Marion Barry Defends Walmart Vote in ...

Marion Barry Defends Walmart Vote in Washington

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Marion Barry, former Washington D.C. mayor and now city councilman, is standing by his vote to raise the district's minimum wage for large retailers-a move that throws a wrench in Walmart's plans to open its doors in the nation's capital.

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#1 Jul 13, 2013
A story and video about the political life and times of Marion Barry and his role in the decision by Walmart to pull out of its plan to build six stores in Washington, DC.

The decision was based on Barry and the rest of the city council demanding through the Living Wage bill that Walmart and other box stores be subject to a minimum wage rate of $12.50 an hour instead of the $8.25 that is currently the law for all other businesses, rendering the project unviable.

It's another example of politicians doing what is best for politicians to the detriment of the people they represent!

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