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letters | a welcome for Walmart?

Opposition says more about city’s powers than it does about giant retail chain

Customers at a Walmart in Methuen. The chain’s efforts to open a Boston store have met with resistance.

Elise Amendola/Associated Press/File 2012

Customers at a Walmart in Methuen. The chain’s efforts to open a Boston store have met with resistance.

Shirley Leung hit it out of the ballpark with her Aug. 2 Business column “It’s time to say yes to Walmart.” In fact, her words speak more about the powers that be (and that would be) at both City Hall and in the neighborhoods than it does about the behemoth from Bentonville, Ark.

This city welcomes Target with open arms but pushes Walmart away. The wages and benefits of both stores are not all that different.

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People want big wages and benefits without having to prove that they’re dependable employees.

Mike Arnold

Dorchester

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