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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post

    If Obama would not have extended those tax cuts than Republicans would have never have allowed what Obama wanted and that would include:

    1. extends unemployment benefits for 13 months
    2. includes a one-year Social Security tax cut, among other measures.
    3. the taxes would have affected the middle class too if not signed in it's present state
    4. included tax breaks for millions of college students and their families and extensions of the earned income tax credit and $1,000-per-child tax credit.
    5. Had Congress not acted to address the expiring Bush-era tax cuts, all Americans would have seen a tax increase on January 1st. (The average tax increase per family, the White House said, would have been $3,000.) Mr. Obama, who had long opposed extending the Bush tax cuts for America's highest-earners, has argued he had no choice but to agree to GOP demands to do so in order to avoid a tax increase on the middle class.
    A, B, C, D, Obama freebees. You gotta love freebees. How much is he increasing our national debt these days?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I agree with you. I shop on line alllll the time. Never a problem. When they take PayPal? It's a cinch. Amazon's my favorite. I use an Amazon Visa card and get $$ to spend there. Their prices are great. Their delivery is generally two days. Never had a problem. I think that's definitely the wave of the future. And when it becomes more solidly ensconced? Window shopping and the consumerism that generates will disappear. IMO.
    If only they could deliver all groceries through the online experience.
    I'd pay a premium for that convenience.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    Yeah if you can keep up with your bills while investing in that; it must be harder for people part time too.
    I did it, my company's ESPP helped me buy my house.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If only they could deliver all groceries through the online experience.
    I'd pay a premium for that convenience.
    I've been tempted to try it . . . we have it in the Chicago area:

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I agree with you. I shop on line alllll the time. Never a problem. When they take PayPal? It's a cinch. Amazon's my favorite. I use an Amazon Visa card and get $$ to spend there. Their prices are great. Their delivery is generally two days. Never had a problem. I think that's definitely the wave of the future. And when it becomes more solidly ensconced? Window shopping and the consumerism that generates will disappear. IMO.
    no more window shopping? we are all gonna get fat...OTOH, no more grazing at the sample displays...
    time to buy stock in UPS and Fedex..
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I've been tempted to try it . . . we have it in the Chicago area:

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    Oh I wish it were here.
    I hate the grocery store.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    A. encourages many to not even try to find a job
    Really? Have you ever tried living off of unemployment?
    B. a trifle, at best
    One year?! And you wouldn't take that? I find that hard to believe.
    C. good, that will get them off the couch for a change.
    Sure. It would make them go find that second job that the rich won't supply so that they can hoard their money.
    D. EITC needs to go away, wages need to go up to make it so. Tuition costs need to go down instead of giving tax breaks for tuition. Child tax credit is means tested, I hope.
    Sure. Tell that to the private sector that has all the money they get to keep in taxes instead of increasing wages and your dream will come true.
    E. again good....
    If you don't want your $3,000.00 I'll take it. Millionaires are still ahead of the game once the tax game ends.

    Ever watch the old shell game in action? We have taxes, tax brackets, tax exclusions, tax breaks, tax incentives, tax credits, etc. under a bunch of rapidly moving shells, until nobody can know where the pea is......there is a reason these things are so confusing, it is done on purpose, to keep us unaware of what is really going on....whatever the hell that is...
    Yes Sir. I watch Lobbyist groups (Big oil; pharmaceuticals; insurance companies; etc) go in to DC all the time. Best con artists available.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Oh I wish it were here.
    I hate the grocery store.
    Most of the time we use Sam's Club in Logan, Utah (no Costco, yet), Costco and Luke AFB when in AZ, Walmart both places, and on occasion some other grocery store that has a good sale on our favorite soda.....
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    A, B, C, D, Obama freebees. You gotta love freebees. How much is he increasing our national debt these days?
    Not as half as much as the private sector is getting by not paying their fair share of taxes while reporting record profits.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    Really? Have you ever tried living off of unemployment?
    One year?! And you wouldn't take that? I find that hard to believe.
    Sure. It would make them go find that second job that the rich won't supply so that they can hoard their money.
    Sure. Tell that to the private sector that has all the money they get to keep in taxes instead of increasing wages and your dream will come true.
    If you don't want your $3,000.00 I'll take it. Millionaires are still ahead of the game once the tax game ends.

    Yes Sir. I watch Lobbyist groups (Big oil; pharmaceuticals; insurance companies; etc) go in to DC all the time. Best con artists available.
    My approach would cause near riots at local congressman offices, and might force congress to come up with something better than stop gap, duct tape, baling wire approaches to our tax structure....IOW, a little revolution...
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