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Areas that Wal-Mart now also was robbed the legendary consumer advocate Ralph Nader wants the world's biggest -- Allard said to pay its workers more.
And he was in Washington DC's mayor -- signed a bill that would force all big box retailers including Wal-Mart.
To do just that the City Council -- passing the large -- accountability act.
So long that a Wal-Mart nick saying 3-D C store expenses.
Ralph Nader says there's just threat.
They should still pay the money now.
-- good to have you back.
Thank you -- I'm you know I -- that -- did it.
-- good intense and sometimes backfire whenever you were sentiment regarding our Wal-Mart paying higher wages if they just leave DC.
And they know wages what you want.
Whether there's a bank for cooperatives they can support the establishment of food co ops good modern food -- -- and those areas that are underserved.
3000 jobs would they make up for 3000 jobs likely lost.
Well pharma are there more labor intensive costs in the automated.
Yeah thoughts when it appeared that -- they didn't appear.
No that's because.
The powers that be in DC like big box stores.
The -- but -- the council not the council the council just voted dude didn't have to step -- It's a good move because the head of Wal-Mart makes 111000 dollars an hour.
That's a lot more than at a Wal-Mart made 9068.
-- -- million Wal-Mart workers today.
Making less than inflation adjusted wages and Wal-Mart workers made 1968.
They have necessities of life DC is a high priced operation -- new if you work for less than what the talk show host made 1960 -- Let's get real here.
But -- -- -- yeah I don't know where you're in that Ralph I notice abilities more.
-- the the workers in that expenses city but what about the average folks who work in that city.
Cool are faced with high consumer prices every day.
And Wal-Mart would it's more dollar prescription drugs that you -- the low price everyday items in a city that offers -- but where where's their relief.
Well they can still open up Wal-Mart nobody's twisting their arm -- paying ten dollars and 25 cents to twelve.
Fifteen and Ontario and whatever and underwhelming arguing and saying no Rodney did it and Wal-Mart -- And add follows good on its threat then then where did those consumers go where today go for that relief.
What did -- -- shop where they're shopping now they go over the border into Maryland -- go on to other parts of the Mozilla and -- but I think you have to -- got subway or a bus to get a deal what Wal-Mart could have -- right in your home.
It tells -- the politicians have not been operating.
To get good retail stores and those -- As they finally did to get more day with giant foods and it would be any different route that it -- Wal-Mart where unionized with the council of ever.
Cause so much as a dust up over that's.
The what he's got several hours and entering what does that tell you probably could tell it tells me that it should be no double standard.
Between an anti union Wal-Mart -- the living wages and a unionized giant food.
Or Safeway paying union what unionized paying living legends -- that you are -- you you loads and -- -- Riordan edit it do you use you you practice what you preach.
You've never recognized or enriched -- what you've tried to target all your life abuses in corporate America.
So that's my problem here is -- -- That with the best of intentions that.
You all are missing the obvious that if those workers were so abused you probably think -- Ralph Nader's -- -- chain to cash registers or store selves I don't see that I see a lot of people grateful for the job grateful for the opportunity.
And yet you're -- but you know likening them to indentured servant.
Well yeah I mean as a whole a -- background for the minimum wage deal is if you work a full time.
You should have enough money to beat the bare necessities of life.
And that's not possible -- Wal-Mart every while -- is subsidized per year by a million to two million dollars in taxpayer money how.
Because they -- their low paid workers who can't make good on Wal-Mart wages how to give food stamps earned income credit housing subsidies.
And and I'm not sure early way early so it's -- reality that well it's an average wage beads and -- what it would be in 1968 adjusted forward ten dollars and fifty cents an hour is that too much pass.
Going back the 1968.
When they had a Wal-Mart and his cohorts are making thousands of dollars and one yard line says it is to hang on average that at well north of that rob -- Ozuna.
Because that -- average in your Smart enough to know that you could drown in a river was an average depth of three feet right.
They bring in supervisory managerial.
And executive and they roll -- into the average.
They don't give you the media if they gave me the media and a million out of one point four million Wal-Mart workers in the US.
Are making less than there they made all right -- -- 68 all right.
I just look around right if the choice was then between higher wage for those workers and a higher price on all sorts of goods and Washington DC shoppers.
You would tell those DC shoppers.
I think you can live with this I think for the betterment of mankind.
You would do this.
If they shift although wages increased to twelve dollars an -- consider paying twelve an hour.
The economic study showed that is if they don't take it out of there are thousands of dollars per hour boss wages if they -- -- all to the consumer.
Who will be 46 cents per shopper trip.
46 cents per -- trip.
More -- when did you get -- that what did you get that number around.
Give me the citation for it's an -- well documented OK number two.
More consumer demand means more wages more.
-- more jobs it's a great economic stimulus it doesn't cost the taxpayer indeed it saves attacks here.
Good season low wage workers don't have to go on housing assistance -- much and -- stamps and all the rest of it.
And by the way if you want the details on this and answered your question time for a -- dot org.
That's the key web site and we've established he didn't mention my new book I apologize.
Well again look at all in his own -- I -- -- -- -- raid that our meal if you read this book you become a new O'Neal.
Well I just found out that other anchors here repaid -- so that's pissing me off but Tom it's always good having you my friend agree or disagree never disagreeable Ralph Nader.
Thank you very very much.
You're welcome thanks Laura.
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