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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    If you drive up minimum wage, you drive up costs
    And when you do that, you force us to send more American jobs to China.

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    Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    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.
    Actually, half and half of all people aren't necessarily below and above average, that would be median. But I know what you meant.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man
    Actually, half and half of all people aren't necessarily below and above average, that would be median. But I know what you meant.
    True. I was being a tad tongue-in-cheek, but what you said is true. I'll rephrase it to say "about half", assuming you could measure someone by a statistical score.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    These Walmart employees deserve better wages and they deserve better from the company they work for especially when the Walton family of Walmart own more wealth than the bottom 40% of America..


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    These Walmart employees deserve better wages and they deserve better from the company they work for especially when the Walton family of Walmart own more wealth than the bottom 40% of America..
    Why do no-skill workers "deserve" more? Average of $10.50/hour sounds pretty damn good to round up carts and say 'Welcome to Wal mart!" to people as they enter the store. How much do you think they should make? Should they make an engineer's salary?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    These Walmart employees deserve better wages and they deserve better from the company they work for especially when the Walton family of Walmart own more wealth than the bottom 40% of America..
    Then you must think that Target, Kohl's, Burger King, McDonald's, Penny's, Crate & Barrel, Home Depot, Wendy's, Portillo's, every pizza place on the planet, convenience stores, gas stations, yada yada yada underpay their employees, too. And yet? There are waiting lists for those jobs...
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Why do no-skill workers "deserve" more? Average of $10.50/hour sounds pretty damn good to round up carts and say 'Welcome to Wal mart!" to people as they enter the store. How much do you think they should make? Should they make an engineer's salary?
    Amen. The entitlement nation says "its not FAIR you get so much and I get paid $10.50 an hour" Of course...the entitlement nation also never seems to have the balls to start up businesses and create opportunities and live those ideals and visions they believe in. Its always someone ELSES job to start the business, bust their ass to make it succeed, and then when it is ubersuccessful THEN they get to bleat about their 'fair' share.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    These Walmart employees deserve better wages and they deserve better from the company they work for especially when the Walton family of Walmart own more wealth than the bottom 40% of America..
    how much wealth the walton family has has absolutely no relevance to how much Walmart pays for a commodity. if walmart is getting the quantity and quality of labor it needs, than the wages they pay are sufficient

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Why do no-skill workers "deserve" more?
    There is no such thing as "no-skill workers".

    Average of $10.50/hour sounds pretty damn good to round up carts and say 'Welcome to Wal mart!" to people as they enter the store. How much do you think they should make? Should they make an engineer's salary?
    "On average, a Wal-Mart associate, according to IBISWorld, makes $8.81 an hour." http://old.gothamgazette.com/article/searchlight/20110214/203/3463
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Then you must think that Target, Kohl's, Burger King, McDonald's, Penny's, Crate & Barrel, Home Depot, Wendy's, Portillo's, every pizza place on the planet, convenience stores, gas stations, yada yada yada underpay their employees, too. And yet? There are waiting lists for those jobs...
    Well saying i think the minimum wage should be raised to a liveable wage then i guess yes.


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