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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Furthermore, the reason why professions such as engineering isn't hiring just American engineers in the country is because they demand higher wages than say someone from India who could make half the wage. We are undercutting our professional workforce too not just McDonald and Walmart workers.
    You need to make up your mind. Either there are no jobs and subsequently they are underemployed or engineers would rather work for minimum wage than compete in the market... Possibly you just believe everything you read on the internet...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    every profession has unemployed people period. Some are higher than others, I don't exactly know how it got to this, I agree that people can do more to get ahead, but I also believe at points people just get robbed.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    I love the market but I love seeing Wal Mart squirm.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Nice try Paul but it is not an opinion piece. There is data to support its claim. If you click on the link you will find more info.
    I'm in accounting/finance. Would you like to know how easily figures can be manipulated even when the source of the figures is trusted? It's all in how the data is presented and what the end objective might be. When I see the words "The key policy question for the United States", it has the strong odor of opinion...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Not every person can just pick up and move
    That's not the point. We are never-ever-EVER going to have 100% employment. Much less 100% employment in the career of one's choice. If the only job a college graduate can find is a minimum wage job? He's got to find a way to move. Or just figure he's one of the few who can't and bloom where he's planted.

    I think rural areas often fall into that category. A little town called Manchester, KY. If you go to college and don't move? You're probably going to be working a minimum wage job or slightly above...unless you're a doctor, lawyer or Indian chief. Or stand in line to get a job at the Federal prison. A whole area called Door County, Wisconsin. You're probably going to be working a minimum wage job or slightly above unless you wait in the long line for teacher positions or start your own business. The country's full of pockets like that. Even a robust economy isn't going to change that.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    You need to make up your mind. Either there are no jobs and subsequently they are underemployed or engineers would rather work for minimum wage than compete in the market... Possibly you just believe everything you read on the internet...
    Oh, I never said there were no engineer jobs. On the contrary, but there are many an engineer that is unemployed in the US. Not because he is lazy, stupid, a moocher and all those other short sighted myopic views some people take but because they demand higher salary than say someone from India. In the meantime many people are getting special work Visas to do those jobs on much lower wages and then some of those jobs are then shipped to that country once the Visa runs out. It saves CEOs money. Undercutting a workforce saves money which brings in bigger profits. It's a pretty easy concept and professionals with degrees are not necessarily protected from this cut throat need to undercut workers pay.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm in accounting/finance. Would you like to know how easily figures can be manipulated even when the source of the figures is trusted? It's all in how the data is presented and what the end objective might be. When I see the words "The key policy question for the United States", it has the strong odor of opinion...
    Feel free to deny facts if it doesn't fit your reality of how the world should work but facts are facts.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Oh, I never said there were no engineer jobs. On the contrary, but there are many an engineer that is unemployed in the US. Not because he is lazy, stupid, a moocher and all those other short sighted myopic views some people take but because they demand higher salary than say someone from India. In the meantime many people are getting special work Visas to do those jobs on much lower wages and then some of those jobs are then shipped to that country once the Visa runs out. It saves CEOs money. Undercutting a workforce saves money which brings in bigger profits. It's a pretty easy concept and professionals with degrees are not necessarily protected from this cut throat need to undercut workers pay.
    Let me say this as nicely as possible. You're full of ****...

    Those who come to this country on work Visas expect competitive compensation as they are subject to the same cost of living as anyone else. Do you have the same hard on for illegal immigrants as you do for those that arrived here and reside here legally?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Wal-Mart has destroyed the American Village: the family pharmacy, hardware store, clothing store all the while suppressing wages for desperate American workers. As cheap as the prices are, the Walt-Mart workers shop at the 99-Cent Store...after new employee orientation which teaches new hires how to get food-stamps and qualify for welfare. Times are bad for many American Families and Wal-Mart is the first resort for the needy...at the expense of the worker. 60% of America shops at Wal-Mart daily. Anyone of the few remaining middle class who shops at Wal-mart is self-destructive. The "profit" made by Wal-Mart is nothing more nor less that the income made as labor brokers...the products they sell are made by slave labor abroad to be bought by people who, by patronizing, are helping destroy the middle Class.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Feel free to deny facts if it doesn't fit your reality of how the world should work but facts are facts.
    When you show me raw data, I'll evaluate it, but I won't take data that has been massaged and give it much consideration at all...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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