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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 captainawesome View Post
    They don't make enough to pay taxes. They make little enough to get government help.
    How much would they make if they cost too much to employ?

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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 captainawesome View Post
    They don't make enough to pay taxes. They make little enough to get government help.
    People making $50,000 often don't make enough to pay taxes. And THEY get government help. Shall we start paying WalMart greeters and shelf-stockers $50,000 a year?
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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 captainawesome View Post
    I did Walmart made even more money.
    They are a high-volume, low-margin operation, which is typical of large corporations that have a dependence on low-skilled labor.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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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 MaggieD View Post
    People making $50,000 often don't make enough to pay taxes. And THEY get government help. Shall we start paying WalMart greeters and shelf-stockers $50,000 a year?
    People making 50k pay taxes. I have read the income table and 50k pays in.

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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 captainawesome View Post
    When a company does well the employees should do well. When a company struggles employees should expect to sacrifice.
    Good luck with that... You tell employees their 12.50/hour cushy salary just dropped to $9.00/hr they will all look for new jobs...

    This is why they're hourly employees - they have no risk...

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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 Deuce View Post
    All hail the Sacred Job Creators. Do no harm to them.
    You’ve got that right! They are “job creators”. They pay wages, provide medical benefits and provide a valued service to the community.

    This as opposed to the government which takes money away under threat of force from working people and redistributes it in the form of government jobs which all too often create nothing more than a bureaucracy while providing little or no service to the community.

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    By the way, just because Walmart says they'd stop opening stores in that area doesn't mean they'd actually do it.
    I disagree. Why invite this amount of abuse over a simple threat. In real life you do not make a claim like this unless you intend to carry it through.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The vast majority of Walmart's expenditures are inventory, not wages. Raising the minimum wage wouldn't require a substantial price increase like many claim.
    Wages, like inventory, make-up a huge percentage of any corporations expenditures and a near 50% increase in wages is going to have a huge impact on their bottom-line. Any responsible corporation is going to have to take that into account when deciding if they are going to be able to actively and fairly compete in the local market-place because that’s what “job creators” do!
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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 ocean515 View Post
    You are aware that a business operates on the difference between the cost of their goods, and price they sell them for. Wages, and everything else is paid for by that difference.
    That's not really how it works, no. I have to pay my hourly employees even when they aren't selling anything.
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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 captainawesome View Post
    People making 50k pay taxes. I have read the income table and 50k pays in.
    It all depends - a family of 5 living on a 50k income will pay no tax.

    A single individual living on 50k a year will get taxed up the bungaroo.

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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 Mr.Nick View Post
    I did read it.....

    Why would anyone want to invest in Walmart with limited earnings on shares?
    You responded with "not true" to a post which showed WalMart earning a profit.

    None the less, they have a strong balance sheet with a better earnings multiple than their market (NYSE) average.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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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 Mr.Nick View Post
    Good luck with that... You tell employees their 12.50/hour cushy salary just dropped to $9.00/hr they will all look for new jobs...

    This is why they're hourly employees - they have no risk...
    People will sacrifice if they think it is mutual with management. United Airline and Continental employees did. So have many others. Ford employees helped that company turn around.

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