xAs for the cost to the government (taxpayers) a recent article stated the cost in Wisconsin of a single Walmart store could be up to $900,000 if the employees sign-up for the government programs because of their low wages.
I would be curious if it would be profitable to run a completely self-sufficient (economically) grocery on base. Sales would have to cover the building (rent, maintenance etc.), the utilities, the miscellaneous supplies, expenses etc., employee salaries … everything. There would still be the convenience of location/proximity to the base population but absent of the government subsidy.
If a large grocery chain (Safeway, Krogers, WalMart, etc.) could provide the same foodstuffs at the same price I could not see justifying DECA. It would have to probably be regional (except for WalMart). SecDef Rumsfeld once said (paraphrasing): "Why am I running supermarkets, childcare, schools, and housing areas?"
Something to consider...
"Never force a fart in Djibouti"..."Always marry your second wife first"..."If anyone says that you're not a team player, maybe they're on the wrong team"..."You can gold plate a turd and it's still a turd"
Nevermind the fact that none of that has anything to do with servicemembers shopping there or at any other local supermarket.
BTW Joe, ever get around to looking up what an AAFES cashier gets paid?
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)