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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
OpinionJournal - The Western Front: "Always High Taxes The war on Wal-Mart is really about expanding government."
posted by Jack Mercer @ 2/28/2006 09:52:00 PM  
  • At 3/01/2006 10:44:00 AM, Blogger Smorgasbord said…

    That's an interesting article. I find this Wal-Mart issue to be perplexing. I haven't formed a strong opinion one way or the other yet.

    I can say that, despite Miniter's objections, the law requiring companies of over 10,000 employees to pay 8% of their payroll on health care seems like a good one to me.

    As it stands now, Wal-Mart engages in "questionable" practices by hiring two part time workers to do one full time worker's job. This allows them to avoid paying benefits. Because there are now two part time workers making paltry incomes which can't possibly support them, and they have no health care coverage, Wal-Mart actually suggests they get on welfare. Now the burden is shifted to the taxpayer.

    I understand Miniter's reservations. This legislation is government forcing private industry's hand, but what are the alternatives? I'm honestly not sure, and I haven't heard any as of yet.

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