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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 Peter King View Post
    Walmart should pay it's employees decent wages, it is ridiculous that some workers partially qualify for state welfare programs because of the poor pay at Walmart.

    From what I have so far read, it would be a blessing for towns if Walmart does not open it's doors there. Let one of their competitors open their stores, much healthier for the employees and it would teach Walmart that blackmailing your government will not work.
    The elderly, recovering drug addicts, and part-time college students are not going to be paid 12 dollars an hour period. The fact that Walmart even pays people to stand at the door and greet customers is pretty impressive of them. If Walmart is forced to pay 12 dollars an hour, it will likely end up moving towards automated check-out systems therefore minimizing the staff. That means firing all the people who can't get jobs anywhere else.

    The notion that one putting food in bags is an adequate contribution to society to be capable of living comfortably is ridiculous.
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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 Gimmesometruth View Post
    Um, consumers benefit from buying domestic product by having the profits remain with the country.

    Allowing below cost products to gain market share destroys domestic manufacturing, wipes out domestic jobs. It is a race to the bottom that only benefits the international corporation.

    But being a libertarian, you are in favor of international corporations doing this.
    First of all, how do consumers benefit by having the profits remain within the country? Why do consumers care about that? If they are investors, they can purchase shares in whatever companies they think are making profits and, as you well know, profitable American companies can sometimes increase those profits by building foreign production facilities. [Other times not.] And, second, what makes you think that foreign goods are sold below cost? That's a recipe for bankruptcy.
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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
    The need for more public state subsidies so the public can buy cheap goods imported from China. Nice business model but hardly ethical.
    Wal-Mart created neither the predominance of Chinese manufacturing nor the public subsidies for the poor. Wal-Mart does, however, serve the poor in ways that other businesses do not. Wal-Mart's ethical position is not only sound, it is vastly preferable to that of its critics.
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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 Jack Hays View Post
    Unemployment actually 4.3-4.4% according to latest data I can find. Not quite as good as North Dakota, but obviously better than average. If everyone had King County's business base then we'd be having a different (and happier) conversation.
    And if everyone had a harbor handling imports and everyone had an oil field in their back yard, we could maintain that sort of existence for a long time...
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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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 Gimmesometruth View Post
    Jesus dude, not in a protected market, you removed the context of our conversation.

    I know how contanerized shipping has totally changed the economics of imported products.

    Either stay within the context of our conversation or ignore me.
    I was talking about ours. The US market. Jobs here, on terra firma Americana. That sort of thing.

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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 Sisyphus View Post
    Not really. For starters, we're already about 90% of the value chain, even if the t-shirt is made in China. They produce for Pennies on the Dollar, compared to retail price. Check to see if companies like Walmart, Home Depot, etc, are turning a profit or merely transferring wealth to China.

    Moreover, consumers win with lower end-user prices. Plus employment is higher, since more units are sold driving higher employment in services, which cannot be outsourced. Pay a checkout person in Malaysia 25 cents a day, and it still doesn't ring up a purchase at Walmart in Gainesville Texas. So we're kicking but and taking names in service jobs, doing better all the time. Problem is, like manufacturing workers before unions demanded more pay for the same work, they're paid too little.
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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 Jack Hays View Post
    Wal-Mart created neither the predominance of Chinese manufacturing
    oh but they certainly do capitalize upon it and the US poor to the detriment of the US.
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    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.

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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 Gimmesometruth View Post
    And if everyone had a harbor handling imports and everyone had an oil field in their back yard, we could maintain that sort of existence for a long time...
    Thank you for supporting my point.
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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 Sisyphus View Post
    I was talking about ours. The US market. Jobs here, on terra firma Americana. That sort of thing.
    Uh, you just can't keep up with the context of my comments....I AM TALKING ABOUT THE US.

    Please, just put me on ignore....you are anyway.
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    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.

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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 Jack Hays View Post
    Thank you for supporting my point.
    Um, it is not a point, it is a fantasy...ie not reality.
    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.

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