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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.
    Count me in the mix. I dont believe ANYONE deserves tax cuts. If you are having tax cuts to stimulate an economy, then you damn sure better have across the board tax cuts. If you are just having tax cuts to buy votes...then they should ALL go away and we should maybe try actually PAYING for our government services for a change.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    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.
    The day people actually go out and create their own business is the day they can begin to dictate what a private business pays their CEOs. As a small business owner I can tell you that the day anyone presumes to tell me what i can clear as profit in relation to what I pay my staff is the day 11 employees will become unemployed and I will go back to being a two person office.

    Its always those that couldnt run a lemonade stand that think they REALLY understand how business should run.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I know what you're using and I said that can be just as subjective.
    That's good, but I'm saying that your subjectivity only goes so far.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    THIS JUST IN...

    WalMart managers demand better workers....
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Walmart workers need to learn how to afford all that stuff on minimum wage.
    How cold. Detachment and the absence of any sense of civil duty is not valid public policy.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Interesting article but you truly do not believe that the rich reports all their income do you?

    Report: $21 trillion hidden in offshore accounts

    Taxes, Offshore Accounts and Corruption

    Also one must consider the bigger picture when one looks at state and local taxes combined.

    Poor Americans Pay Double The State, Local Tax Rates Of Top One Percent
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    How cold. Detachment and the absence of any sense of civil duty is not valid public policy.
    Civil duty? What does that mean? Is there some law, or statute requiring certain things of business beyond what they already comply with that I don't know about?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Walmart Is America’s First Welfare Queen Superstore
    2012/07/20
    By Michael Hayne

    .....Walmart receives between 25 and 40 percent of all food stamp spending. Of course Walmart’s slave wages force all of its employees to depend heavily on $2.66 billion in government help every year. The company that brought in $448 billion in sales last year, the super concrete-laden seller of brightly colored crap, gobbles up food stamps faster than land. Walmart’s ridiculously low wages and deliberate underemployment keep their workers just rich enough to not be living in a dumpster co-op, but poor enough to be eligible for food stamps. Seeing as Walmart is the reason why countless Americans go on Food Stamps in the first place, one could say this is a low-cost orgy of irony.

    Here’s a closer look at how your favorite seller of lawn bag potato chips is blatantly exploiting tax-payer funded programs:


    Walmart’s intentionally low wages force employees to need approximately $420,000 per year, per store, totalling $2.66 BILLION annually in food stamps and other taxpayer assistance…to survive.
    Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost the country HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars in payroll tax deductions for Federal, State, and Local taxes.
    Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost our communities the ability to hire and retain important public service workers like firefighters, police officers, maintenance workers, and teachers.
    Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost our communities with their increased need for those same public services they are underfunding.
    Walmart’s intentionally low wages and lack of covered benefits cost taxpayers over $1.02 BILLION a year in healthcare costs.
    Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost taxpayers as much as $225 MILLION in free and reduced price lunches for school-age children.
    Walmart’s intentionally low wages cost taxpayers over $780 MILLION in tax deductions for low-income families.

    Walmart Is America’s First Welfare Queen Superstore | Addicting Info
    Seems like it might be more efficient to just pay workers higher wages in the first place, rather than have the rest of us pay higher taxes to make up or it.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    That's not a question for me to answer, as I don't work for WalMart. What should be done is tiered wages, with a standard minimum wage(set by an agreement between the protesters and WalMart) and a maximum of 7:1.
    This is sort of typical of how leftists do things. You see a successful corporation built upon free market principles then you seek to impose your standards upon them. Tell you what, you open a business with that 7:1 ratio and let me know how that works out for you. Because it should be obvious, even to you, that if that standard was imposed upon WalMart from its inception, there would be 1.4 million people out of work today. No business can grow with that sort of ratio imposed upon them, because no business owner would be willing to take the risk involved for such a low return. Perhaps you might go out into the real world, open your own business, impose the same mindless standard upon yourself that you would to others and let us know how that works. There is no doubt in my mind that you would be back here in a few months blaming your failure on someone or something other than your own twisted ideas.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Thoughts anyone?
    Next thing ya know that cheap foreign labor might not be so cheap.
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