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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure that is completely true. Walmart is doing well enough it should be able to find a way to more employee friendly. But I'm open to information.
    Well, that's my crappy, back of the envelope math, but you take their profit and divide it by their employees.
    That doesn't account for any additional health care or increases in part time to full time hours, if all conditions were met.

    Basically, they couldn't afford to give in to everything these guys want.
    The money isn't there, without raising prices.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    It's not easy, and it's not supposed to be. Getting educated and increasing your income and net worth is hard work. It's not for the lazy for sure.
    Oh yes. Hard work. At $8.00-$10.00 an hour without outside help it sure would be.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    God Bless you Sir. I hope that someone left you some money or your wife had a good job. all I know is that it would be hard to do without some help inside your family or an inheritance.
    Just old fashioned, nose to the grindstone.
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    Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    Oh yes. Hard work. At $8.00-$10.00 an hour without outside help it sure would be.
    It's called grants, scholarships and loans. Anyone who says they can't go to school (college, trade school, etc.) because of the cost is simply making excuses.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Find me constitutional backing for the US Air Force.
    The USAF was part of the army 70 years ago

    lets get rid of all government programs with less constitutional support than the USAF. I don't think the welfare socialists would like that

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    It's called grants, scholarships and loans. Anyone who says they can't go to school (college, trade school, etc.) because of the cost is simply making excuses.
    Really? What about a married couple with child?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Well, that's my crappy, back of the envelope math, but you take their profit and divide it by their employees.
    That doesn't account for any additional health care or increases in part time to full time hours, if all conditions were met.

    Basically, they couldn't afford to give in to everything these guys want.
    The money isn't there, without raising prices.
    Used to cost us pennies to go to a football game. Players got more money, owners made more profit, but prices went up. Low prices put others out of business, but did so in pert at the expensive of the worker. Is this really the better way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    Really? What about a married couple with child?
    If they're low income, they would get even more grant money, and the rest they could take loans on and pay back when they get a good job.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by waas
    What I'd like to see is WalMart raising their minimum wage such that all full-time employees live above the poverty line.
    If you drive up minimum wage, you drive up costs, which drives up the poverty line.

    What you offered has no basis of lifting people out of poverty. It's like trying to raise the definition of "average". By strict definition, half of all people and things will fall below average.

    I do so enjoy watching Marxists though.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    If they're low income, they would get even more grant money, and the rest they could take loans on and pay back when they get a good job.
    Tell me about it. I have a niece that graduated from a school in Tennessee that is still hunting for the job she went out for in college. They're hounding her with bills for the tuition by mail. And yes she is in a job that is below her pay scale for what she went for at school.
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