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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 rabbitcaebannog View Post
    God can have any more of a red herring or do you really not understand what I've posted? Hint: It has nothing to do with engineers being wait staff. It has everything to do with many are also finding themselves unemployed in this country. They are not immune to the undercutting of our work force.
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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 rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Fact- The American worker's wages have been stagnate for decades. Fact: Productivity has also gone up for decades. If people want to justify the stagnation of wages feel free. I find it sad in a country that is one of the richest in the world. I'm done for tonight. Have a good night ttwtt.
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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 pbrauer View Post
    What great way to kept them out of your town, just increase the minimum wage.[INDENT]
    Why would you want to keep WalMart out of your town?

    You do realize the minimum wage... artificially inflating wages has done great damage to US jobs?
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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 Misterveritis View Post
    So are you a liar or simply uniformed?

    Do you know what the difference between a top marginal rate and an effective rate? Are you hoping none of us know?
    I must be uninformed. I do not purposely lie. I do not try to post in the mean-spirited way so prevalent on DP, though I am not perfect. And gladly would he learn and gladly teach; my college motto. I have made a note of your 2nd question, a perfectly sensible response to mine.

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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 iacardsfan View Post
    Ok, that doesn't mean anything. There are still plenty of people with "good degrees" that are underemployed.
    Yes it does mean something. It means art majors are having a hard time finding work and engineers aren't.
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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 Occam's Razor View Post
    Bush was moderate?

    Holy #*@&^$... what freakin universe did I wake up in? Mr. if you're left of far right you're a liberal? Bush... a moderate? Do you mean Bush Sr?
    In a crazy world where Obama could be called a moderate...Bush is damn near neutral.
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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 zimmer View Post
    Why would you want to keep WalMart out of your town?

    You do realize the minimum wage... artificially inflating wages has done great damage to US jobs?

    Since when. Do you know that using constant dollars, compensating for inflation, the minimum wage has dropped?
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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 zimmer View Post
    Why would you want to keep WalMart out of your town?

    You do realize the minimum wage... artificially inflating wages has done great damage to US jobs?
    No, but then it does not, and in fact does the opposite. It creates more jobs, albeit different ones. For example, we cannot compete well for unskilled manufacturing, not at $7.25 / hr nor $1 / hr. Countries with large peasant workforces are going to get that work. No getting away from it. But some cannot be outsourced, no matter how much a retailer would love it if goods could be rung up or stocked onto shelves, by cheap foreign labor, remotely. But they cannot; they have to hire locally. So the services sector is going nuts creating the bulk of new jobs, in our workforce, which has more workers today than at any time in history. But the wages are shrinking, so less is purchased in retail, reducing the need for other workers to be added. If we take the $7.25 and make it $12, then lots (millions) of jobs will be created. If we take it to $1 / hr, not only will we not compete for manufacturing, but the need for workers in retail, who cannot be outsource, will be reduced by millions.

    Realizing a falsehood, as you urge, is merely embracing a delusion and not actually realizing 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 Sisyphus View Post
    No, but then it does not, and in fact does the opposite. It creates more jobs, albeit different ones. For example, we cannot compete well for unskilled manufacturing, not at $7.25 / hr nor $1 / hr. Countries with large peasant workforces are going to get that work. No getting away from it. But some cannot be outsourced, no matter how much a retailer would love it if goods could be rung up or stocked onto shelves, by cheap foreign labor, remotely. But they cannot; they have to hire locally. So the services sector is going nuts creating the bulk of new jobs, in our workforce, which has more workers today than at any time in history. But the wages are shrinking, so less is purchased in retail, reducing the need for other workers to be added. If we take the $7.25 and make it $12, then lots (millions) of jobs will be created. If we take it to $1 / hr, not only will we not compete for manufacturing, but the need for workers in retail, who cannot be outsource, will be reduced by millions.

    Realizing a falsehood, as you urge, is merely embracing a delusion and not actually realizing anything.
    I don't know what is so hard to understand about paying people enough money so that they then spend it, create demand, which requires more production or services, which requires more workers ... but when Wal Mart decides to pay its CEO 1034 times the median wage of its workers ...
    people often don't realize that the minimum wage is only secondarily to prevent people from starving ... the main reason for it is to pump money into the economy ...

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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 mac View Post
    In a crazy world where Obama could be called a moderate...Bush is damn near neutral.
    Sorry, I don't live in a vague and morally relative world. Comparisons don't do it for me... you are judged on your deeds and their merits. So once you remove the "adjusted for inflationary ideology", what you're left with is that Bush was in fact, by all definitions of POLITICAL SCIENCE... far-right... Obama is also far right in deeds, but not in rhetoric. The theater of rhetoric is all the matter to the masses though... keep you all spinning your wheels on emo class, wealth, moral and social issues, while foreign policy stays the same, secrecy stays the same or worse, defense-same, domestic spying-same or worse, in bed with wall street-same, revolving door in the lobbist lobby-same, and so on.

    You all just keep feeding off the idea that your fellow countrymen are your enemy and that there is more than one party...

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