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

    Well, if the stores aren't already open, it just means they are able to function with fewer stores. I'm always amazed at how many of the damn things are built. Shopping, shopping, shopping 24/7.

    So the conflict really is that Walmart wants more locations, they have to staff those locations and it violates their policies to start everyone at $12.50. As I said much earlier, Walmart hires people who would have a tough time getting work elsewhere and that is a positive for the metropolis. As another poster pointed out, this is discriminatory in nature and that makes very little sense in terms of logic. I don't have a cat in this race but it seems self-destructive.




    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I shop at Walmart myself. I'm just saying if they open a few more stores in DC or if they don't, I personally don't see it as some sort of horrible tragedy. There would be pluses and minuses either way while some see only minuses if they don't.

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

    The bill is backed by worker advocates and unions that say employees of big-box stores should earn a "living wage." It applies only to stores doing business in spaces of 75,000 feet or more

    more unconstitutional action.

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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 Kushinator View Post
    All the more reason to upskill!
    to an extent, you gotta have money to make money. Hard to upskill when you can't gain experience or afford more education.

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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 cpwill View Post
    As defined by me. Frankly, I've become a
    bit of a believer in this. Since the laws of supply and demand do not apply to labor, and since employers are all infinitely able to pay higher labor costs out of magical profits, I say we raise the minimum wage to $50 an hour, and we can all have above-average income!

    Wow, you know, thanks to your amazing post FILLED with reason, horse sense, applicable and highly relevent facts, quantifiable data-driven by highly scientific methodology and empirical and measurable conclusions I've changed my position on this debate.

    How could I have been so #&@%#& Stupid !! * hits head like the V8 Commercial *.....

    Wow, thank you, what a " journey this has been"..and I have you to thank for it. :-)

    No but seriously , if some low life HollyWood Celebrity says something is " Amazing " again or how their latest bowel movement or a comparable accomplishment was a great "journey" just one more time, I'm going to kill my self.

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

    The DC bill passed. Let's see if Wal-Mart keeps their threat to drop DC like a hot potato. I hope they keep their word. It is the honorable thing to do.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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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 cpwill View Post
    As defined by me. Frankly, I've become a bit of a believer in this. Since the laws of supply and demand do not apply to labor, and since employers are all infinitely able to pay higher labor costs out of magical profits, I say we raise the minimum wage to $50 an hour, and we can all have above-average income!
    I've thought this many times. Why not just raise the minimum wage to a number that makes us all wealthy and that would fix all the problems for everyone. We'd be rolling in dough and people could pay for a nice house with a two car garage and a couple nice cars to go in it from just a minimum wage job flipping burgers. It's only because the evil rich want to hold us all back that this hasn't happened already.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Wow, you know, thanks to your amazing post FILLED with reason, horse sense, applicable and highly relevent facts, quantifiable data-driven by highly scientific methodology and empirical and measurable conclusions I've changed my position on this debate.

    How could I have been so #&@%#& Stupid !! * hits head like the V8 Commercial *.....

    Wow, thank you, what a " journey this has been"..and I have you to thank for it. :-)
    Well, I"m just happy to have been part of your growth. Remember, it's the journey that's important, not the destination. So long as the destination is liberalism. Because otherwise, you're a racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    I've thought this many times. Why not just raise the minimum wage to a number that makes us all wealthy and that would fix all the problems for everyone. We'd be rolling in dough and people could pay for a nice house with a two car garage and a couple nice cars to go in it from just a minimum wage job flipping burgers. It's only because the evil rich want to hold us all back that this hasn't happened already.
    True Story. The wave of the magic Law Wand will suddenly make my labor worth more than it returns to my employer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    True Story. The wave of the magic Law Wand will suddenly make my labor worth more than it returns to my employer!
    I know. It's so simple. There might also have to be a law passed to make sure that no company can ever fire anyone due to the wage hikes in order to make them keep paying, but then that would fix it. Well, maybe one more law after that to keep companies from closing when they went broke, too,. But that's it. Overnight, everyone would go from poor and middle class to "the wealthy" and we'd be the most prosperous country on Earth. I'm surprised no other country thought of it first. Not even the communist countries. They must be stupid.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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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 Papa bull View Post
    I know. It's so simple. There might also have to be a law passed to make sure that no company can ever fire anyone due to the wage hikes in order to make them keep paying, but then that would fix it. Well, maybe one more law after that to keep companies from closing when they went broke, too,. But that's it. Overnight, everyone would go from poor and middle class to "the wealthy" and we'd be the most prosperous country on Earth. I'm surprised no other country thought of it first. Not even the communist countries. They must be stupid.
    No stupid is letting corporate non humans have rights under the constitution.

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