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Thread: Leadership in Washington D.C.

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    The Jenius of the city's leadership never ceases to amaze me. Said leadership has been trying to attract development to 'less advantaged' parts of the city (euphemism for ghetto, which is most of it) to clean it up. So they finally managed to convince WalMart to put up some stores. It has no stores in the city but residents routinely travel to Md. and Va. to shop there. WalMart has started construction on 3 stores and had another 3 planned. Yesterday, the city council voted that Wally world (and any other big box store) must pay its workers a "living" minimum wage (peeps got to have dey flat screen TVs, rims & sh!t) so instead of paying entry/low level workers minimum wage of $8.50 an hour, WalMart must pay them $12.50/hr. Jenius! Let's have a bunch of losers sucking out of the public trough tell the world's largest employer how to run its stores. Not surprisingly, WalMart announced the 3 stores that were planned but not yet started will not be coming to D.C.; they have not decided on the 3 that are already under construction. By the way the D.C. city council includes Hizzoner Marion "Bitch Set me up" Barry, convicted felon and crack smoking whoremonger.
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    It's a little worse than you described. Other big box stores that already exist were to be exempt from the ordinance. The key is that the other stores are unionized.
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