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11-25-2004, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by BlackRedGold
Lower wages don't mean anything other then increasing the Waltons' bank account even faster. Walmart prices their products at what they feel is the optimal price. Their employees wages have very little to do with it.

Where else is the single mother supposed to work when Wal-Mart enters the small town and drives all the other stores into bankruptcy?
Poppycock! If you pay the employees more money, then your bottom line decreases. Therefore to recoup those losses (however insignificant in your opinion), Walmart would raise prices. I'm not interested in that.

Secondly, you underestimate the intelligence of single mothers and their ability to find meaningful work at a decent wage. If the only place she can find a job is Walmart, then maybe she deserves what she currently earns.

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