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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.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Wal mart is a festering boil upon the body politic. The sooner it is lanced and removed, the better off America will be.
    Unless they unionize, right?
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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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    Unless they unionize, right?
    you read my mind Maggie. You do know me pretty well.

    that would go a long way to healing the festering boil.
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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 Samhain View Post
    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.
    This is what I don't like about it. It's turning the minimum wage into a progressive tax system. Not a good precedence to set at all.

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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 haymarket View Post
    Wal mart is a festering boil upon the body politic. The sooner it is lanced and removed, the better off America will be.
    How do you feel about Target? Best Buy? Macy's? Starbucks? Apple Store? KMart? Sears? JC Pennys?

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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 haymarket View Post
    you read my mind Maggie. You do know me pretty well.

    that would go a long way to healing the festering boil.
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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 Samhain View Post
    How do you feel about Target? Best Buy? Macy's? Starbucks? Apple Store? KMart? Sears? JC Pennys?
    I have never been in a Starbucks. Don't shop at Sears or Pennys or Best Buy.

    I like Macys because of that cute movie with Natalie Wood and Kris Kringle.

    I do shop at Target but they hardly have done the nationwide damage to small town America that Wal Mart has wreaked.

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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 Samhain View Post
    How do you feel about Target? Best Buy? Macy's? Starbucks? Apple Store? KMart? Sears? JC Pennys?
    The one issue I have with Walmart is what they did near one of the cities I live in. It was a smaller town, and they came in with FAR lower prices than even their other Walmart stores in surrounding cites, put the Mom and Pop smaller stores out of business, then raised their prices to be on par with their stores in surrounding cities.

    Now, you can say that's business and you would be correct. However, IMO, that's pretty shady and one of the many reasons I don't shop at Walmart anymore.

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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 TheNextEra View Post
    The one issue I have with Walmart is what they did near one of the cities I live in. It was a smaller town, and they came in with FAR lower prices than even their other Walmart stores in surrounding cites, put the Mom and Pop smaller stores out of business, then raised their prices to be on par with their stores in surrounding cities.

    Now, you can say that's business and you would be correct. However, IMO, that's pretty shady and one of the many reasons I don't shop at Walmart anymore.
    It is shady that is why the laws that deal with them must be harsh. Target and best buy don't lock in employees and force off the clock work.

    Macy's pays well.

    Also only Walmart coaches employees to take welfare.

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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 haymarket View Post
    I have never been in a Starbucks. Don't shop at Sears or Pennys or Best Buy.

    I like Macys because of that cute movie with Natalie Wood and Kris Kringle.

    I do shop at Target but they hardly have done the nationwide damage to small town America that Wal Mart has wreaked.


    M ny ire is saved for the largest giant in the kingdom. I only have so much of it to expend.

    Starbucks gives their employes with just 20 hrs/week health insurance.

    As for Walmart:

    California To Wal-Mart: Enough! No More Taxpayer Subsidized Profits For You - Forbes

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