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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
    Those jobs never existed to begin with.
    Would you prefer if I said 1,800 jobs not created?
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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 Moon View Post
    And now they never will.
    Maybe maybe not. If Walmart doesn't someone else will.

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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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    Low prices, low wage employees, and replaceable jobs - this is what the Founders thought of when they argued in favor of free enterprise.
    Those damn Founders! Bane of the left.

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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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    Those damn Founders! Bane of the left.
    Yeah they believed that capital should be able to have humans as slaves.

    We don't think that way, but a lot of fringe right wingers still do.

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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
    Those jobs never existed to begin with.
    You know, I think Obama should use that kind of thinking. Hey, who cares that unemployment has been above 7% forever? Those jobs don't exist anyway!
    I mean, if anyone in the press for the past 5 years decides to question the president on his complete failure on that front (you know he will not rest until...).

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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 Blue_State View Post
    Would you prefer if I said 1,800 jobs not created?
    if they were manufacturing jobs I might agree with you. being that Walmart is a retailer that doesn't make anything, and seeing how you are preemptively crediting them with jobs that never existed, perhaps you should also peeptively credit theme with all the Jo's lost in local store closures and lost local revenue as the streams of Walmart profit leave the local economy and head back to bentonville, ak?
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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 poweRob View Post
    if they were manufacturing jobs I might agree with you. being that Walmart is a retailer that doesn't make anything, and seeing how you are preemptively crediting them with jobs that never existed, perhaps you should also peeptively credit theme with all the Jo's lost in local store closures and lost local revenue as the streams of Walmart profit leave the local economy and head back to bentonville, ak?
    So you want to say 1800 jobs saved?
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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 Blue_State View Post
    So you want to say 1800 jobs saved?
    nope. I said what I wanted to say thank you. was merely asking you to be more realistic than you were being.
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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 poweRob View Post
    nope. I said what I wanted to say thank you. was merely asking you to be more realistic than you were being.
    I quoted the estimate given.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    1800 jobs huh?

    some people care more for ideology than reality, rather obviously.

    Here are some basics.

    1: Walmart is a fairly successful multi-national company.
    (a) success in business means one is answering a demand for goods or services

    2: Walmart saw the DC market as having the capacity to support six of their stores. In other words their executives looked at the data and determined that there were lots of potential customers in the DC market.

    3: Six Walmart stores would provide (theoretically) 1800 jobs, most of which would be part time positions as Walmart makes larger profits that way.

    4: The question then must be asked: Where are the potential customers presently shopping? In most instances, where Walmart has come to town, the small businesses that had previously answered the demands of the local populace are driven out of business.

    5: So - if multiple small businesses are shut down when a Walmart store opens in a market region, what happens to those small business owners and employees? Would the economic gain in the local market be positive or negative?

    6: If the potential market in the DC area looked so good to Walmart, that it planned to build six superstores but is now pulling out of the urban area because of minimum wage requirements, then why wouldn't another corporation decide to replace the "not to be built" Walmart stores? Afterall, the customers are there, the demand is there - isn't that what capitalists do, Supply goods to those who can pay for them?
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