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… Spot On , Dr. Krauthammer [on WalMart] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 11th,2013

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.. WalMart is working its fanny off to bring jobs to the inner cities . The best way for that is for them to bring regular WalMart stores , SuperCentres , and support centers to those area . The lower prices that these shops would bring would likely be a heaven – sent blessing to the local market . The jobs , it would be said , would be even better for the local economy .

.. WalMarts are not small stores . The average regular store is around 70k to 75k square ft in size . The supercentres are around 175k to 225k sq ft in size . And , their product offerings are second to none . You name , just about , they usually have it .

.. Yet , the company receives a great deal of resistance and flack from the business , from unions , and from politicians . The businesses fear the competition . The unions fear the loss of dues , and the jobs of their members . The politicians ‘ interests are usually tied in to those of the previous two .

.. In Washington , D.C. , Mayor Vincent Gray is trying to bring WalMart to the city . Nonetheless , the D.C. city council has other ideas in mind . Like enacting what is known as a “living wage” law for the city . For the whole city ? Nooooo ! Only for companies whose stores are 75k square feet , or larger . Guess who that means ?

.. Yep . WalMart . No one else generally has stores that big . If the D.C. City Council passed that law for the whole city , at least (if not suicidal) , it would be understandible . They did not . Mayor Gray will veto the bill , but the Council may well override him . Congress should step in .

.. Congress is given (in the Constitution) exclusive jurisdiction over legislation over the District . In this case , it should step in , and slap the D.C. Council down . That is , unless the Courts beat them to it . What the Council has passed , is , as Dr. Charles Krauthammer put on this night ‘ s edition of Special Report , a bill of attainder ..

.. Big Oops !

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