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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 rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Oh right, because Walmart is the only gig in town
    Have you reviewed the unemployment numbers in DC metro?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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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 Fiddytree View Post
    I shop at Walmart quite often, but its threats to towns both big and small grow tiring.
    Walmart was already building three stores and had plans for three others until the government attempted to make good on their own threats. The matter is now in the mayor's hands, but even if the mayor vetoes the proposal, Walmart may still decide the risks are too great...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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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 Fiddytree View Post
    I shop at Walmart quite often, but its threats to towns both big and small grow tiring.
    Then towns should stop threatening them.

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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 AlabamaPaul View Post
    Have you reviewed the unemployment numbers in DC metro?
    What does that have to do with fact places like Walmart deplete many an area of resources?

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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 Henrin View Post
    Then towns should stop threatening them.
    Lots of cognitive dissonance going on....

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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 rabbitcaebannog View Post
    What does that have to do with fact places like Walmart deplete many an area of resources?
    DC is an area of 10 sq miles with high unemployment. What resources do you think would be depleted? Other local stores with less employees already paying minimum wage?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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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
    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.
    Well, here's hoping it's a lot of liberals who've just lost out on the prospect of 3 stores' worth of new jobs. Serves 'em right.
    Liberals: Demanding the freedom to write laws to take freedoms away from people they don't agree with.

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

    I'm not sure how this is legal to single out stores with a certain square footage and make them pay a higher minimum wage than other businesses? :dunno:

    Something tells me this wouldn't survive a Supreme Court challenge, but then again in this post-2008 United States, nothing would surprise me.
    Last edited by The Man; 07-11-13 at 08:36 PM.

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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 AlabamaPaul View Post
    DC is an area of 10 sq miles with high unemployment. What resources do you think would be depleted? Other local stores with less employees already paying minimum wage?


    Whenever state and local government subsidizes corporations, it takes that money away from public resources like schools, police, fire protection, emergency responders, etc...then of course there is the subject about it costing tax payers for free school lunches, medicaid and other public assistance.

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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 rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Whenever state and local government subsidizes corporations, it takes that money away from public resources like schools, police, fire protection, emergency responders, etc...then of course there is the subject about it costing tax payers for free school lunches, medicaid and other public assistance.
    What subsidies were being provided by local government (there would be no state subsidies since DC is not part of a state)?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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