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RE: For What Office Is Wal-Mart Running?

By on 8.17.06 | 1:21PM

Oh, but Dave, it can be such a profitable strategy in the short run. That's why Wal-Mart's CEO has urged an increase in the minimum wage. In the long-run, of course, you give the left more power to determine what you can and cannot pay employees. But in the short-run, such a policy makes labor costs higher for Wal-Mart's competitors--you know, all those Mom-N-Pops the left always accuses Wal-Mart of driving out of business? They go out of business, and Wal-Mart expands its market share.

Of course, getting the left to understand that about the minimum wage makes one feel like the proverbial one-legged man at the a** kicking contest.

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