Always high prices at Wal-Mart. Always.

by Sal on January 13, 2006

in Politics

At least in Maryland. The Maryland state legislature overturned the governor’s veto today on a bill that would require companies with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least 8% of their revenue on health care for their employees. While not specifically mentioning Wal-Mart in the bill, it was widely known to be targeting Wal-Mart.

While I’m not a fan of Wal-Mart (not for political or moral reasons, but rather because I just don’t care for the Wal-Mart stores in my area from the point of view of a shopper), no company should be forced to pay for a specific amount of health care. Most of Wal-Mart’s employees are part time people who do not require health care.

This will force Wal-Mart to raise its prices, as any restrictions on corporations are always passed to the consumer. Welcome to the People’s Republic of Maryland.

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