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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 Captain Adverse View Post
    Hmm, $8.50 per hour for a 40 hour week? That’s $340 a week, or $1360 gross a month. I can live with that right?

    After all deductions (between ¼ - ⅓ of gross for various taxes, Social Security, etc.) of about $400.00, that leaves me with $960.00.

    Lets see, average rent for a 1 bedroom in D.C. is $1617.00 a month.
    Average Rent In Washington, Washington Rent Trends and Rental Comps

    Definitely can’t afford that, so let’s say I can find a “C-level” apartment for $600.00 available somewhere in surrounding Maryland and Virginia. (Class C properties were built within the last 30 to 40 years. They generally have blue-collar and low- to moderate-income tenants, and the rents are below market.) Apartment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    That leaves me with $360.00 for all other expenses. Hmmm. Electricity and gas…$45 - $55 a month depending on time of year (cold weather/hot weather), so we’ll average that to $50.00.

    Now I’m at $310.00. but according to this I’d need $348.92 a month if I bought and prepared all my own food and maintained a healthy diet! Food Prices in Washington, DC, United States

    Shoot! Hmmm, maybe I overestimated my tax burden…if I cheat a little on my W-2 I can maybe bring it down to only $300 in deductions…pay it back at the end of the year with savings. Yeah, so I get $100 more, and $61.00 in disposable income.

    I still need to get to and from work. The Metro train fares range from $1.70 to $5.75 and bus fares start at $1.60 one way if I get a “SmarTrip card. Gee, that means even if I live close I’d need $3.20 a day round trip for work. At 5 days a week…that’s $64.00! Metro - Fares - Metrobus (follow link to rail fares also).

    I guess I can try walking several hours, put in some gas money for a ride, or buy a bike…hope I don’t need to shave or buy clothes, or anything.

    EXCEPT…Full-time Wal-Mart employees work 28 -40 hours, 1/3 of all employees are part-time, working under 28 hours, and they are beginning to replace full-timers with “temps” in another effort to eliminate benefit requirements. PBS - STORE WARS: Wal-Mart Business Practices and Exclusive - Wal-Mart's everyday hiring strategy: Add more temps | Reuters

    I can only HOPE I get to be one of the “full-timers” getting 40 hours a week.
    and you can afford all that with 0 per hour?

    liberals are like a starving man that you give some food to then have him complain it was hamburger and not a steak

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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
    Not true all three pay investors. HEB is still private. The Butt family is worth billions.
    It doesn't matter - a business can't grow without investment. A lot of profit goes back into the business.

    Furthermore what a family is worth is irrelevant - the only thing that matters is what the business is worth.

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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 lived on my own, by myself off $10.00/hr. My rent was $750.00 to boot and I still had money for food, phone, internet, utilities etc... It wasn't very comfortable but I managed it.
    OK, now support a family on 8.50/hour.


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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 lived on my own, by myself off $10.00/hr. My rent was $750.00 to boot and I still had money for food, phone, internet, utilities etc... It wasn't very comfortable but I managed it.
    I was going to make a crack about "possible drug dealing on the side were ya???" but in here the joke would fall flat.

    There are lots of anecdotal stories of people "managing it." I'm sure the workers sharing 5 or more to a one bedroom apartment are "managing it" too. I think we are talking about a store employing several hundred workers at minimum wage who might in the aggregate NOT be able to manage it. Especially since even "full-timers" at Wal-mart don't always get 40 hours a week. For instance, trying to support a family on it.
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

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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 trfjr View Post
    and you can afford all that with 0 per hour?

    liberals are like a starving man that you give some food to then have him complain it was hamburger and not a steak
    Conservatives take a dump in a bowl give it to a starving person then call them ungradeful for not wanting to eat feces. Feces has calories they say. If you don't want to eat feces then starve sucka.

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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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    Furthermore what a family is worth is irrelevant - the only thing that matters is what the business is worth.
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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 Captain Adverse View Post
    Hmm, $8.50 per hour for a 40 hour week? That’s $340 a week, or $1360 gross a month. I can live with that right?

    Lets see, average rent for a 1 bedroom in D.C. is $1617.00 a month.
    Average Rent In Washington, Washington Rent Trends and Rental Comps

    Definitely can’t afford that, so let’s say I can find a “C-level” apartment for $600.00 available somewhere in surrounding Maryland and Virginia. (Class C properties were built within the last 30 to 40 years. They generally have blue-collar and low- to moderate-income tenants, and the rents are below market.) Apartment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    That leaves me with $360.00 for all other expenses. Hmmm. Electricity and gas…$45 - $55 a month depending on time of year (cold weather/hot weather), so we’ll average that to $50.00.

    Now I’m at $310.00. but according to this I’d need $348.92 a month if I bought and prepared all my own food and maintained a healthy diet! Food Prices in Washington, DC, United States

    Shoot! Hmmm, maybe I overestimated my tax burden…if I cheat a little on my W-2 I can maybe bring it down to only $300 in deductions…pay it back at the end of the year with savings. Yeah, so I get $100 more, and $61.00 in disposable income.

    I still need to get to and from work. The Metro train fares range from $1.70 to $5.75 and bus fares start at $1.60 one way if I get a “SmarTrip card. Gee, that means even if I live close I’d need $3.20 a day round trip for work. At 5 days a week…that’s $64.00! Metro - Fares - Metrobus (follow link to rail fares also).

    I guess I can try walking several hours, put in some gas money for a ride, or buy a bike…hope I don’t need to shave or buy clothes, or anything.

    EXCEPT…Full-time Wal-Mart employees work 28 -40 hours, 1/3 of all employees are part-time, working under 28 hours, and they are beginning to replace full-timers with “temps” in another effort to eliminate benefit requirements. PBS - STORE WARS: Wal-Mart Business Practices and Exclusive - Wal-Mart's everyday hiring strategy: Add more temps | Reuters

    I can only HOPE I get to be one of the “full-timers” getting 40 hours a week.
    Get an education. Don't work at WalMart.
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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
    Get an education. Don't work at WalMart.
    or steal or sell drugs or collect welfare.

    It's kill or be killed in the conservative world.

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

    This thread is certainly turning out as expected
    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.
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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 rocket88 View Post
    OK, now support a family on 8.50/hour.
    That's why people who make $8.50 an hour are on welfare, that's also why many on welfare refuse to work...

    In the end it's the individuals fault they're making $8.50 an hour and companies shouldn't be required to pay more in salary because it's not the companies fault there are lazy idiots out there - it's the individuals fault...

    If people want to make more they should learn a skill that pays more.

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