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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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    Zero state income tax, right?

    Where?
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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
    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.
    Wait a minute! These retirees would be better off if denied the choice of working as Wal*Mart greeters?
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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?
    I know who is real happy with people shopping at Walmart, the Chinese government and plant owners are real happy for people shopping at Walmart. The people who own Walmart are real happy for people shopping at Walmart.

    The workers in said Chinese factories not so much, the Walmart employees who still have to ask the government for handouts are not that happy for not having fair wages, the US government who has to pay for benefits to Walmart working poor is not that happy, etc. etc. etc. etc.
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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 Bonzai View Post
    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......................
    I do shop at Wal*Mart, albeit not frequently. Of course, that's my choice, and I like choices.
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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
    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.
    Why is that "fair" wage now being made dependent upon the size of the "new" employer/job site?
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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
    Purposely avoiding the point?
    You don't know what your point was? Am I supposed to find it for you? You can't restate it if you think it was so important?

    The point, as far as I was concerned, was that we don't all have the benefits of geography, so basing an economic argument on the idea of having an oil field in your back yard is.....how should I put this.....not rational.
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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
    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.
    Are you sure you have shopped in Walmart ? I bought a pair of sweat pants there about 6 years ago that was priced at $10 (which you seem to think is a great price). They were maybe worth $2.95. I call that blatant price gouging......................

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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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    Where?
    State of Washington, home of Costco. (And Amazon and Microsoft!)
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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
    I know who is real happy with people shopping at Walmart, the Chinese government and plant owners are real happy for people shopping at Walmart. The people who own Walmart are real happy for people shopping at Walmart.

    The workers in said Chinese factories not so much, the Walmart employees who still have to ask the government for handouts are not that happy for not having fair wages, the US government who has to pay for benefits to Walmart working poor is not that happy, etc. etc. etc. etc.
    Let me refer you to WMT's stock chart, 2000 to 2011. As for the Chinese workers, did the Chicomm government force these people to leave their villages in favor of urban factory work?
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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
    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.
    I said decent wages, it is up to the US government to decide what is decent wages. Singling out companies is not OK, but if this company is muscling out competitors than maybe it is fair. I do not know, but blackmail attempts at the government will not work.
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