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

    Yeah, big threat by Wallyworld there. The walmart business plan is spam locations. Like they are going to let their customers go more than 5 miles without a walmart. Of course, i do think the law is very strange in a stupid way with how they regulate by size. If you call it a living wage you really need to realize that all people need to live, not just the ones in a superstore. If your goal is to hit the huge corporations who make a ton of money by underpaying their employees who make all the work happen then you totally miss the entire fast food industry. But it isn't like wallyworld is going to scoff at millions over half of millions which is still millions.

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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 ttwtt78640 View Post
    Nonsense. Mowing grass in a big field is no harder than mowing grass in smaller yard, often easier as you ride on the mower instead of having to push it. Operating a cash register in a Walmart is no harder than operating a cash register in a McDonalds. Selling tickets at a stadium is no harder than selling tickets at movie theater. I will bet that DC did not suddenly decide to pay its city workers less than those in MD or VA, simply because DC is much smaller in area.
    All of what you said might be true, but it in no way refutes what I said. I'll try again:

    My guess to the logic behind it would be stores of that size can afford to pay greater wages, especially since (again, speaking theoretically) stores of that size are more likely to be chain stores and not a small business.


    Notice I did not speak once about how hard it is for an employee, but rather the presumed ability of the business itself to absorb the costs higher wages. So you can say "Nonsense" if you'd like, but if you want to say nonsense to my speculation behind the logic of the bill, I'd appreciate if you'd reply in a way which actually explains why the logic is nonsense, not go off on an unrelated tangent. Thank you.

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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.


    Walmart says it will cancel its plans to build three new stores in D.C. if local lawmakers approve a bill that would force the retailer to pay its employees at least $12.50 an hour.

    Alex Barron, a regional general manager for Walmart U.S., writes in an op-ed published in the Washington Post Tuesday that the company feels the D.C. Council's proposed "living wage" legislation “would clearly inject unforeseen costs into the equation that will create an uneven playing field and challenge the fiscal health of our planned D.C. stores.”


    Walmart currently has three other new stores under construction in the area, and Barron says those stores will also be jeopardized if the bill passes.




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    do you know how many jobs 6 Walmart stores would provide? do you know the youth unemployment rate in DC is at 50%? would you rather make 8.50 an hour or 0 an hour? you liberal are like a starving man that was given food and then he complains it was hamburger and not a steak

    if i was Walmart i would say the hell with DC and go places where people appreciate the jobs and the low prices
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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 Slyfox696 View Post
    My guess to the Republican/conservative reaction to this news:

    Despite the fact they constantly blast Obama for an economy with slumping take home pay and an increase of low wage jobs, Republicans/conservatives will now come out to gleefully point out how the liberal agenda is destroying the economy and taking away jobs.

    That's merely a guess...let's see how it plays out.
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    its wasn't an accident it was away to so call lower unemployment with out actually creating jobs instead of having one person working 40 hours a week you now have two working 20. also it was away to get more dependent on the government
    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    is it better to have one person working a 40 hour week with benefits like insurance or two persons working 20 hours a week with no benefits? only democrats would want two at 20 with no benefits so more will be dependent on the government
    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    do you know how many jobs 5 Walmart stores would provide? do you know the youth unemployment rate in DC is at 50%? would you rather make 8.50 an hour or 0 an hour? you liberal are like a starving man that was given food and then he complains it was hamburger and not a steak

    if i was Walmart i would say the hell with DC and go places where people appreciates the jobs and the low prices

    So we have one...we'll have to keep tabs on this.

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

    A living wage? Anyone want to know how you maintain a living wage in a state?

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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 tererun View Post
    Yeah, big threat by Wallyworld there. The walmart business plan is spam locations. Like they are going to let their customers go more than 5 miles without a walmart. Of course, i do think the law is very strange in a stupid way with how they regulate by size. If you call it a living wage you really need to realize that all people need to live, not just the ones in a superstore. If your goal is to hit the huge corporations who make a ton of money by underpaying their employees who make all the work happen then you totally miss the entire fast food industry. But it isn't like wallyworld is going to scoff at millions over half of millions which is still millions.
    There is a actually a reason they wouldn't hit the big stores the same as the mom and pop stores. Do you really have no idea on exactly why that might be? Perhaps because a living wage is a dumbest idea on the planet and it can only destroy small businesses? If you are trying to deal with that obvious shortcoming it might be a good idea to treat people unequally. Of course, a living wage has a tendency to cause inflation and if you up keep it that will be a regular occurrence. That always leads to the living wage no longer being enforced.
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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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    Why go to Walmart ? Dumpster diving is free and there's always the issue of better quality.................
    I know, and you don't have to get a job either. So that way your day is free to do other things, like drink, be useless, goof off, and watch your children starve. Yup, many benefits to freeing yourself from obligations such as working 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 Slyfox696 View Post
    My guess to the logic behind it would be stores of that size can afford to pay greater wages, especially since (again, speaking theoretically) stores of that size are more likely to be chain stores and not a small business.
    Wal-Mart certainly could afford to pay 12.50 an hour at a few stores, no doubt about it. But you can't as a law maker say we need to make sure workers have a living wage and then base what you determine that living wage to be based on where they are employed. Why does a Wal-Mart worker who stocks shelves need 12.50 an hour to live but his neighbor the city worker only needs 8.50?

    Obviously its just an attempt to stick it to Wal-Mart, but its so transparent that they may as well drop the argument that its about a living wage because it just makes them look stupid for trying to pass off such an obviously stupid argument.

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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 Wiseone View Post
    Wal-Mart certainly could afford to pay 12.50 an hour at a few stores, no doubt about it. But you can't as a law maker say we need to make sure workers have a living wage and then base what you determine that living wage to be based on where they are employed. Why does a Wal-Mart worker who stocks shelves need 12.50 an hour to live but his neighbor the city worker only needs 8.50?

    Obviously its just an attempt to stick it to Wal-Mart, but its so transparent that they may as well drop the argument that its about a living wage because it just makes them look stupid for trying to pass off such an obviously stupid argument.
    Wal-Mart will not sensibly pay 12.50 an hour if it's no longer profitable. The argument, I guess, is that Wal-Mart is big enough to eat the costs because for some reason we've decided as a society that working at a place like Wal-Mart should be (mandated by law) a fruitful career path.
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