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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives and 2 others

Walmart is becoming a monopoly and it needs to be stopped!

Nowadays it seems like everywhere I drive there's a Wal-Mart. It's almost like I see as many Wal-Marts as I once did Arbor Drugs. For every Wal-Mart I see there is only a "couple" of small businesses around it. Obama needs to realize that part of our "economic crisis" is too many Wal-Marts, too close together. They are creating a monopoly to a point where no small business can survive let alone start.

On the contrary I am all for building Sam's Clubs as there aren't as many of them as Wal-Marts and Sam's Club actually helps the small business owner, and you also need to purchase an annual membership to join.

However I also don't think it's right that Wal-Marts are being allowed to be built next to/across from any Sam's Club. It really defeats the purpose of the Sam's Club helping small businesses because the Wal-Mart ends up putting them out of business...

In the Detroit News Paper today Walmart said that metro Detroit is an "attractive" market and plans to put stores in Livonia, Canton, Southgate and Novi within the next year. If you go to the website under store locator you can clearly see that there are "already" walmarts located in Livonia and Canton.

Michigan has been one of the hardest hit states by the economy and building more Walmarts here is certainly not going to help one bit. We need to be giving tax breaks to small business owners to jump start the economy and stop giving Walmart all the breaks to build here.

Wal-Mart is also one of the largest retailers of outsourced goods. How can we promote a healthy American economy if the largest retailer is the largest outsourcer of goods and jobs? Wal-Mart is creating a monopoly that's definitely not within the best interest of the American people.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
It has come to my attention that part of the economic crisis we are experiencing today here in Michigan and across the country is due to too many Wal-Marts that are also too close together. For every Wal-Mart I see there is only a small handful of small businesses I see.

Wal-Mart is one of the Largest one stop shop retailers in the county that easily equates to the size of 20 or more small businesses and carries almost anything you can think of buying. Wal-Mart has plans to add about 4-5 more Wal-Marts in Metro Detroit alone with an astonishing 87 that already exist here in Michigan. If this keeps up Wal-Mart is going to be the only place to shop as everyone else that tries to compete will go out of business.

Wal-Mart is also one of the largest retailers of outsourced goods. How can we promote a healthy American economy if the largest retailer is the largest outsourcer of goods and jobs? Wal-Mart is creating a monopoly that's definitely not within the best interest of the American people.


I do believe however that Sam's Club actually helps small business owners because Sam's Club caters to a different type of customer.

However I think it's unlawful to allow a Wal-Mart to be built within 5 miles of a Sam's Club. Because you have Sam's Club trying to help the small business owner and then you have Wal-Mart trying to steal their business.

I would like to see stricter regulations on how far apart a Wal-Mart can be from another Wal-Mart and from another Sam's Club. I would also like the see stricter regulations on the amount of outsourced goods and jobs that Wal-Mart can have.