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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not some stereotypical libertarian, with canned responses.
    I've already said, that if you expect that, you won't find it with me.

    What you're doing is baiting and it won't work.
    So under capitalism what are the reasons for someone not being rich?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    So under capitalism what are the reasons for someone not being rich?
    Ability, circumstance, life choices, faults of nature, etc.
    Many, many reasons.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    So under capitalism what are the reasons for someone not being rich?
    1) They aren't rich yet.



    That pretty much sums it up.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    So under capitalism what are the reasons for someone not being rich?
    The goods/services that they provide are not in high demand.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The goods/services that they provide are not in high demand.
    Oh so its their own fault then

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    Oh so its their own fault then
    Mostly, yes. That is not to say that being poor (or rich), or not being as rich (or poor) as another, is a permanent condition - life is subject to change. As ones skills, ideas and life experiences improve (or deteriorate) so may their lot in life. Luck is what we call the situation where opportunity meets preparedness; opportunity is largely beyond our control as it often depends on outside circumstances, however preparedness is largely up to us.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The goods/services that they provide are not in high demand.
    I don't understand why people don't understand this.

    Honestly I think they do it just happens to be an inconvenience to their argument, hence it is ignored. The fact that they ignore it shows how flawed their argument really is, hence their progressive philosophy.

    Look, anyone can work at Walmart...... Hell, in a couple of hours I'm about to replace a door - can those who work at Walmart do that? No they cant - at least 95% of them cant. However the guy can replace the door can work at Walmart.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I don't understand why people don't understand this.

    Honestly I think they do it just happens to be an inconvenience to their argument, hence it is ignored. The fact that they ignore it shows how flawed their argument really is, hence their progressive philosophy.

    Look, anyone can work at Walmart...... Hell, in a couple of hours I'm about to replace a door - can those who work at Walmart do that? No they cant - at least 95% of them cant. However the guy can replace the door can work at Walmart.
    That is true. However most Walmart workers can be trained to replace a door. Is it not odd that most public school educations "prepare" one for a Walmart job (or a McJob) but not to replace a door, balance a checkbook, prepare a personal budget or apply for a better job?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That is true. However most Walmart workers can be trained to replace a door. Is it not odd that most public school educations "prepare" one for a Walmart job (or a McJob) but not to replace a door, balance a checkbook, prepare a personal budget or apply for a better job.
    Sounds like the Home Economics class needs more of this and less of how to make Texas Sheet Cake.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That is true. However most Walmart workers can be trained to replace a door. Is it not odd that most public school educations "prepare" one for a Walmart job (or a McJob) but not to replace a door, balance a checkbook, prepare a personal budget or apply for a better job?
    Sure, many people can learn how to replace a door and install it, however most have no desire to learn that trade - they want to bitch about their job stocking shelves because they feel $8.50 an hour is "unfair."

    If they want more goddamn money they can go learn something that will pay them more money and if they're too stupid to realize that then no - they're too stupid to learn how to put in a door.

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