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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    I think you are also assuming that individuals who do not want to work government jobs are just being greedy.
    No. I don't work for the government anymore because I am too lazy to do 8:30-5:30 5 days a week. If labor costs are not controlled, then healthcare prices are not going to be controlled. That is just the reality.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

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    Free college tuition and a living stipend could be magnets for those willing to go to medical school but do not want to be stridled down with debt. Just because you are not one of them, does not mean it would not work with others. Tuition reimbursements are a big tool in getting people to do public jobs already like law and education. Not everyone is in it just for a fat paycheck.
    But let me ask you a question. If you were being told that your pay check should be cut by 30% to control costs of whatever, would you just go with it?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    No. I don't work for the government anymore because I am too lazy to do 8:30-5:30 5 days a week. If labor costs are not controlled, then healthcare prices are not going to be controlled. That is just the reality.
    Regulation, fraud, overconsumption and malpractice costs are a far bigger and more immediate problem.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    But let me ask you a question. If you were being told that your pay check should be cut by 30% to control costs of whatever, would you just go with it?
    It depends on how much I was making. I am self-employed these days via a few different enterprises. In my worldview, labor is the most significant cost that is malleable. I would prefer doctors make less rather than we start running needles through the dishwasher, because that has not worked out so well for places like China. It is not always a matter of cutting what someone today makes. It is a matter of time--having pay scales and not allowing the next generation to shoulder as much of the burden in exchange for lower wages over their career.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Regulation, fraud, overconsumption and malpractice costs are a far bigger and more immediate problem.
    How are you going to control the latter three without more of the first one?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    It depends on how much I was making.
    Why? ........
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    It depends on how much I was making. I am self-employed these days via a few different enterprises. In my worldview, labor is the most significant cost that is malleable. I would prefer doctors make less rather than we start running needles through the dishwasher, because that has not worked out so well for places like China. It is not always a matter of cutting what someone today makes. It is a matter of time--having pay scales and not allowing the next generation to shoulder as much of the burden in exchange for lower wages over their career.
    I don't know who is suggesting that we start running needles through the dishwasher. I'd rather we reign in medical malpractice and get rid of insurance companies before we start talking about how much doctors should make.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    How are you going to control the latter three without more of the first one?
    You can reign in 2&4 by protecting doctors in courts. There is a difference between laws and regulations. Overconsumption is more or less a product of the other three.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    [QUOTE=Fisher;1061220009]It depends on how much I was making. I am self-employed these days via a few different enterprises. In my worldview, labor is the most significant cost that is malleable. [QUOTE] Since the topic is the pay of Walmart workers, they should just suck it up to afford the rest of us low prices... correct?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Why? ........
    Because if I were getting an insane amount of dough for writing prescriptions, I might would be willing to take a pay cut. It isn't like I never do anything for free or at a loss out of the goodness of my stone-cold heart. If student loans are a burden and that burden could be removed by taking less pay over a career then it seems like a sound exchange to me.

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