Dissing Wal-Mart — The Left’s and Washington DC’s ‘War on the Poor’

Reverend_Billy_and_the_Church_of_Stop_Shopping_1 (1)Liberals are actively engaged in a War on the Poor. It’s no secret they want to keep their plantation full of ill- informed voters and a perpetual needy class. They have to have it. They thrive on it. Without the plantation the progressive agenda is a fail.

With the exception of a few million brain dead’s, when folks rely less on government and more on themselves they naturally gravitate toward conservative principles. Responsible, key word: responsible folks conserve their funds and allocate resources. Perhaps they don’t become conservative, ideologically like me, but it is a natural step of progression none the less.

The uber rich libs and law makers agitate with the battle cry of paying your fair share when in truth it never hurts them. The plantation dwellers echo these wails of despair and blindly follow the leader who gives them the most. Because, you know, its fair and all….

The idiot City Council in DC have just sealed a deal to ensure at least 1,800 people wont have the opportunity to move from the plantation. They have made certain that some poor folks will not pull themselves from poverty, learn a skill or understand the value of a dollar. The plantation folks don’t need to know that stuff, that’s what the smart idiots in Washington are for.

Wal-Mart has three stores under construction and three more planned for development in some poor districts of DC. The minimum wage in DC is $8.25. The city council decision would force Wal-Mart to pay their employees $12.50. As Marion “The crack smoking pimp” Berry put it; “a living wage”.

As a result, Wal-Mart will not be building the three prospective stores and are considering abandoning the three already under construction. Their response: “Wal-Mart will not pursue stores at Skyland, Capitol Gateway or New York Avenue if the LRAA is passed. What’s more, passage would also jeopardize the three stores already under construction, as we would thoroughly review the financial and legal implications of the bill on those projects.” According to the NRO these six stores would create approximately 1,800 jobs. So the big brains on the D.C. City Council have decided that zero jobs at $12.50 an hour is waaaaay better than 1,800 jobs at minimum wage. A minimum wage that is higher than any other minimum wage in the country.

Like them or not, Wal-Mart provides low cost goods and services to communities and individuals. They provide jobs and benefits to young and old alike. Retirees, people between jobs and those looking to supplement their income with part time positions. Not all positions are low skilled and low pay. The obvious need for managers and the like will exist at each of these locations. The only thing low pay really means is: “you gotta start somewhere”.

Ron Collins

About the author, Ron Collins: Ron Collins was born in '70. Raisin' chickens and shootin' groundhogs by 5. A little bit hillbilly, a little bit city boy, but always an unashamed and politically incorrect American. Best advice he took from his father: 'Find your heroes among American History not Hollywood or the sports arena.' View all articles by Ron Collins

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