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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    that's nice

    what would you expect from CUOMO?

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    kent conrad is the budget chair, he is reid's equivalent of ryan

    as such conrad was always number two in the writing of obamacare, he was the gatekeeper's right hand man

    the gatekeeper for obamacare, the man more responsible for it's exact shape than any other, is finance chair max baucus

    conrad from north dakota announced in february that he would not seek reelection

    how would YOU like to be a dem, let alone a dem leader, running for office in the peace garden state?

    conrad was the man more than any other who killed the public option, he has been a consistent fighter for what he calls "rural care"

    in short, he's concerned that medicare scheduling, pre and post doc fix, will "kill rural care" in america

    fyi

    today:

    Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) says he has no immediate plans to mark up a budget, as members of his committee continue to disagree over spending cuts and tax increases.

    Conrad said he has additional meetings scheduled with his colleagues Tuesday afternoon and will make an announcement in the coming days on a possible markup.

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) cast doubt on whether Conrad's effort will succeed.

    "I don't know there is going to be a Conrad budget," Baucus said.

    Conrad said there are many issues that need to be resolved in the broad document that covers discretionary entitlement spending levels and tax policy.

    Democrats on the Budget panel have clashed over the balance of spending cuts to tax increases. Conrad increased the proportion of tax increases to spending cuts after liberal members of his panel, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), criticized his initial draft.

    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), a centrist on the panel facing reelection next year, has raised concerns about advancing a budget plan with as much as $2 trillion in tax increases over the next 10 years.
    Senate Dems' budget in limbo - The Hill's On The Money

    it's been TWO YEARS since the party in power in the united states senate has produced a budget

    in times like these

    there's a reason, y'know, for the party's pusillanimous paralysis

    meanwhile, if something isn't done now to fundamentally restructure our budget then our big 3 federal social programs (and state pensions too) will simply cease to exist in their present forms

    leadership, anyone?

    embarrassed yet?

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    The problem is that it's not just the government that did this, but the people did it as well. To compensate for the inherent weakness of the fiat Federal Reserve Note, inflation, the people demanded higher wages through the use of minimum wage laws. This caused us to price ourselves out of the job market in many industries like manufacturing. Companies are not charities and need to make money in order to survive. Our current economy isn't capitalistic, but corporate.
    The workers would not demand higher wages if these places would pay living wages. Shame on folks for wishing to make enough money to pay for food, clothing and rent. lol
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Glad to see this [unwitting] Indicator string still running.
    Despite the OP's political leaning, it tells us that about a 20% increase in the price of gasoline ALONE really hurts the little guy's spending, and Walmart ain't luxury.

    Kind of a Death knell for any National Sales Tax which would be 30% on EVERYTHING including Food, Rent, Medical, Gas, Cars, Car insurance, etc, on the most popular of them.. FairyTax.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    The workers would not demand higher wages if these places would pay living wages. Shame on folks for wishing to make enough money to pay for food, clothing and rent. lol
    Tell me, what is a living wage, and who determines it?

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Glad to see this [unwitting] Indicator string still running.
    Despite the OP's political leaning, it tells us that about a 20% increase in the price of gasoline ALONE really hurts the little guy's spending, and Walmart ain't luxury.

    Kind of a Death knell for any National Sales Tax which would be 30% on EVERYTHING including Food, Rent, Medical, Gas, Cars, Car insurance, etc, on the most popular of them.. FairyTax.
    Nice misrepresentation.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Tell me, what is a living wage, and who determines it?

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    I feel it should be determined based on state (maybe even on a county/city) level due to cost of living, prices for goods, etc. All of those should be taken into account when factoring in what is a decent living wage. There is no reason for poor people in the U.S.A. esp poor folks that work 40+ hours a week busting their butts at a thankless job.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I feel it should be determined based on state (maybe even on a county/city) level due to cost of living, prices for goods, etc. All of those should be taken into account when factoring in what is a decent living wage. There is no reason for poor people in the U.S.A. esp poor folks that work 40+ hours a week busting their butts at a thankless job.

    We have that already, its called minimum wage law, and these people in those thankless jobs as you put it, are they locked there? can they not do things to change their circumstances?

    Oh, you also said determined by state, by whom?


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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    before we get a living wage, we should get a living education....that is my first thought on the issue. I object to subsidizing high school dropouts who can't add or subtract or read or communicate.
    OTOH, what good is an education to the many "service" jobs that don't require those things?
    I guess, like it or not, we will always have jobs that demand little intellect of the employee.
    And it follows that the more jobs we have like that, the less demand we have for an education that will get us to a better job.
    Last year I saw news footage about thrift stores and dollar stores doing more business than ever before. I think that was temporary.
    Where do we go when we can't afford Walmart, dollar stores, thrift stores?
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