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Forget about the nation's capital going up the Wal-Mart is this -- Going to be going to.
Hello everyone I'm Charles -- at -- Neil Cavuto.
And all eyes on the DC mayor right now who holds the key to kill this massive minimal wage hike on big clock ring tellers.
Six of those retail is joining Wal-Mart this week the fight it.
As activists look to take these hikes in nationwide but.
Will that just have jobs taking a hike had been signed -- Michelle -- -- -- along with Adam -- end.
Charlie Gasparino Gary -- Let's hope -- DC mayor gets it right and beat host this stupidity look Wal-Mart.
One of -- great business models have our.
They'll cash generating machine.
Creates -- jobs left and right.
Contributes to communities and anchor for all the businesses.
No -- dictate to them what they -- what they should pay people so all of a sudden they can't hire as many this is a bad thing that would set a bad precedent that gets through for the rest of the country.
Right well speaking of a president Ben listen we do have -- wage across the country.
If all of a sudden it was twelve dollars and fifty cent would that help -- job market -- hurt the job market.
It -- heard it planet an awful lot of businesses that I've read on a slender margin to -- used -- -- by 50%.
Would be quite a -- to them but I'm more concerned about the consumers Charles.
In Washington DC there a couple of thousand Wal-Mart employees at most whereas there are hundreds of thousands of customers.
And they get great bargains they -- and get great value Wal-Mart.
Everything should be looked deadly stand by the consumer and the consumer will suffered terribly of Wal-Mart pulls out of Washington.
It -- it means higher for Ben you're absolutely right it means higher prices for consumers.
Who are struggling who could use lower prices.
It will mean fewer jobs in these communities it is GS a stunning attack on Wal-Mart by Democrats.
And their union allies just going after this business could they have not been able to unionize that.
And luckily for the American people folks love shopping at Wal-Mart and they love shopping at all the businesses that pop up around wal -- that's the one thing is gonna prevent this from going national.
Charlie kind of murmured a little bit -- -- got a way to defend its not like -- It's -- and it's it's a tax hike -- poor people I mean.
You know -- you take out the yuppies that lobbyists that live in Washington repealing it is -- media that we -- work for government work for the subsidiaries of government to make a lot of money what Washington's a very poor community.
Lot's of poor people there this is clearly -- -- -- and listen I'm all for unions.
For higher wages that's negotiation if you push too hard guess what you got you got order union's negotiating with the with the automobile manufactures and and you get Detroit.
Where there's no jobs and -- and the city goes bankrupt this is different this is government our imposition of higher average.
You know out of in I mean that's the point though across the country.
You don't -- all parts of open up they provided jobs they -- it does consumers with opportunities to buy things that they may have never been able to buy before.
It felt like the -- just don't make that connection.
I don't think we need to you know debate they'll glorify Wal-Mart or or or attack Wal-Mart now -- -- -- -- you know us Bob a lot of the -- increase.
I don't think this -- increase in the minimum wage it doesn't strike may have been -- I wanted to mid air waves about make a plug her brother's memoir my -- that -- can pick up 13% hike in their wages.
Well as I would say I don't that strikes me as not being particularly fair in May be illegal so this doesn't look to me like a good move.
Now I don't fault the unions for you for fighting back against Wal-Mart -- -- Wal-Mart uses all of its power.
To fight union so it strikes me as intelligent but this is that you needed this -- -- -- my -- anyway.
They -- this is that government it position.
Of higher wages is a little scary to not be you know negotiating well that's -- listen you know because when you're union you negotiate you know how far you can push -- -- too far sure.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- I think for you to say that it's a government position is it's your nonsense -- -- -- everything the government what is if there's any kind of -- in law anytime.
Governments they will think slowly as it happened along the government in position -- yeah.
A lot could not have been way in -- from an event.
The items Adam here as super Smart guy and by the -- -- resign -- go -- -- apple -- is brilliant.
But I I think but I -- kind of day you go they welcome the you know -- was like well like with all due respect.
With all due respect -- this -- government -- -- the government made law that is government imposing a much higher wage and.
Talking now -- -- the -- way.
We got a little lead we may have otherwise we are the -- -- -- here.
I totally and Jeff got a bit like today's strong union and the union is we all thought you know getting you know now we're -- -- yeah.
Otherwise hello I'm and -- my credit.
Paraphrase Reagan was saying -- a bit you're a great writer when it comes to technology but when -- -- call more -- when it comes as hundreds -- it could help off off off off the bottom of the -- -- even though I'm not only do.
-- the -- tactic by -- leadership in one sitting in this country.
This specifically goes after Wal-Mart -- exemptions in this law to companies like Safeway.
And other supermarkets.
That's on that little alleged that aren't all that.
I don't want to bring their payback game because they're okay now -- what's second you know what we already so lamenting that -- -- Boomtown there's no doubt that it is.
Ward eight -- Marion Barry is a councilman has 38%.
Poverty the highest in thirty years it is so nuts for places like that read by the way there a million -- -- country.
To deny people a job to deny people access -- things that will make a lot more comfortable this releasing suicidal and mean spirited.
I imagine just a few people deciding for people that would lined up for jobs at -- more immediately to get those jobs and by the way around the country.
The last -- look back it was like seven and a half dollars.
All the minimum wage so there above -- I think the highest that is -- at this point of climate in one or two states that this is just ridiculous you let into Merkel a few people dictate policy right it's what your politics.
And only evil killers in the Hollywood well we are so that they are well president well that he's not a lot of money twelfth.
I don't want to like them like they don't want what you're gonna.
You brought that up -- -- -- denying -- -- twelve campaign is not necessarily a lot but I tell -- it's a lot more than zero bright it's a lot more right.
They're a -- -- -- this week Charles.
The big problem is not that it's twelve feet made a big problem that is that the government is forcing it down people's -- 1250 is.
Barely a livable wage.
And you know who works in a mural art you know it's like the poor people by that district right well there's a lot of -- there -- you're not -- open journalistically sort of the real problem is not -- they should get together union unionize.
And fight for a livable way or they should give.
Another boat people -- Not not demanded that Baghdad a real quick Adam what's -- what will be a good thing about this and other courts it from from any point that you want to look at whether it's business yet from a site he's -- of it what would be the net positive -- this.
I'll tell you I'll take his -- couple -- -- point which is that you know Wal-Mart has benefited communities around the nation.
A lot of communities around the nation whose main streets have been god it would beg to differ now without making a value judgment what I'll say is.
They might like to have asked is this what we want our community to look like.
Washington DC is saying we don't want our community to look like this double Wal-Mart now.
I'm not present -- -- they didn't really -- you have Wal-Mart.
But that but a lot of -- highlighted -- the -- would have liked right.
-- -- counseling center that -- of people.
-- -- -- not having not not parents going through this very thing was they struggled and went out of business trying to compete with Wal-Mart and Sam's Club ultimately.
The community benefitted from the lower prices and the jobs that were created and that's a story.
That the unions have hung their hat on for decades and that note that you just don't see that much anymore you have businesses that pop up around wal -- when they -- These dollar stores specifically target shopping centers.
New York and around these Wal-Mart they're job Israel but by the way did I don't think you -- a -- -- -- when -- -- Our story no matter which way will -- -- fourteenth -- -- PPP pay people 1215 hour there's no doubt about that given -- -- greater scale they can afford it.
While that's an entirely the particular sport that I can afford it takes to make high margin the bottom line you don't want -- -- they don't make -- and portable it.
Then let's -- yeah because they raise prices.
Right exactly they won't pass it on to the consumer how much -- they were dressed when directs the Wal-Mart business model and great prices on this be our -- or higher -- pale and I don't want to know -- no I don't think you're one of them -- Wait wait does that wages aren't big part I don't know that they will -- -- -- And it -- that -- -- that I don't know I don't know what you really need to uninstall coming in -- -- and people go and I all I can tell you guys it's a slippery slope and we start counting other people on the other companies money and tell them what they can and cannot afford okayed the cubs by the announcement testing at a.
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