Page 63 of 182 FirstFirst ... 1353616263646573113163 ... LastLast
Results 621 to 630 of 1820

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

  1. #621
    Pragmatist
    AlabamaPaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Alabama
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 11:17 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    8,834

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I was just informed about not fully understanding the bill. My apologies.
    No problemo...
    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.

  2. #622
    Traveler

    Jack Hays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:32 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,771
    Blog Entries
    2

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Yeah; I picked up on that. I have a keen intellect (learned to read)

    My question is what in particular supported your contention, and how so? I'm seeing no mutuality, and am hoping you can help me out.

    TIA,

    -S
    My view is that Wal-Mart has acted with business acumen and rationality to optimize their business success, and in so doing have provided a unique service to the poor. I do not claim they had altruistic intent, only that their outcome has benefited downscale consumers. "Private vice is often public virtue."
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

  3. #623
    Professor
    iacardsfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Last Seen
    11-24-17 @ 09:51 PM
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,981

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Costco hires far fewer workers and loses money on their sales, but makes up for it in membership fees. If you want less people employed, then sure, let everyone follow Costcos business model.
    What good does it do to have 3 entire stores with workers that are living below the poverty line and making less profit than somebody that is living much more comfortably. I understand people are taking any job they can get at this point but Costco is clearly benefiting greatly from this model.
    "Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
    - Mark Twain
    Run your own nation, play Cybernations.

  4. #624
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    12-28-15 @ 12:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    1,185

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Costco hires far fewer workers and purposely loses money on their sales, but makes up for it in membership fees. If you want fewer people employed, then sure, let's have everyone follow Costcos business model.
    Absurd. 4th largest retailer in America. Profitable as all get out. Pays above industry wages, and has double the sales of Sam's Club. Also a local bit of pride: I live in Kirkland WA, where Costco is HQ'd (ergo, Kirkland Brand)

  5. #625
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    07-19-17 @ 03:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    60,458

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Absurd. 4th largest retailer in America. Profitable as all get out. Pays above industry wages, and has double the sales of Sam's Club. Also a local bit of pride: I live in Kirkland WA, where Costco is HQ'd (ergo, Kirkland Brand)
    Nothing I said is absurd. They pay more, but they hire fewer workers. It's a function of their business model.

  6. #626
    Sage
    Gimmesometruth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    US Southwest
    Last Seen
    09-13-17 @ 10:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    22,405

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    You're assuming we need to maintain these jobs. If you can outsource certain fields to focus your attention on other ventures it can only lead to growth of your economy. There is no reason to protect manufacturing when other parts of the world can handle those tasks for us. It's just a way to hold back the economy from growth and development.
    Name the replacement, show me these industries that are hiring those let go. Show me the retraining that is absorbing these excess workers.



    Why should we? If they can not compete with the world market why then should they survive?
    Um....a lot of unemployed hunger people can become a problem.....Oh snap...I'm talking to a libertarian/randian....to hell with the jobs, to hell with the workers, if they can't fend for themselves, f'em.



    You're assuming that manufacturing jobs is in their interest.
    Gee...you don't think that domestic strategic industries (steel, weaponry, electronics) are in the interest of citizens? Jobs and profits remaining in a country are not in a citizens interest? Of course not, you are wed to a internationalist corporate/libertarian/randian belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

  7. #627
    Traveler

    Jack Hays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:32 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,771
    Blog Entries
    2

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I wouldn't, but hey, to each his own. Good afternoon 2m...
    Good afternoon, AP.

    Traveling home tomorrow after a fabulous week on Hilton Head with grandchildren. Grandpa's reputation is intact as toughest chess opponent and swimming pool water gun warrior.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

  8. #628
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    12-28-15 @ 12:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    1,185

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    My view is that Wal-Mart has acted with business acumen and rationality to optimize their business success, and in so doing have provided a unique service to the poor. I do not claim they had altruistic intent, only that their outcome has benefited downscale consumers. "Private vice is often public virtue."
    Nah; we just got lucky since it's a Seattle (greater area) company, from up here in Libbie Land, and the Costco CEO spoke at the 2012 Dem Convention, since like other giants, Buffet, Gates, Bezos, in libbie 3% unemployment hell (King County), we pay folks well and businesses have a field day selling them stuff, and apparently require some workers to handle the customer flow.

    My what a novel concept: grow the market, and businesses thrive. Whoda thunk?

  9. #629
    Pragmatist
    AlabamaPaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Alabama
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 11:17 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    8,834

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Good afternoon, AP.

    Traveling home tomorrow after a fabulous week on Hilton Head with grandchildren. Grandpa's reputation is intact as toughest chess opponent and swimming pool water gun warrior.
    One of our partners is headed there today. A two day trip with the kids, but he'll have a good time...
    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.

  10. #630
    Sage
    Gimmesometruth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    US Southwest
    Last Seen
    09-13-17 @ 10:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    22,405

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Okay. Wages suck because kids in Malaysia make our wife-beater Ts. Why they didn't cover that when I was at Foster (UW) is a mystery to me.

    Now then, back to market dynamics and economics not taught on Limbaugh's radio program: value-chain. You spend a buck. Where's it distributed? Mostly us, paying folks here, to get it from port into the nifty little bag, which you should recycle, cuz we Libbies get all lovey dovey about. Plus, units rule, since it takes folks to move more products, unit wise. And a refer made here, which at end user level, might be $3000 at the lower end, sell about 1/3 as many units as one selling for $1100, made in South Korea, and being pretty amazing good. So great. A manufacturing worker gets a job, but fewer truckers, warehouse, stockers, retailers are needed, further down the value chain. It's a net loss in jobs.

    Plus, the notion that somehow manufacturing jobs are the ultimate, is pure nonsense. They made squat too, until unions forced more pay for the same work, and now they have paychecks local businesses and markets had come to rely on. Pay service workers the same, and bingo, problem solved, and we have tons of them -- and they cannot be outsourced!!!!

    Glory Days 2.0, only more glorious.

    In short, you're value is not what you do; its' what you make (and spend, into our economy).

    Simple truth.
    i'm sorry, how does domestic manufacturing cause fewer distribution jobs?
    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •