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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Then what say should you have in it? We have witnessed exactly what unions, and meddling like this brings....See Hostess.
    But my post wasn't about unions, now was it? If you want to criticize my comment, criticize the wage system I presented.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Even the preference for essentials is some what subjective.
    I could be happy living in a one room, wood heated, no a/c shack, with well water.
    Others would find that impossible to tolerate.
    This isn't about a/c, heating, or bottled water. The definition that I'm using here is about essentials and necessities: such as safe/healthy housing, medicine, clothing of any decent standard, safe water, etc.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    And yet you refuse, or rather, are unable, to critique his beliefs past that. There's a reason Harrington was so credible - that is, he provided a sensible economic solution, using the Democratic Socialism often practiced Europe.

    He advocated for unionization, government set minimum wages, civil responsibility and workers' self management.

    It's not just me brother....Check out what Maurice Isserman, a professor of history at Hamilton College and the author of “The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington.” had to say in an open essay in the NYTimes on the man, and his views...

    As social theory, it is deeply flawed. Harrington’s culture-of-poverty thesis was at best ambiguous, at worst an impediment to making the case for what he regarded as the real solution. (In later books, he made no use of the term.)

    Essay - Michael Harrington - Warrior on Poverty - NYTimes.com
    The so called "war on Poverty" has been a dismal failure in this country, wasting trillions of dollars on a problem that the so called "champions of the poor" democrats have no real motivation to solve because it threatens their voting base to do so.

    Edwards was the last democrat to use this "Two America's" meme in any meaningful way, and was roundly defeated before he even made it to the grand stage. America rejects this division.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    But my post wasn't about unions, now was it? If you want to criticize my comment, criticize the wage system I presented.
    Then why'd you start it off with such predictable platitude?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    This isn't about a/c, heating, or bottled water. The definition that I'm using here is about essentials and necessities: such as safe/healthy housing, medicine, clothing of any decent standard, safe water, etc.
    I know what you're using and I said that can be just as subjective.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    This isn't about a/c, heating, or bottled water. The definition that I'm using here is about essentials and necessities: such as safe/healthy housing, medicine, clothing of any decent standard, safe water, etc.
    Walmart workers need to learn how to afford all that stuff on minimum wage.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I don't know. I've never said they DID deserve any of that.

    Dude, you seem to be intent on talking about something I've expressed no opinion on in this thread. Why is that?
    Great I'm glad to meet a conservative that believes that the rich do not deserve tax cuts. I'm happy.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    Great I'm glad to meet a conservative that believes that the rich do not deserve tax cuts. I'm happy.
    sigh...

    I've never said they do not deserve tax cuts.

    Does THAT make you happy?

    LOL!!!
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    Great I'm glad to meet a conservative that believes that the rich do not deserve tax cuts. I'm happy.
    yeah? Why don't they? Take a minute and read this....

    Examiner Editorial: If top 5% paid 40% of taxes, what is their 'fair' share? | WashingtonExaminer.com
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    But my post wasn't about unions, now was it? If you want to criticize my comment, criticize the wage system I presented.
    Based on your 7:1 formula, if the lowest walmart employee makes $8 per hour the CEO should make $56 per hour or about $114,000 per year.
    We have already ceded the Governments right to set a minimum wage, so I guess a maximum wage is not out of the question.
    I do think these types of price controls are a dangerous slippery slope.

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