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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
    But it must work. It's only right to completely disassociate "earnings" with the concept of "earning" anything. It should be arbitrarily set by the government to insure everyone that works has everything they want out of life. I mean, why should a burger flipper make less than you just because his job takes no skill, training or intelligence, isn't challenging or difficult and millions and millions of people could do it standing on their head?</sarcasm>
    Absolutely! Not only that - but if you add more dependents you get a a commensurate increase in your pay. Perhaps you may even feel depressed, and thus "unable" to flip those burgers; you are then "disabled" and get even more pay, help around the house and care for your "illness" will be given to you. Life will then be completely "fair", all will then have "access" to any "need" and some anonymous "rich guys" and corporations will pay for it all. From each according to their ability (to pay taxes), to each according to their need (for free stuff). Yes we can!
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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
    Right that is how we found they gamed the system with fake companies. Had investigators had authority to look at the books perhaps the disaster could have been avoided.
    What makes you think the investigators didn't have the authority to look at the books? What did "corporations with individual rights" have to do with the fact that crimes were not caught before they were committed (as is so often the case in this world).
    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
    What makes you think the investigators didn't have the authority to look at the books? What did "corporations with individual rights" have to do with the fact that crimes were not caught before they were committed (as is so often the case in this world).
    Well when the rolling blackouts occurred Enron's lawyers used Privacy and other individual liberty arguments to delay and hide.

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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
    Well when the rolling blackouts occurred Enron's lawyers used Privacy and other individual liberty arguments to delay and hide.
    The rule of law shouldn't apply to corporations? If you own a corporation, does that mean the government should be able to seize your records at any time without a warrant or reasonable cause? You may go to prison if they can find something in their random search and seizure that they can prosecute you for. Wouldn't that violate YOUR rights?
    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 cpwill View Post
    to an extent, you gotta have money to make money. Hard to upskill when you can't gain experience or afford more education.
    How is it anyone cannot afford an education this day in age?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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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 Kushinator View Post
    How is it anyone cannot afford an education this day in age?
    They make less than minimum wage as a waiter and get tips stolen.

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

    I think it's telling that they've selectively targeted work places of 75k feet or more, lol.


    I question how that's legal?



    The problem needs to be addressed though. Our economy is based on consumption more than production. Consumption requires money. Our middle class, the key consumers, are all but gone. You can blame unions, but frankly, without unions, those folks wouldn't have been middle class in the first place, right? Exportation, automation. Crap Walmart jobs are gonna be the norm. Retail, customer service, etc. Even Sikorsky just laid off 200 engineers. And they deal in government contracts, for the military. So what's the solution. Frugality on the part of the low wage workers? What happens when they buy was? Everyone suffers economically. The wealthy do not support our economy. So, anyone got any ideas?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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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
    They make less than minimum wage as a waiter and get tips stolen.
    Grants, loans, and scholarships are widely available here in the U.S. Anyone that wants an education can have one. It might not be easy, or free, but it is very much so attainable.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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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 KevinKohler View Post
    I think it's telling that they've selectively targeted work places of 75k feet or more, lol.


    I question how that's legal?



    The problem needs to be addressed though. Our economy is based on consumption more than production. Consumption requires money. Our middle class, the key consumers, are all but gone. You can blame unions, but frankly, without unions, those folks wouldn't have been middle class in the first place, right? Exportation, automation. Crap Walmart jobs are gonna be the norm. Retail, customer service, etc. Even Sikorsky just laid off 200 engineers. And they deal in government contracts, for the military. So what's the solution. Frugality on the part of the low wage workers? What happens when they buy was? Everyone suffers economically. The wealthy do not support our economy. So, anyone got any ideas?
    The idea is few at the top the rest at the bottom.

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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
    The rule of law shouldn't apply to corporations? If you own a corporation, does that mean the government should be able to seize your records at any time without a warrant or reasonable cause? You may go to prison if they can find something in their random search and seizure that they can prosecute you for. Wouldn't that violate YOUR rights?
    I was under the impression the NSA and to some extent the FBI could do this already.








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    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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