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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
    No one is forced. The contract says what it says.
    Yes, when state law allows it, the contract says that membership in the union is no longer voluntary, it is a mandatory condition of employment. Why are you trying to avoid the obvious?
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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
    Then it's government's responsibility to change the rules.
    Agreed. You can't expect corporations to act ethically.

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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
    Would those food stamp costs decrease if Wal*Mart disappeared?
    That is not relevant. A fulltime employee should earn enough that they do not need foodstamps.

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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
    You think that companies should voluntarily turn down proffered government subsidies? Why aren't you campaigning to repeal the subsidies???
    The problem isn't the subsidies, it is the excessively low pay. The minimum wage should be regulated on a county-wide basis to reflect the cost of living in that area.

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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 Hard Truth View Post
    That is not relevant. A fulltime employee should earn enough that they do not need foodstamps.
    Logically, yes. In the misshapen America that has arisen over the last 30 years, that idea is long dead and gone. Feudalism and serfdom now are thought of as "natchrull" ................................

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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 Hard Truth View Post
    That is not relevant. A fulltime employee should earn enough that they do not need foodstamps.
    Then a fulltime employee should not be having kids until they can afford them.

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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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    I think they'd be enticed to stay if they got to keep everyone else's wages at $12.50, too.

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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
    Odd, I don't see Wal-Mart mentioned here.

    These are the top five business bribes in U.S. history.

    Kellogg Brown & Root
    This company, now known as KBR, Inc., was spun off from a subsidiary of Halliburton. It is one of the largest engineering and construction firms in the world and has been connected to large U.S. military contracts. According to the New York Times, in 2009, the Department of Justice charged the company with offenses under the FCPA, including paying hundreds of millions of dollars to secure a natural gas plant construction contract to Nigerian officials. KBR pleaded guilty, as did its CEO Albert Jack Stanley, and paid $402 million in fines, as well as $177 million to the SEC. Stanley was sentenced to 2.5 in prison, beginning in 2012.

    Siemens AG
    Foreign companies that do business onshore in the U.S. also fall under the provisions of the FCPA. According to reports from the New York Times and the SEC, Siemens AG, a German engineering firm, ran afoul of the law in 2008 when it was charged for paying $16 million to the president of Argentina to secure a contract for making Argentinean identity cards. The contract was worth $1 billion to Siemens AG. In total, the company was accused of paying more than $100 million in total to government officials. Eight former employees and contractors continue to face charges in the scheme. Siemens settled with the Department of Justice and paid $1.6 billion in fines in the U.S. and Germany.


    BAE Systems
    The British aerospace company has been under investigation by British authorities since 1989, making it one of the longest fraud investigations in history. The main concern surrounded a deal between Britain and Saudi Arabia to supply fighter jets. The investigation spread to BAE's dealings in South Africa, Tanzania, Chile, Romania, the CzechRepublic and Qatar. The investigation focused on payments made by BAE through a "go-between" company to foreign officials. The British version of the Department of Justice dropped most of the investigations, citing national security concerns, but U.S. authorities picked up the ball in 2007. According to the Telegraph, BAE settled with U.S. courts and paid a $400 million fine.

    Kerry Khan and Michael Alexander
    Individuals can also find themselves charged for bribery and fraud. According toe Lubbock Online, in October 2011, two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees were arrested and charged with fraud for taking kickbacks, estimated at over $20 million. Kerry Khan and Michael Alexander are accused of taking bribes from contractors in exchange for being awarded lucrative government contracts, and of inflating invoices to the government and skimming the difference. Khan and Alexander remain in jail pending trial and face maximum sentences of 25 to 40 years.

    Alcatel-Lucent SA
    At the end of 2010, Bloomberg reported that Alcatel-Lucent, the largest landline phone network company in the world, settled its bribery case with the Department of Justice in 2010 by agreeing to pay $137 million, including $45 million to the SEC. The case revolves around a complex series of money transfers between shell companies and to consultants, resulting in payments being made to foreign officials. Alcatel-Lucent admitted to making improper payments in many African and South American companies.
    When companies pay million or billion dollar fines to the U.S. government to settle wrongdoing, where does that money show up on the government books? I believe BP also paid billions in fines to the U.S. government to settle the oil spill in the gulf a few years ago, but it was never clear to whom the money was sent, other than the government. Does it go to the Treasury?

    Good evening, Jack.

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

    I already documented how WM shrinks the job market, it is not due to their efforts to increase min wage.
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    OK, I don't want to be disrespectful, but you haven't documented any such things, because you cannot. The assertions are untrue, they defy both elementary economic theory and evidence.
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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 polgara View Post
    When companies pay million or billion dollar fines to the U.S. government to settle wrongdoing, where does that money show up on the government books? I believe BP also paid billions in fines to the U.S. government to settle the oil spill in the gulf a few years ago, but it was never clear to whom the money was sent, other than the government. Does it go to the Treasury?

    Good evening, Jack.
    Off topic, as usual.
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    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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