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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
    Yes, work is effort. Was there a part you didn't understand?
    Look, you responded to my post about how HOURS WORKED (EFFORT) should equate to a LIVING WAGE

    And then you come in blathering on about opportunity and something for no effort... THAT was off topic.

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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 Occam's Razor View Post
    Look, you responded to my post about how HOURS WORKED (EFFORT) should equate to a LIVING WAGE

    And then you come in blathering on about opportunity and something for no effort... THAT was off topic.
    No, you blathered about a living wage, and my response was that if one wants a living wage, get off your ass and earn one...
    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 AlabamaPaul View Post
    No, you blathered about a living wage, and my response was that if one wants a living wage, get off your ass and earn one...
    Brilliant!

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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 Sisyphus View Post
    It would just make the stuff we buy more expensive, and reduce unit-consumption (say buh bye to 1000s or 1,000,000s of jobs)

    We have state level income tax now, due to having to have some redundancies to get all 13 colonies on board. So adding a value-added tax would simply shift more burden of taxation onto consumers, and not make us more competitive in the world, which is over-rated and over-stated (Globalism is about only 18% of our economy).

    Canada can get away with PST/GST since they have a smaller population, and it pays for lots of stuff we have to purchase separately, down in these parts. But even then, Canada would do better to rely more on progressive taxation, and not taxing consumption, which is regressive.
    I use to be against a VAT tax until I was swayed by some relatively hard to escape points when talking about health care and the cost and the benefits it brings. I've come to the realization some things are much more important than others and it is about priorities and money goes round no matter what choices being made but standard of living is the bottom line for me. I would demand it goes toward health care though otherwise it will just be more money for government to waste. Besides, cheap stuff from China is well cheap stuff from China

    Paul Krugman also has some good points made here:

    All of which says that if I can trade a somewhat regressive VAT for guarantees of decent retirement and universal health care, I’ll take it. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/201...n-sales-taxes/

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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
    How about a VAT tax like other countries? It would make us more competitive on the global market.
    Is there no mistake occurring in another country that you oppose? No more taxes. We are taxed too much already. Cut the tax rates and make more people pay it.

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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 Misterveritis View Post
    Is there no mistake occurring in another country that you oppose? No more taxes. We are taxed too much already. Cut the tax rates and make more people pay it.
    You really need to know what a VAT tax is before you agree or disagree. Get back to me if you have some points to make. TIA

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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 Occam's Razor View Post
    Sorry, I don't live in a vague and morally relative world. Comparisons don't do it for me... you are judged on your deeds and their merits. So once you remove the "adjusted for inflationary ideology", what you're left with is that Bush was in fact, by all definitions of POLITICAL SCIENCE... far-right... Obama is also far right in deeds, but not in rhetoric. The theater of rhetoric is all the matter to the masses though... keep you all spinning your wheels on emo class, wealth, moral and social issues, while foreign policy stays the same, secrecy stays the same or worse, defense-same, domestic spying-same or worse, in bed with wall street-same, revolving door in the lobbist lobby-same, and so on.

    You all just keep feeding off the idea that your fellow countrymen are your enemy and that there is more than one party...
    What makes him "far-right', Bush that is?
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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 mac View Post
    What makes him "far-right', Bush that is?
    For starters, you're known by the company you keep. If every single person in your administration is a dyed in the wool neo-con... guess what... You aren't a moderate.

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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 Occam's Razor View Post
    For starters, you're known by the company you keep. If every single person in your administration is a dyed in the wool neo-con... guess what... You aren't a moderate.
    Kinda like being associated with domestic terrorists and communists doesn't?
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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 Occam's Razor View Post
    For starters, you're known by the company you keep. If every single person in your administration is a dyed in the wool neo-con... guess what... You aren't a moderate.
    Every single one? Really?

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