The uber-liberal City Council in New York City sent a letter to WalMart demanding that the company “cease-and-desist” on making donations to local charities. Seriously, I couldn’t make something like this up if I tried. What is wrong with these people?
wenty-six of the 51 members of the Council charged in the letter that the world’s biggest retailer’s support of local causes is a cynical ploy to enter the market here.
“We know how desperate you are to find a foothold in New York City to buy influence and support here,” says the letter, obtained by The Post and addressed to Walmart and the Walton Family Foundation.
“Stop spending your dangerous dollars in our city,” the testy letter demands. “That’s right: this is a cease-and-desist letter.”
Last week, Walmart announced that it distributed $3 million last year to charities here, including $1 million to the New York Women’s Foundation, which offers job training, and $30,000 to Bailey House, which distributes groceries to low-income residents. (Read More)
One council member called the donations “toxic money” as if helping to train women for employment and feeding the poor are bad things.