Think Like A Democrat


This article from the Washington (DC) Times is the encapsulation of Democrat Entitlement Philosophy:

Residents say Wal-Mart hurt them, District by reneging

Bewildered and disappointed, residents near the planned Skyland Town Center in Southeast say Wal-Mart slighted them when it reneged on a deal to build a much-needed store where they live after having built three stores in thriving neighborhoods.

Many said that the 600 jobs the retail giant would have created could have uplifted the community.

“I was shocked. They hurt this area bad,” said George Winfield, a 15-year resident of the neighborhood. “A lot of people were depending on Wal-Mart for jobs.”


Wal-Mart announced Friday that it will not move forward in building two stores in Ward 7, eliminating the creation of hundreds of jobs for residents and millions in tax revenue for the city. The retail chain’s decision to pull out of the Capitol Gateway Marketplace in Northeast and Skyland Town Center in Southeast came as part of a larger plan to close 269 stores around the world.

Ms. Gilbert noted that city officials used eminent domain to take over the old Skyland Shopping Center in the early 2000s, promising to revitalize the struggling Southeast neighborhood by delivering new businesses and employment opportunities. She said Wal-Mart’s decision only offers residents another round of broken promises and trashed hopes.

“We’re trying to grow and develop, but they seem to keep tearing us down,” Ms. Gilbert said.

Greg Harris, a 13-year resident of the neighborhood, said D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser should do everything she can to hold Wal-Mart to the deal to which they agreed.

“They promised these jobs,” he said. “They should have held to that promise.”

“The mayor needs to hold Wal-Mart to their word,” Mr. Winfield said.

Ms. Bowser on Friday said she was “blood mad” about Wal-Mart’s decision, and D.C. Council member Vincent Orange, at-large Democrat, said the city should sue the retailer for breaking a lease at Skyland.

First of all, it’s “Walmart” not “Wal-Mart”. They changed the name years ago. Just look at the picture at the top of the article.


The people in the article aren’t mad because Walmart closed a store, they’re pissed because they decided not to build one. They talk as if Walmart owed them something.

Walmart exists for one simple reason – to make money for its owners. Even though you can buy stock in Walmart the majority of the shares are held by the heirs of Sam Walton, who founded the chain in Arkansas in 1962:

Walmart is the world’s largest company by revenue, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2014, as well as the biggest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees. Walmart is a family-owned business, as the company is controlled by the Walton family. Sam Walton’s heirs own over 50 percent of Walmart through their holding company, Walton Enterprises, and through their individual holdings.[9] It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies by market value,[10] and is also the largest grocery retailer in the U.S. In 2015, it generated 59.8 percent of its US$288 billion sales in the U.S. from its grocery business.[11]

The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the company rose from a regional to a national giant. By 1988, Walmart was the most profitable retailer in the U.S.[12] and by October 1989, it had become the largest in terms of revenue.

If there is anything that liberals and progressives hate more than America it’s a successful business, and boy do they hate Walmart. Usually they are fighting to keep Walmart out of an area, but here they are upset because Walmart didn’t want to build a couple brand new stores in an inner-city ghetto.

Ward 7 is one of the poorest and most segregated parts of the District of Columbia. It’s one of those places the tour buses don’t go in a town that gets lots of tourists. That is ironic considering that six of the ten wealthiest counties in America surround Washington D.C.

A lot of people were depending on Wal-Mart for jobs” reveals more than just the dire economic situation. It reveals a mind-set. How can people be depending on jobs that haven’t even been created yet? Why do people wait for jobs to come to them? Why stay in a slum?

Greg Harris, a 13-year resident of the neighborhood, said D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser should do everything she can to hold Wal-Mart to the deal to which they agreed.

“They promised these jobs,” he said. “They should have held to that promise.”

“The mayor needs to hold Wal-Mart to their word,” Mr. Winfield said.

When all else fails, have the government make them do it!

I’m pretty sure if Walmart thought they would be turning a profit with that store they would be moving Heaven and Earth to get it opened. So why did they change their minds about building there?

On top of three current D.C. Walmart stores already doing worse than expected, Walmart is backing out of the other two because the cost of doing business in DC is just too high. The DC minimum wage is already an inflated $11.50 an hour, and that could jump to $15 in November. Naturally the left-wing Washington Post buries that inconvenient news under more than a dozen paragraphs:

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.

Thanks to the Left’s stupid economic policies, hundreds of jobs that would have paid $7.25 an hour and up, are now gone. Hundreds of people in DC’s inner-cities that would have had work will now make nothing. Other than left-wing demagogues like the Washington Post and Democrat politicians, who are these policies helping?

Sounds like racism. Walmart hates black people.

Image: Striking Walmart workers gather during a rally to protest unsafe working conditions and poor wages outside a Walmart store in Pico Rivera

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55 Responses to Think Like A Democrat

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    I guess I should have mentioned that Washington D.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party.

