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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
    oh but they certainly do capitalize upon it and the US poor to the detriment of the US.
    I would say Wal-Mart provides a valuable public service, and I note you have not yet provided requested substantiation of your earlier claims.
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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
    Ah, but it does mean that the manufacturing job remains in the US.

    We do not protect our domestic manufacturing, we allow international retailers/manufacturers to capture market share by undercutting domestic suppliers. This has happened for decades, fabric, radios, tv's, cars, optics, IC's....every industry has suffered the same fate because we allow the corporations to do this.

    Consumers do not make the best choice, often they make a choice against their own interests, especially when wages have not kept pace with productivity.
    In reality, technological change is undercutting the cost advantages of foreign labor. New manufacturing is springing up in the U.S. because of its extreme efficiency, coupled with the much lower shipping costs associated with manufacture closer to the end market. You are spouting obsolete agitprop!
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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, it is not a point, it is a fantasy...ie not reality.

    Another unsupported assertion in the air.
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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 iacardsfan View Post
    We've also all seen the comparisons between Wal-Mart based employees (Sam's Club) and Costco based employees and the how Wal-Mart pays federal minimum wage to their employees and sees a sliver of the profit per employee that Costco sees from their higher paid and well compensated workers.
    If so, can this persist indefinitely? Won't the superior business model win out?
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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 wbcoleman View Post
    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.
    I always love it when libertarians get on forums and start asking a WHOLE BUNCH OF QUESTIONS that are answered in any history of US manufacturing post WWII.

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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.
    Why do you suppose it was only (well mainly) Walmart that was singled out for a special (or super) minimum wage at 51% higher than all other DC employers must pay? Why should the minimum wage change based on the size of the retailer and not the profit margin?

    How is not opening a store, after a new law labor is passed, blackmail? I seems that you think that the tail is wagging the dog here.
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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
    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.
    Sams Club also charges a membership fee.
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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
    Another unsupported assertion in the air.
    I'm sorry Jack....it is a reality that everyone has a harbor and an oil field in their backyard?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    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.
    But no one is forced to take these jobs, even in a booming economy. These workers have calculated that the job is preferable to alternative uses of their time and effort.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Equality under the law.... minimum wage is minimum wage.... this idea of a 'Super" minimum wage is unconstitutional. Walmart is right to pull out.

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