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Thread: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    I asked for proof of that in a previous post.
    Yes, and I explained it to you. Or are you going to argue that employee pay is NOT connected to profits?
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

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    Of course they can. Exxon can spend $5 billion on campaign ads supporting Romney any time they want, directly out of corporate funds, even if it bankrupts the company (well, assuming the board doesn't prevent it). Do you think that is not an effective contribution to Romney?
    More silliness from you?

    BTW, paying for an ad and giving money to a campaign are two different animals.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yes, and I explained it to you. Or are you going to argue that employee pay is NOT connected to profits?
    Payroll is overhead, so no, employees aren't connected to profits.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yes, and I explained it to you. Or are you going to argue that employee pay is NOT connected to profits?
    You can explain anything you want, proving it is another story.

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    Sorry, Bubba, but the fact is that campaign contributions come off the company's bottom line, and the bottom line is what determines how much the company can pay its employees.
    Please prove that the money spent on political donations would come to me if it hadn't gone to the political donations. It's your assertion, prove it or don't. If you can't we'll just file your argument under more BS!
    Last edited by Prof. Peabody; 06-12-12 at 08:48 PM.
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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    [...] BTW, paying for an ad and giving money to a campaign are two different animals.
    A rational person knows that it is not.

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When the voters don't vote your way, it's "mob rule"?
    Might want to do a little historical reading on the founders reasoning in choosing a representative form of government for the country, versus 'direct democracy'.

    Or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Might want to do a little historical reading on the founders reasoning in choosing a representative form of government for the country, versus 'direct democracy'.

    Or not
    An election for a State's governor is representative democracy. Mob rule (direct democracy) would be if they put a single policy or issue up to public majority vote to decide. The voters of Wisconsin voted for their governor (twice) to represent them, and he is now enacting his policies, as he was elected to do. His policies aren't up for citizen majority (mob rules/direct democracy) vote.

    The people of Wisconsin are getting what they want (voted for), that's a good thing. What would be bad is if they didn't get what they wanted (voted for), as is the case with too many politicians.
    Last edited by The Man; 06-12-12 at 09:32 PM.

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

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    Might want to do a little historical reading on the founders reasoning in choosing a representative form of government for the country, versus 'direct democracy'.

    Or not
    I'm sure you understand the concept of 'state sovereignty' and the founder's desire to avoid influence on said.

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yes, and I explained it to you. Or are you going to argue that employee pay is NOT connected to profits?
    what an interesting question. Are you suggesting that if my business does not make a profit one month, I am not obligated to pay my employees for their labor during that time period?

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

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    what an interesting question. Are you suggesting that if my business does not make a profit one month, I am not obligated to pay my employees for their labor during that time period?
    No, I am telling you that if you don't make any profit for a period of time your employees won't be getting any raises, and may in fact get a pay cut, or a pink slip.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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