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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 captainawesome View Post
    It isn't supposed to be punishment. DC simply said exploit somewhere else. That is good.
    Better to be unemployed and self rightous, than employed and contributing.

    Somehow, that just plays so well into the liberal/progressive pot of stew.

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

    increasing the minimum wage is much less vital than ensuring that workers have ample opportunity for upward mobility.

    that being said, i don't like walmart because of the effect it has on local commerce, and i feel that it has too much influence on its supply chain. i'm not advocating legislation to prevent further metastasis; i just choose not to shop there myself.

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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 ocean515 View Post
    Better to be unemployed and self rightous, than employed and contributing.

    Somehow, that just plays so well into the liberal/progressive pot of stew.
    Better to save land for moral business than exploiters with no community values.

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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 ocean515 View Post
    Better to be unemployed and self rightous, than employed and contributing.

    Somehow, that just plays so well into the liberal/progressive pot of stew.
    Walmart has a net negative effect on employment rather than net positive.


    All the jobs that were once provided by small business are simply transfered to Walmart, except there are fewer of them. Where there were once paint stores and nurseries and hardware stores and pet supply stores, there is now just Walmart.

    Sure, people who do not think at all try to champion Walmart as some sort of job creator, but that is only because they are incapable of even the most rudimentary logic. Retail is retail, and if people do not purchase something from one place, they will purchase it from another. In all cases work is requited to conduct these transactions, so the real determinant for employment is the efficiency with which these transactions are conducted. Walmart is more efficient than small, independant retailers, so fewer jobs are therefore created when Walmart moves into a new location.

    We aren't even talking about a zero sum gain when talking about walmart. We are talking about a net loss.
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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 pbrauer View Post
    What great way to kept them out of your town, just increase the minimum wage.


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    Walmart says it will cancel its plans to build three new stores in D.C. if local lawmakers approve a bill that would force the retailer to pay its employees at least $12.50 an hour.

    Alex Barron, a regional general manager for Walmart U.S., writes in an op-ed published in the Washington Post Tuesday that the company feels the D.C. Council's proposed "living wage" legislation “would clearly inject unforeseen costs into the equation that will create an uneven playing field and challenge the fiscal health of our planned D.C. stores.”


    Walmart currently has three other new stores under construction in the area, and Barron says those stores will also be jeopardized if the bill passes.




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    While i think 12.50 is absurd - and the government needs to quit requiring ****. I also don't like this bullying tactic. I think their attempt to control the legislators is offensive. Walmart can go **** itself.
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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 captainawesome View Post
    Better to save land for moral business than exploiters with no community values.
    So progressives want to also decide what constitutes a moral purpose?

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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 Gardener View Post
    Walmart has a net negative effect on employment rather than net positive.


    All the jobs that were once provided by small business are simply transfered to Walmart, except there are fewer of them. Where there were once paint stores and nurseries and hardware stores and pet supply stores, there is now just Walmart.

    Sure, people who do not think at all try to champion Walmart as some sort of job creator, but that is only because they are incapable of even the most rudimentary logic. Retail is retail, and if people do not purchase something from one place, they will purchase it from another. In all cases work is requited to conduct these transactions, so the real determinant for employment is the efficiency with which these transactions are conducted. Walmart is more efficient than small, independant retailers, so fewer jobs are therefore created when Walmart moves into a new location.

    We aren't even talking about a zero sum gain when talking about walmart. We are talking about a net loss.
    Well, you see, it seems the vote is going against your opinion.

    If people didn't like Walmart, they wouldn't work for them, and they certainly wouldn't shop there.

    Seems to me, the ultimate choice lay in the hands of the consumer. That is unless you want to take away that right as well.

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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 ocean515 View Post
    So progressives want to also decide what constitutes a moral purpose?
    The people decide through their elected officials and community groups and as individuals.

    A business license has traditionally required a company be an ethical member of the community.

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

    People putting "living wage" in scare quotes are frightening people. Again I ask: what is the alternative to a living wage?
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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 Deuce View Post
    People putting "living wage" in scare quotes are frightening people. Again I ask: what is the alternative to a living wage?
    Well low wages lax regulation has led Mexico to great things.

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