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Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer delivered an ultimatum to District lawmakers saying that they had less than 24 hours before a decisive vote. The firm threatened the closure of at least three planned Wal-Marts if a super-minimum-wage proposal becomes law. Coming a day ahead of a decisive D.C. Council vote on bill that would raise the minimum wage to $12.50 an hour, the tactic on the part of Wal-Mart is a familiar one. Continue Reading

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  1. KarlVDH
    9 months ago

    So... the uneducated, out of luck and disabled don't deserve a livable wage? Seriously? More importantly, Big Business gets to dictate policy to cities and you're all comfortable with that?
    what a bunch of sell outs. Jesus wept.

  2. Irish_Mike
    9 months ago

    I'm with Deborah. The free market system, your other choice is a form of Socialism, says that if you don't like what you're getting paid, you're free to look for work elsewhere. This law unfairly targets Walmart. If you want the minimum wage to be $12.50, then make it $12.50 for everyone. If you don't want to have to settle for a job at Walmart, then learn a trade. By all means, don't waste time or your parents money or the tax payers money on a College degree. College graduates certainly don't come through the process any wiser and typically much more leftist than when they went in.

  3. Ben in SoCal
    9 months ago

    Workers with high school degrees used to work at manufacturing plants or mill jobs. Those were good jobs in those days. We need to return to an era of productivity and entrepreneurship. Stocking and selling cheap Chinese goods will not revive our economy.

    Wal-Mart, and the big box chain culture, is bad for our nation. It has us horribly addicted to cheap, tainted foreign goods. How is giving billions of dollars to CHINA a good thing for America? It is not. Our addiction to their goods have assisted them in building a stronger military. And new Chinese millionaires are snatching up nice homes and properties across the United States.

    How is China growing? Manufacturing and entrepreneurship. You do not grow an economy with a service sector only. Yet that seems to be our policy, which is myopic and feckless.

    From someone who loves America and her old ways of mom-and-pop businesses, family farms, and healthy communities. God help and save the USA.

  4. rafaelmarie
    9 months ago

    Big government involvement other than building roads, defense and monopolies is simply immoral.

    Forcing employers to pay a certain wage is socialism plain and simple.

  5. dar
    9 months ago

    Really, Deborah? What about all the workers with only a high school education? Wal Mart and other retail stores are the choice for them. !!!

  6. Deborah Sturm
    9 months ago

    If you don't like what Wal-Mart pays, don't work there. Don't make retail work your career if you want higher wages. Wal-Mart's positions are great for young people doing entry-level work.


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