Why Walmart Won’t Open Two New Stores in DC


Check out this article over at Townhall.com. Townhall quoted the Washington Post in their article:

Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), head of the council’s finance committee, sat in on the meeting Friday morning with Walmart officials and Brian Kenner, Bowser’s deputy mayor for planning and economic development.

Evans said that, behind closed doors, Walmart officials were more frank about the reasons the company was downsizing. He said the company cited the District’s rising minimum wage, now at $11.50 an hour and possibly going to $15 an hour if a proposed ballot measure is successful in November. He also said a proposal for legislation requiring D.C. employers to pay into a fund for family and medical leave for employees, and another effort to require a minimum amount of hours for hourly workers were compounding costs and concerns for the retailer.

“They were saying, ‘How are we going to run the three stores we have, let alone build two more?’ ” Evans said.

It does NOT matter how many times liberal politicians and bureaucrats are hit with REAL LIFE reasons their policies fail…they will continue to push them and push them and push them. And that, unfortunately includes liberal Republicans who love big government, they just feel they know better than Democrats how to run one. 

When career politicians and bureaucrats have no experience running a business and making payroll, they just will NOT get how harmful their unending number of regulations are. They sort of get it, they roll it around in their heads for a few minutes here and there, but even if they do get it, they figure it’s all good. It’s all for the common good. And when businesses collapse DIRECTLY due to the onerous regulations, no big deal to them. Just to the families of those associated with the businesses.

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