  2. lyn says:

    Oregon is trying to do the same thing with minimum wages–$15.52 for Portland and $13.50 for the rest of the state by 2022.

  3. lyn says:

    I like this.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Years ago a couple of traveling robbers were robbing their way across the country when they made the mistake of robbing a cop bar in Los Angeles. They didn’t know it was a cop bar until they found themselves staring at a bunch of off-duty firearms.

      The funniest part of the story is when the off-duty cops called the local precinct to come pick up the prisoners, the dispatchers thought it was a joke and wouldn’t send anyone.

  4. Myiq2xu says:

    If we really want to help the poor people in Washington DC we would help them relocate to places where they can find jobs. Then left the gentrifiers move into those run-down neighborhoods the poor are moving out of and rebuild them.

  5. Underwhelmed says:

    And the stupid, it just keeps on doubling down … no wonder Sanders has followers. The moronifcation of the populace continues as scheduled.

  6. lyn says:

    For those donkey Dems:

  7. DandyTIger says:

    Reminds me of Sam Kinison’s routine about moving out of the desert:

  8. Myiq2xu says:

    Why don’t major retailers want to build in our inner cities?

    CVS didn’t kill Freddy Gray.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    OMG, Breaking News ! (okay, not really) This story has been stewing all day on my newsfeeds, Spike Lee, then Jada Pinkett Smith….boycotting the Oscars because too damn white…or something. Jerks.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Someone call the Whaaaambulance. Apparently my give a damn broke.

    • elliesmom says:

      Do you think anyone will notice if they don’t go?

    • leslie says:

      I wonder whether the Red Carpet will be littered with #BLM signs and protestors. Is there a special pin or symbol Cartier or Faberge will design for the lies who were nominated on this year’s competition? Can you imagine what BLM peeps would say if a POC were nominated and did not win? Think about last year and “Selma”. They were pissed that the only nod that “Selma” rec,d was for the song – which won, btw. And they still complained and they had considered to boycott last year.

      • lizzy says:

        I think a boycott is a wonderful idea. How much press do you think they will get off the red carpet. But then again who cares about the Oscars these days and even fewer people care about sore losers. When we are facing such devastating anxiety, who cares about tantrums from overpaid actors.

  10. Myiq2xu says:

    • 49erDweet says:

      Frey was a neat guy. Met him several times over the years when he’d entertain the volunteers at the Pebble Beach National Pro Am. A gentleman. Scratch golfer, too.

  11. Myiq2xu says:

  12. elliesmom says:

    Democrats have a hard time understanding the purpose of a business is to make money. Along the way the business might provide jobs for some people, solve a problem society needs solved, or provide a good or service that provides comfort or pleasure. Without a profit that’s adequate enough to support the risk any owner/investors take, the business isn’t going to happen. It’s why Bernie’s plan to force pharmaceutical companies to reduce their profits is a unicorn fart. Without an opportunity for great profits, there will not be enough incentive for take the enormous risks involved in bringing a new drug to the market. There’s a reason why most new drugs originate in the US.

  13. Myiq2xu says:

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Fucking idiots.

    • DandyTIger says:

      OK, what’s the protest this time? Look at me? Not enough attention? Someone’s life matters more than others? More free stuff? I think we’ve long since jumped the shark on all the special snowflakes. Don’t give a fuck.

      Hey, you know what, if you protesters all jump off the bridge, then we’d listen. Go head. Would I lie?

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Silly rabbit! Progs don’t sacrifice themselves, they are too important for that. They sacrifice other people.

      • Lildoggy4u says:

        I listened to a wonderful interview today with the gentleman who runs a fried chicken restaurant the MLK loved in Altanta. Apparently Andrew Young still eats there regularly. The man told stories of Dr King but especially about the owners of that restaurant and how they would bail out the kids who had been arrested, feed them and then call their parents to pick them up. He lamented about how the young people today hadn’t learned anything of what MLK taught and how sad it was. I was almost brought to tears by his words.
        I guess we can blame the education system for teaching the anger and hate while leaving out nonviolence and Dr. King’s dream of not being judged by the color of your skin. Obama never learned these things even tho his parents met on the bridge in Selma /snark.
        It was on NPR and of course when he said that they glossed right over what he was saying.

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  15. Myiq2xu says:

    Apparently Marco is a member of a weird cult called “Catholicism”

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  18. Kathy says:

    Exactly,,the higher order of giving is doing it anonymously. And the highest is to anonymous.
    Find the needy person a job.

  19. Dora says:

    Another reason not to vote for her.

    Eric Holder endorses HIllary, criticizes Bernie. Hillary arrives w Holder at Dem Debate. Is he now her VP choice?

  20. Dora says:

    Hannity interviews Jerry Falwell Jr about the almost endorsement of Donald Trump at Liberty University

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