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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Indeed. Speaker Pelosi put together something they apparently could agree on. And that's the appropriation that's now in force, creating what you say is "natural deficit reduction." Seems you really, really like them, even more than I do.

    Go figure.
    No, you missed the point. The continuing resolutions that followed allow for little of the normal baseline increases that would otherwise happen. It's like when a family decides to hold the line on expenses while receiving a 1-3% raise in the following years where they can reduce the deficit of their expenditures...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    No, you missed the point. The continuing resolutions that followed allow for little of the normal baseline increases that would otherwise happen. It's like when a family decides to hold the line on expenses while receiving a 1-3% raise in the following years where they can reduce the deficit of their expenditures...
    I'm striving to avoid not seeing the forest because the trees are in the way. But whatever was budgeted by Obama/Pelosi still stands. And you seem to like what they've allocated for various government functions. And it does not hold the line on expenses. Much scales with need. Food aid is X. How many qualify is what drives actual cost. So expenses rise organically with population, for a range of non-defense discretionary items, like student loans, education grants, etc, etc.

    So if I'm following you, Reid blocking changes Boehner/TeaReps want is a good thing. I am in awe.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm more interested in your thoughts on the thread's subject and whether or not you think the DC council acted in the best interest of its citizens in basically telling Walmart that it and its jobs were not wanted...
    I didn't even know that was the thread ... in the first place, if Wal-Mart paid their workers over $10 an hour, they would reduce their very high turnover and boost morale and productivity ... if in fact, the $12.50 is a realistic living wage for D.C., then I applaud the council, who, if other councils joined them, are serving workers' interest in the long run ... someone has to take the lead ... it'll be interesting to see what Wal-Mart does ... they weren't telling Wal-Mart they didn't want their jobs, rather Wal-Mart was trying to hold the city hostage by threatening to pull out ... think of it as giving in to terrorists (economic terrorists in this case) demands ... it's not a good idea ... I suggest they stay, pay their workers a living wage, boost morale, boost productivity, lower turnover, and just ask Wal-Mart's CEO to take a little less ... instead of making 1,034 times more than the median Wal-Mart worker, how about he makes 597 times, as Target's CEO makes, who has the second highest pay ratio ... I read somewhere that roughly half of Wal-Mart's worker live under the poverty line ... anyway, here are even better ratios - Amazon.com 18:1
    Sunoco 15:1
    Microsoft 12:1

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    NOW we're getting somewhere ... yes, the causes we can argue about (actually, you and I probably can't, others can), but the data are pretty clear, which is what you questioned ...
    Not really, what I questioned was why, but perhaps I didn't articulate that. It's clear that Democrat racism is the root of the problems in the black community and a prime contributor to all that you listed.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    Not really, what I questioned was why, but perhaps I didn't articulate that. It's clear that Democrat racism is the root of the problems in the black community and a prime contributor to all that you listed.
    your opinion is noted ... now your task is to convince well-informed people of that ... good luck ...

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    your opinion is noted ... now your task is to convince well-informed people of that ... good luck ...
    No. The well informed already know. It's the coolaid drinking Dems I need to work on.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    No. The well informed already know. It's the coolaid drinking Dems I need to work on.
    We're too cool?

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    No. The well informed already know. It's the coolaid drinking Dems I need to work on.
    but especially them colored folk, no?

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    We're too cool?
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    but especially them colored folk, no?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    I'm striving to avoid not seeing the forest because the trees are in the way. But whatever was budgeted by Obama/Pelosi still stands. And you seem to like what they've allocated for various government functions. And it does not hold the line on expenses. Much scales with need. Food aid is X. How many qualify is what drives actual cost. So expenses rise organically with population, for a range of non-defense discretionary items, like student loans, education grants, etc, etc.

    So if I'm following you, Reid blocking changes Boehner/TeaReps want is a good thing. I am in awe.
    This is where you have your difficulty with vision. I never implied I approved of the last budget passed, only that there has been little ability to implement any increases that might otherwise occur. Touting an increase in any entitlement spending should not be considered a feather in the cap of anyone...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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