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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]
    You could use this method to keep all kinds of jobs out of your town. Why stop at $12.50/hr? Why not make it $50.00/hr? We want the poor to be able to buy nice things right? Plus we'd keep all those evil job-offering companies out! It's a win-win.
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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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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Seems like a lot of drama created by people living big off cash they made hawking trinket trash made in China and assembled in Mexico.....................
    Seems more like the politcally connected "small" business owners have found a way to make themselves more competitive with the big boys - make only the big stores pay 51% higher wages for their use of very low skilled labor.
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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
    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.
    The "logic" behind this bill is an attempt to keep the "small" business owners happy by making it harder for larger stores to undercut their prices. The ability to absorb higher labor costs (federal subsidies?) is why DC gov't employees make more (in salary and beneifts) than for the equivalent job in other states.

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

    I would think the affluent folks living in and around DC should subsidize the people who might work for Walmart - or any other minimum wage employer - to avoid the substandard wages, by their own definition, that they are currently allowing. Who are these people, and why do they require that Walmart do what they themselves have refused to do up to this point?

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

    Its funny as well because Walmart employers in England (Asda) get full time work with paid holiday
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    So, they pass a law that states if you have 1 billion in sales and over 75,000 feet of space, you have to pay a $4 premium on the minimum wage.

    Walmart pays more, but Target doesn't. Neither does Apples, or Starbucks, or Macy's, or nearly every other "large" corporation.

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

    The first unintended consequence I see is new stores in DC never exceeding 74000 square feet and the larger ones walling off enough space to get down to that size. It is something like Obamacare turning full time employees into part time ones. Government meddling is usually a curse.

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

    Walmart will be fine. Let them burn.

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

    I say we see what size the capital is and start paying DC legislative interns that minimum wage instead of most of them working for free....

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