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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairytic View Post
    What liberal policies are you talking about here? I am curious to know what liberal policies and or regulations cause higher taxes on the middle class and poor. Please be specific.

    You're kidding right? On a Federal level everything from environmental radicalism, to Obamacare. On a local level, this has already been pointed out by a liberal...Remember, while the GOP took, and now run some 30 states, this is a recent trend, and it is my opinion that because on a local scale the people are recognizing that liberal governance is screwing them.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairytic View Post
    Thos at the top in corporations forget the people that make business work. When unemployment is high, we see which companies care about their workers and which do not. I have stopped shopping at Wal Mart and i hope these strikes begin to hurt the Wal Mart brand. That's the only way the executives at the top will get the message.
    Those strikes didn't do anything.
    Mainly because it wasn't initiated by the Walmart employees.
    It was started by the UCFW.

    It was astroturf.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    I can't show that to you since the gentleman refuses to do what every other person has done while running for president, including George W Romney, Mitt's dad--show seven years of tax records, something of which I believe brings the tradition to a halt with Mitt Romney.
    So you have nothing, no fact to go on, so you'll like Obama during the campaign, just make it up. Got it.


    And encourage it? That's what Obama is trying to bring to a halt--if he gets cooperation from a GOP House of Representatives.
    Oh, glaring bit of candor here I think....So it isn't just the 'evil rich' that Obama is going after, it is everyone....I always thought as much.

    For the rich? How much money goes in to the pot is nothing compared with how much those folks get to keep.
    Sorry, I don't base my self worth on someone elses success....I find that to be just a little sad....
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You're kidding right? On a Federal level everything from environmental radicalism, to Obamacare. On a local level, this has already been pointed out by a liberal...Remember, while the GOP took, and now run some 30 states, this is a recent trend, and it is my opinion that because on a local scale the people are recognizing that liberal governance is screwing them.
    I really need you to be more specific. Everything from environmental radicalism to Obamacare is very vague. Can you name just a few specific policies or regulations and explain how they raise our taxes or harm this country in some way?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I, for one, am not sure what you are getting at here. Walmart employees do, in fact, have a right to attempt to unionize and try for better treatment and pay...and Walmart does, in fact, have a right to fire them. Well, in many states they do.

    I'm not sure what part of the emboldened statement you took as "Walmart employees are POS's".
    Well, I didn't use the term "POS", but I DID ask you to clarify what you were saying. Will you do that? And, more importantly, will you expand on your "responsibility as a group of human beings" question?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    I would...but I didn't write it. I don't know what "responsibility as a group of human beings" entails. I was a third-party peanut gallery commentator.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairytic View Post
    I really need you to be more specific. Everything from environmental radicalism to Obamacare is very vague. Can you name just a few specific policies or regulations and explain how they raise our taxes or harm this country in some way?
    Sure Read these....

    Five major ObamaCare taxes that will hit your wallet in 2013 | Fox News

    Obamacare: Seven New Taxes on Citizens Earning Less than $250,000

    Obamacare Raises Taxes on 3 Million Middle-Class Americans

    On Environmentalism'

    EPA Regulations Ensnare Small Businesses in a Web of Red Tape | Energy & Commerce Committee

    Americans for Tax Reform : EPA Regulation of the Day: Greenhouse Gases

    http://assets.nationaljournal.com/pd...00%20FINAL.pdf

    Although I am sure that you probably won't even read these articles, and papers provided before you just out of hand dismiss them, it is a sad state of affairs that Obama was re elected on pure rhetoric by the very people he is bleeding dry.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac
    Although I am sure that you probably won't even read these articles, and papers provided before you just out of hand dismiss them, it is a sad state of affairs that Obama was re elected on pure rhetoric by the very people he is bleeding dry.
    But he's a Democrat. No Democrat would ever do that!

    Plus if you vote for Obama, you're not a racist...ya f'n racist.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is an interesting phrase "tax dodging"..... It connotes something shady, while there is a form of avoiding taxes that is fully legal, and indeed promoted by the IRS. For example, as a truck driver, I am extended $53. per day per diem, write off on my gross income for every day I am driving. It is set by the IRS, and legal to take, and allows me to lessen my taxable income by about $13K per year. I also pay a mortgage that since I am a relatively new 'homeowner', most every payment I make is all interest, so I get to write that off as well, lowering my taxable income by another $13K per year....

    This allows me to by goods, and contribute to the economy through out the year, that without those deductions, I would have NO expendable income, and probably wouldn't have been able to afford the house we have in exchange for something more modest, if at all....Am I 'dodging' taxation? You're damned right! Is it illegal, or a bad thing? I don't think so, see, I believe that I own my labor, not the government.
    Im willing to bet anyone that USES that phrase 'tax dodging' either files an EZ, doesnt file at all, or is claiming their own full exemptions.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post

    For the rich? How much money goes in to the pot is nothing compared with how much those folks get to keep.
    Except the funding of government is not a problem. If it were, you might have a point about raising revenue. What the government needs money for is to fund its wealth transfer schemes. The money it wants from the rich is just money it plans on diverting to the poor/middle class.

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