Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now pleading with Walmart and other businesses not to leave the city after the recent riots in which many stores were looted.
These businesses remaining in the city is crucial to the local economy because they not only provide products that the residents need, but they also pay large sums of taxes.
While I feel for the truly innocent bystanders in all of this, I also can't blame companies for wanting to pull out of certain cities and protect their assets.
WBBM News reports:
Mayor Lightfoot said she’s hopeful major retailers will reopen the Chicago stores that were looted or otherwise damaged during protests surrounding George Floyd’s killing by police in Minnesota. But, she’s unsure of one of the biggest.
Mayor Lightfoot said she was on a conference call with Walmart and other major retailers that had stores looted or heavily damaged during the unrest in Chicago. She said she pleaded with them to not abandon Chicago.
“I think in the case of Walmart, what they were focused on was assessing the damage. 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.”
These are the types of things that idiotic rioters don't think about. Instead of realizing that they are destroying their own city and way of life, they are too selfishly wrapped up in the thought of the new TV they're going to steal.
A manufacturing company that has been in Minneapolis since 1987 has decided to leave the city.
The company’s owner said he can’t trust public officials who allowed his plant to burn during the recent riots: “They don’t care about my business.” https://t.co/rMcZgudJCb
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) June 8, 2020
Dear Minneapolis, once you drive the business (and their tax revenue) and the job (and their tax revenue) out of your city, do you expect me to pay your bills?
Guess again https://t.co/NJPukyL0kT
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) June 8, 2020
It's a long road to recovery.
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