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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I did it, my company's ESPP helped me buy my house.
    Were you working part time or making $8.00 an hour?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    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...
    I don't know those people are pretty resilient, are you sure that would work?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I did it, my company's ESPP helped me buy my house.
    Long time ago, when you could get 15% on a Certificate of Deposit, I had a coworker who did not participate in our company employee savings plan....we could put in 6% or our income and get 50% matching, so for every dollar I put in, I was credited a dollar fifty, then 15% on that dollar fifty is .225, so I was making 50 cents plus 22.5 cents on each dollar I put in...72.5%........
    I asked him if he was saving any money anywhere at all, and he said a banker friend of his was getting him some piddling amount at his bank....
    This guy, prior to working where we were, was a math teacher.....go figure....
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    I don't know those people are pretty resilient, are you sure that would work?
    isn't it worth a try?
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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?
    Tax cuts count as freebies? Doesn't this fly in the face of the conservative narrative crafted over the last 30 years or so?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Tax cuts count as freebies? Doesn't this fly in the face of the conservative narrative crafted over the last 30 years or so?
    After 10 years 'tax cuts' are no longer 'cuts' they are "tax rates"... So an increase of these are purely Obama's tax increase.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    After 10 years 'tax cuts' are no longer 'cuts' they are "tax rates"...

    So an increase of these are purely Obama's tax increase.
    The poster listed several tax cuts, including the reduced employee FICA contribution, which was initiated by Obama, not carried over from the prior administration, as a "handout", which completely orphans the conservative philosophy on taxation in the present day.

    Actually it would simply go down as an expiration of an extension, but I won't venture much further into semantics at this point.

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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.
    Then, as a good self serving employee, go to school, get a better education that will qualify you for other than minimum wage, figure out what needs to be done to move up the corporate ladder in your own company, reduce your expenses in the interim and that includes such things as starting a family, smoking, a new car, for examples, and look at the job as a step up your own ladder.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    The poster listed several tax cuts, including the reduced employee FICA contribution, which was initiated by Obama, not carried over from the prior administration, as a "handout", which completely orphans the conservative philosophy on taxation in the present day.

    Actually it would simply go down as an expiration of an extension, but I won't venture much further into semantics at this point.

    Oh, my bad....Ok, Yes, I think that Obama screwing the SS system to buy off votes and cynically say he lowered taxes was a complete snow job, and should never have happened.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Then, as a good self serving employee, go to school, get a better education that will qualify you for other than minimum wage, figure out what needs to be done to move up the corporate ladder in your own company, reduce your expenses in the interim and that includes such things as starting a family, smoking, a new car, for examples, and look at the job as a step up your own ladder.
    I can't help but thinking how much that reminds me of reading a cake recipe. How easy.
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