters in Inglewood, Calif., rejected yesterday a Wal-Mart plan to carve out its own kingdom free of the rules that govern development in the rest of this city. And it wadn't even close: 4,575 residents voted in favor of Wal-Mart's plan, while 7,049 voted against it. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters joined the opposition to Wal-Mart on Monday, which may have helped to boost the vote. So Wal-Mart spent over $1 million trying to circumvent the city's rules, when that money might have been better spent complying. Same old story ... the rich'll do ANYTHING to keep the laws that apply to everybody from applying to them.

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