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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 cpwill View Post
    As defined by me. Frankly, I've become a bit of a believer in this. Since the laws of supply and demand do not apply to labor, and since employers are all infinitely able to pay higher labor costs out of magical profits, I say we raise the minimum wage to $50 an hour, and we can all have above-average income!
    And clearly everyone will still aspire to work hard construction jobs or some other high stress occupations, requiring many years of extra education/training that pay little more than being a Walmart greeter or a McBurger flipper. We can then all be HS dropouts, recrational drug (ab)users and still have a guaranteed opportunity for a "middle class" lifestyle. Naturally, our social "safety net" programs will increase their benefit levels to exceed this new minimum wage level threshold.

    Why not take this concept of wage "fairness" one tiny step further and use the federal tax code to establish a maximum wage? After all, it is not "fair" (equal?) that one person's labor be compensated based on its market value and not another.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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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 captainawesome View Post
    No stupid is letting corporate non humans have rights under the constitution.
    Yeah! We should be able to do whatever we damned well please to those corporations! When charged or sued, they should have no rights whatsoever to defend themselves. When we are passing laws to soak them, they should have no right to freedom of speech in order to tell their side of the story. We should be able to sack and pillage them with utter impunity. Rights? I say f*** them and their rights. We should just bend them all over and rape them as we please. Then we'd have the greatest prosperity ever.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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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 Papa bull View Post
    I've thought this many times. Why not just raise the minimum wage to a number that makes us all wealthy and that would fix all the problems for everyone. We'd be rolling in dough and people could pay for a nice house with a two car garage and a couple nice cars to go in it from just a minimum wage job flipping burgers. It's only because the evil rich want to hold us all back that this hasn't happened already.

    so someone flipping a burger, should be paid the same as someone like myself who has to do training every month and has to have a license to preform his job, which takes 2 years to acquire.

    were I have to use my brain to figure out electrical and mechanical problems....I don't think that's going to work.

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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 Papa bull View Post
    Yeah! We should be able to do whatever we damned well please to those corporations! When charged or sued, they should have no rights whatsoever to defend themselves. When we are passing laws to soak them, they should have no right to freedom of speech in order to tell their side of the story. We should be able to sack and pillage them with utter impunity. Rights? I say f*** them and their rights. We should just bend them all over and rape them as we please. Then we'd have the greatest prosperity ever.
    Only humans have rights. Corporations should have no rights.

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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 cpwill View Post
    Well, I"m just happy to have been part of
    your growth. Remember, it's the journey that's important, not the destination. So long as the destination is liberalism. Because otherwise, you're a racist.

    LOL !!....made my morning.

    It stands to reason that the election of a Jr Senator with no qualifications and a penchant for radical left wing ideology that mixes with a free market economy like Water and ....well a 15 pound solid block of pre-lit magnesium, or a 20 pound block of solid Sodium, that your average American would be able to make the easy Connection between his policies and the nearly 5 years of stagnant growth.
    And thats stagnant growth WITH 7 TRILLION in new structural debt.

    But instead our Liberal buddies have decided to manufacture brand new narratives to explain his failure.

    There's the " eat the rich " narrative, the " Sky-Net Narrative" where sometime after 2008, apparently, a Super Computer became self aware and instead of condemning us to a horrible death via thermo-nuclear holocaust and Terminators with bad Accents ( Cmon, Sky-Net can build a Cy-Borg so believable but it can't make it pronounce " California " Correctly ? ), it decided to steal our jobs, there's the income disparity nonsense, and now this.

    The " living wage" narrative.

    Where were all of these folks when Clinton's Tech bubble was creating New Millionaires at an almost exponential rate ?

    Yes elections DO have Consequences.

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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 ttwtt78640 View Post
    And clearly everyone will still aspire to work hard construction jobs or some other high stress occupations, requiring many years of extra education/training that pay little more than being a Walmart greeter or a McBurger flipper. We can then all be HS dropouts, recrational drug (ab)users and still have a guaranteed opportunity for a "middle class" lifestyle. Naturally, our social "safety net" programs will increase their benefit levels to exceed this new minimum wage level threshold.

    Why not take this concept of wage "fairness" one tiny step further and use the federal tax code to establish a maximum wage? After all, it is not "fair" (equal?) that one person's labor be compensated based on its market value and not another.
    And, given that people do not make decisions on how to allocate their time, resources, or labor based on taxes, we could use the hundreds of billions raised to give us all extra free stuff! This plan is perfect!!!

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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 captainawesome View Post
    Only humans have rights. Corporations should have no rights.
    blame that on government.

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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 captainawesome View Post
    Only humans have rights. Corporations should have no rights.
    Good point. Humans lose their rights once they decide to work together.

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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 cpwill View Post
    Good point. Humans lose their rights once they decide to work together.
    Exactly Republicans saw to that by passing anti union laws.

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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 captainawesome View Post
    Only humans have rights. Corporations should have no rights.
    Since humans own corporations, human rights would tend to pass through the corporation, anyway. Not sure what you want to try to accomplish that you are barred from doing because of "rights" issues but it doesn't sound very honest or decent.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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