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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
    They don't have lower prices. Your in TX right? HEB. Kroger does too.

    Target has the same prices.
    I'm shocked that you go to stores with low prices. I thought that was against your (the left's) thinking. After all, you want WalMart paying higher prices for labor than they have to.

    I thought everyone on the left did what they want WalMart to do, that is to pay higher prices than the asking price.

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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 Slyfox696 View Post
    My guess to the Republican/conservative reaction to this news:

    Despite the fact they constantly blast Obama for an economy with slumping take home pay and an increase of low wage jobs, Republicans/conservatives will now come out to gleefully point out how the liberal agenda is destroying the economy and taking away jobs.

    That's merely a guess...let's see how it plays out.
    That's what the OP said.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being 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 Anthony60 View Post
    I'm shocked that you go to stores with low prices. I thought that was against your (the left's) thinking. After all, you want WalMart paying higher prices for labor than they have to.

    I thought everyone on the left did what they want WalMart to do, that is to pay higher prices than the asking price.
    Nothing wrong with low prices as long as its ethical busines.

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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
    They help the poor by offering them retail opportunities that no one else does.
    They provide some replacement employment for jobs that walmart wipes out.


    1. Wal-Martís Economic Impacts: Net Loss of Jobs, Fewer Small Businesses

    Wal-Mart store openings kill three local jobs for every two they create by reducing retail employment by an average of 2.7 percent in every county they enter.
    Wal-Martís entry into a new market does not increase overall retail activity or employment opportunities. Research from Chicago shows retail employment did not increase in Wal-Martís zip code, and fell significantly in those adjacent.
    Wal-Martís entry into a new market has a strongly negative effect on existing retailers. Supermarkets and discount variety stores are the most adversely effected sectors, suffering sales declines of 10 to 40% after Wal-Mart moves in.

    Stores near a new Wal-Mart are at increased risk of going out of business. After a single Wal-Mart opened in Chicago in September 2006, 82 of the 306 small businesses in the surrounding neighborhood had gone out of business by March 2008.

    The value of Wal-Mart to the economy will likely be less than the value of the jobs and businesses it replaces. A study looking at the estimating the future impact of Wal-Mart on the grocery industry in California found that, ďthe full economic impact of those lost wages and benefits throughout southern California could approach $2.8 billion per year.Ē

    Chain stores, like Wal-Mart send most of their revenues out of the community, while local businesses keep more consumer dollars in local economy: for every $100 spent in locally owned businesses, $68 stayed in the local economy while chain stores only left $43 to re-circulate locally.

    New Study: Wal-Mart Means Fewer Jobs, Less Small Businesses, More Burden on Taxpayers | NYC Public Advocate
    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.
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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
    They provide some replacement employment for jobs that walmart wipes out.


    1. Wal-Mart’s Economic Impacts: Net Loss of Jobs, Fewer Small Businesses

    Wal-Mart store openings kill three local jobs for every two they create by reducing retail employment by an average of 2.7 percent in every county they enter.
    Wal-Mart’s entry into a new market does not increase overall retail activity or employment opportunities. Research from Chicago shows retail employment did not increase in Wal-Mart’s zip code, and fell significantly in those adjacent.
    Wal-Mart’s entry into a new market has a strongly negative effect on existing retailers. Supermarkets and discount variety stores are the most adversely effected sectors, suffering sales declines of 10 to 40% after Wal-Mart moves in.

    Stores near a new Wal-Mart are at increased risk of going out of business. After a single Wal-Mart opened in Chicago in September 2006, 82 of the 306 small businesses in the surrounding neighborhood had gone out of business by March 2008.

    The value of Wal-Mart to the economy will likely be less than the value of the jobs and businesses it replaces. A study looking at the estimating the future impact of Wal-Mart on the grocery industry in California found that, “the full economic impact of those lost wages and benefits throughout southern California could approach $2.8 billion per year.”

    Chain stores, like Wal-Mart send most of their revenues out of the community, while local businesses keep more consumer dollars in local economy: for every $100 spent in locally owned businesses, $68 stayed in the local economy while chain stores only left $43 to re-circulate locally.

    New Study: Wal-Mart Means Fewer Jobs, Less Small Businesses, More Burden on Taxpayers | NYC Public Advocate
    Businesses can adapt. It's not the governments roll to get into what companies can pay or what they can charge for their goods. Those decisions must be left to the consumer.

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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 Grant View Post
    Businesses can adapt. It's not the governments roll to get into what companies can pay or what they can charge for their goods. Those decisions must be left to the consumer.
    A corporation is granted charter to operate within a state, a state govt (representative of the citizens) can and does set requirements that the corporation must use to operate within the charter granted. Nearly every state has minimum wage laws, so yes Virginia, a "consumer" citizen can tell a corporation what it must pay.

    Your comment was a nonsequitur to my quoted post.
    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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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Precisely. You get it, why are you asking me to explain? The only point you're leaving out is that, as wages are pushed above market equilibrium levels, labor is priced out of the market. But for a while, at least, organized labor is protected.
    I am still waiting for you to explain this "protecting" of Union wages by the minimum wage. If a minimum wage rises, it gets closer to a Union wage....so how is the Union wage "protected"?

    You have neither defined the "protection" or shown the mechanism.
    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.
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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 Anthony60 View Post
    He owes the union nothing. What if he got his job before the union negotiated a new contract, and the union members got the same package he did? By your thinking, then everyone else owes him dues.
    "By your thinking"...... Okay, using logic, the union contract would not be the same as whatever was in place prior to the union negotiated contract.
    Did you have a 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 Gimmesometruth View Post
    A corporation is granted charter to operate within a state, a state govt (representative of the citizens) can and does set requirements that the corporation must use to operate within the charter granted. Nearly every state has minimum wage laws, so yes Virginia, a "consumer" citizen can tell a corporation what it must pay. Your comment was a nonsequitur to my quoted post.
    Of course they can tell businesses what to pay, what licenses they need, where they can have their business, and so on.The government can now insist on all these things and they are doing that and a lot more. Many are recocognizing that government is killing business and that was recent;y demonstrated by the insanity of Obamacare.

    Those who insist on these rules and red tape should not be upset when businesses move to another State, or leave the country, That is the only response many businesses have. Unless, of course, they are 'too big to fail and then, if the government might gain more power, they will hand over taxpayer dollars.

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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 Grant View Post
    It's not the governments roll to get into what companies can pay
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Of course they (govt) can tell businesses what to pay
    Whew, glad we got that straightened out.

    Those who insist on these rules and red tape should not be upset when businesses move to another State, or leave the country, That is the only response many businesses have.
    If that is what the big boxes decide to do, fine. They don't have to (especially in WM case), but if they do, so be it...there are plenty willing to replace them.

    I have to note, it is funny you complaining about "to big to fail" in an argument about "big boxes".
    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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