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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 rabbitcaebannog View Post
    "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?
    For a second there I thought you were really going to use logic.

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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
    Wal-Mart is indeed a tough competitor. They eliminate other retailers and many of the jobs they provide by virtue of Wal-Mart's greater efficiency and productivity. In retail, this has been going on for thousands of years; it's normal. What's different about Wal-Mart is that they share this productivity dividend with the poorest consumers via lower prices and expanded choices. What your source is actually arguing for is a shield from competition for favored small businesses. He would favor those small businesses at the expense of the poor.
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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
    Wal-Mart is indeed a tough competitor. They eliminate other retailers and many of the jobs they provide by virtue of Wal-Mart's greater efficiency and productivity. In retail, this has been going on for thousands of years; it's normal. What's different about Wal-Mart is that they share this productivity dividend with the poorest consumers via lower prices and expanded choices. What your source is actually arguing for is a shield from competition for favored small businesses. He would favor those small businesses at the expense of the poor.


    You obviously are an infrequent Walmart shopper. The fact that one isn't paid to cart away the trash rather than having to pay for the trash is the problem.......................

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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
    You obviously are an infrequent Walmart shopper. The fact that one isn't paid to cart away the trash rather than having to pay for the trash is the problem.......................
    Good evening, Bonz.

    I'm surprised by your elitist dismissal of downscale consumers, for whom Wal-Mart is a godsend.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    On the basis of corporations being persons, the persons in question
    function as sick spoiled brats who want to get their own way or they
    are going to run off & pout about it..... boo Freaking Hoo ... I say boycott
    the sociopaths & have done with it, WE THE PEOPLE can and will do better
    without these psycho-monsters who have as their first and foremost, prime directive
    their own survival, all else be damned!

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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 Menard_K View Post
    On the basis of corporations being persons, the persons in question
    function as sick spoiled brats who want to get their own way or they
    are going to run off & pout about it..... boo Freaking Hoo ... I say boycott
    the sociopaths & have done with it, WE THE PEOPLE can and will do better
    without these psycho-monsters who have as their first and foremost, prime directive
    their own survival, all else be damned!
    Misspelled "Earth" unless you had some other planet in mind. Doesn't help your revolutionary credibility.
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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
    Misspelled "Earth" unless you had some other planet in mind. Doesn't help your revolutionary credibility.
    Doesn't help YOUR credibility to pick at nits
    rather than address the comment that you took the trouble to quote.

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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 Menard_K View Post
    Doesn't help YOUR credibility to pick at nits
    rather than address the comment that you took the trouble to quote.
    The post was too silly to merit response.
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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
    The post was too silly to merit response.
    Thank U ever so much for expressing your opinion.

    Have a nice day ......

    : )

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

    People that want a "living wage" need to get a skill or education that qualifies them for a job that pays a "living wage".

    ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.” --- Ben Franklin

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