Talking Points

July 30, 2006

Judge rules on Wal-Mart

Filed under: Talking Points memo — talkingpoints @ 3:14 pm

A Judge in Maryland rules on the war against Wal-Mart – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo. 

Democrats in Maryland, at the urging of their union comrades, crafted legislation specifically targeting Wal-Mart.  Punitive law would have forced the company to spend at least 8% of its payroll on health care, or pay the difference to the State in taxes. 

Republican Governor Robert Urlich vetoed the measure, but the liberals who run the legislature, over rode his veto. 

Well, on Wednesday, District Judge Jay Fridrick Motts, found the law invalid because Wal-Mart was already bound by Federal Laws governing health and retirement benefits. He ruled that the Maryland law would have imposed legally congestible injury upon Wal-Mart. 

Maryland liberals pulled a fast one arguing that their attempt to hi-jack Wal-Mart’s health benefits was just a “payroll tax”.

 But the Judge saw through that.  He ruled that the purpose was to force Wal-Mart to increase the level of its health care benefits.  

Instead of doing everything in their power to encourage Wal-Mart – the States #1 employer, to keep growing and hiring – the liberal insurgents in Maryland’s government vowed to appeal the ruling, wasting even more tax payers money.  Even in defeat, their brazen disregard for the law and hatred for Wal-Mart is surpassed only by their arrogance.  

But a High-5 to Judge Motts – you nailed it my friend! 

And that’s the memo.


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