I read Ann Sloan’s Feb. 25 letter, “Burbank Residents don’t want Walmart,” and the first thing that came to mind is the Shakespearean quote from Hamlet, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
It seems that Sloan might have a financial stake in disallowing the citizens of Burbank the right to choose whether they would want to frequent Walmart or any other store.
She speaks of the low wages at Walmart, but fails to recognize that most retail is low-wage employment, i.e. Target, Kmart and most of the stores and restaurants in Burbank. In fact, high-wage jobs were chased out of Burbank 20 years ago with the exodus of manufacturing companies such as Lockheed, Baskin Robins and Jergens.