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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
    They capitalize on it for the benefit of their customers. that's what has made them so successful.
    No, they capitalize to the benefit of the stockholder. Sick that day too I see.
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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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    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 wbcoleman View Post
    Workers are better off if they are denied the option of working at Wal*Mart? Consumers are better off if they are denied the option of shopping there? How can this be?
    It can easily be, if those "workers" that you wish to "protect" are highly paid union grocery store workers that fear non-union competition (and contribute to the DC official's campaigns). Everyone concentrates on the cheap Chinese trinkets that WalMart sells while ignorng the real threat to big union chain grocery stores - the other "big stores" in DC that were expempted from this super minimum wage law. The parts of DC that WalMart wanted to enter currently lack competition for grocery shopping. You tend to concentrate on identifying the losers, when identifying the winners tells the story much more clearly.
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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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    I'm sorry Jack....it is a reality that everyone has a harbor and an oil field in their backyard?

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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 Republic Now! View Post
    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.
    If you hire people to stand at the door and welcome people, it must mean that the company thinks it has added value. If you hire a person you must give it an appropriate wage. Now I am not saying that 12 dollars an hour is that amount but it must be at least the minimum wage.

    I could care less what service someone is providing, putting food into bags is just as valid a job as sweeping floors or frying fries etc. You looking down on a function does not mean that a fair wage should not be paid for it.
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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
    They capitalize on it for the benefit of their customers. That's what has made them so successful.
    It's a benefit to consumers to not shop at Walmart. Have you actually shopped there ? It's like an estate sale for a deceased homeless person......................

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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
    I'm supposed to re-counter your "hogwash" comment?

    OK....Jack, you don't know jack.

    Hows that?

    It should be at about the same level.
    You seem to have conveniently omitted several posts, including the ones where I noted your citations were merely assertions rather that substantiations, and inviting you to provide same.
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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
    No, they capitalize to the benefit of the stockholder. Sick that day too I see.
    Really? Have you by any chance looked at a chart of WMT's stock price between 2000 and 2011? The stockholders collected 2% dividends and saw zero capital gains for over ten years. Meanwhile, the customers flocked to the stores for the vast quantities of aggressively priced merchandise.
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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 ttwtt78640 View Post
    It can easily be, if those "workers" that you wish to "protect" are highly paid union grocery store workers that fear non-union competition (and contribute to the DC official's campaigns). Everyone concentrates on the cheap Chinese trinkets that WalMart sells while ignorng the real threat to big union chain grocery stores - the other "big stores" in DC that were expempted from this super minimum wage law. The parts of DC that WalMart wanted to enter currently lack competition for grocery shopping. You tend to concentrate on identifying the losers, when identifying the winners tells the story much more clearly.
    Well, clearly monopsolists don't benefit from competition!
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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
    Sorry; my bad (working from memory). The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett region, has 3%, not King County. Still, you pack a bunch of Libbies into an area that elects a guy like Jim McDermott and you gotta wonder how on earth we could open a popsicle stand, much less have companies you might have heard of, like: Microsoft; Boeing; AT&T Cellular (McCaw); Amazon; Starbucks; Columbia; Nordstrom; Costco ...

    Dumb luck I guess, despite our business-killing $9.19 minimum wage. Or perhaps the more northern latitude, which due to fewer daylight hours in Winter does not actually follow the laws of supply and demand as Professor Emeritus Limbaugh, AM Radio department of Business Finance / Economics would teach. Merely a speculation.
    You will find no post of mine claiming that liberals can't be good at business. My point is that liberals are ethically compromised by their criticism of Wal-Mart.
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