Recalls About Wal-Mart, Round 2: Muskego

While one recall is threatened against Cudahy’s mayor for blocking a Wal-Mart Supercenter from taking over his city, another recall is being mounted in the Milwaukee exurb of Muskego. The big difference is that this recall is aimed at removing the aldermen who voted in favor of bringing in Wal-Mart. Michael Horne at MilwaukeeWorld has a lengthy article that details the saga.

The fact that the potential presence of a Wal-Mart Supercenter has repeatedly incited revolts against people who acted both in favor of and against these godless shopping hellholes tells me a lot about Wal-Mart’s true value. I feel it’s less than zero. Which may seem odd if you consider that the company reported its net income “rose to $3.02 billion from $2.82 billion in the year-ago quarter as revenue soared to $95.3 billion for the quarter.” [] I just see things a little differently.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.