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

    today: Recent college grads sour on Obama, surveys say - Yahoo! News

    surprised?

    seeya at the polls, pals

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    The problem with min wage is it is not a living wage in a lot of places. In case you have not noticed the job market is crap right now. The best thing would be pay a living wage and you would get more loyal workers.
    That is up to the person being hired to determine. But you ignored my questions. Who determines what is a living wage? You?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    That is up to the person being hired to determine. But you ignored my questions. Who determines what is a living wage? You?

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    The people of each state or county/city. Let the peeps vote on it and majority wins. And of course I am talking a living wage that is within reason. How does that sound? Who do you think should pick? I admit that is the one part I am not sure about
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    wapo today:

    Senate Democrats have adopted a minimalist agenda. They have blocked bills from the GOP-led House but proposed few broad ideas of their own — hoping to keep vulnerable incumbents from having to make controversial decisions before the 2012 elections.

    Now, they are trying to do next to nothing and still have it look good.

    House Republicans have reacted to that situation by passing a flurry of bills, trying to repeal the health-care law and expand offshore drilling. They have then blamed Democrats for letting the measures fizzle in the Senate: House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has made a habit of bashing “the Democrats who control Washington.”

    The Senate’s votes this week on energy proposals were only the second and third to deal with legislation in the previous month.

    Down to 53 votes on their side of the aisle, from a high-water mark of the filibuster-proof 60 in 2009, Democrats know that their majority status is very much in jeopardy. Next year, 23 of their seats will be up for grabs, including those from conservative-leaning states such as Montana and Nebraska [and north dakota and missouri and virginia and florida and ohio and pennsylvania and wisconsin and michigan...].

    Democrats have decided to try to shield those lawmakers from the usual weeks-long debates and instead await for compromises to be reached behind closed doors. Reid’s approach is a bet that doing nothing looks better for them, so long as their arguments resonate with voters in 2012.
    With narrow majority, Senate Democrats adopt minimalist agenda - The Washington Post

    leadership, anyone?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    The people of each state or county/city. Let the peeps vote on it and majority wins.
    So then we would do away with our current form of governance? What you are talking about is a direct democracy, and would fail. Remember what Ben Franklin spoke of in terms of the people voting themselves money. Not to mention how many businesses that would put out of business all together.

    The beauty of this country is that if you work hard, and have the drive you can change your current circumstance. Your premise seems to be predicated to the lot in life never changing.

    How does that sound? Who do you think should pick?
    I think it sounds like chaos, and the end of a free market. Who do I think should set the wage? That would be the business employing you. If you don't like the terms find a different job.

    I admit that is the one part I am not sure about
    So you type about a living wage what ever that is, knowing not how to achieve it? Great.


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    I gave you my idea and was open to yours. I am fond of allowing the people to vote on issues and sorry you are not
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    "living wage"? why would you abuse poor people like that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    "living wage"? why would you abuse poor people like that?
    So it would be worse than min wage or are you being sarcastic
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I gave you my idea and was open to yours. I am fond of allowing the people to vote on issues and sorry you are not
    No ma'am you didn't. You gave me a talking point sound byte, cooked up by Union hacks, and poverty pimps without the slightest clue of how that would work. then to make matters worse you don't want to name a price, just leave it up to pure one man one vote circumstance. Jesus, we can't agree in this country on what energy should cost, what makes you think that open vote on wage would be any less like herding cats?

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