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

    I can't imagine why these people are running out of money...


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

    today, gao:

    Thousands of companies that cashed in on President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package owed the government millions in unpaid taxes, congressional investigators have found.

    The Government Accountability Office, in a report being released Tuesday, said at least 3,700 government contractors and nonprofit organizations that received more than $24 billion from the stimulus effort owed $757 million in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2009, the end of the budget year.

    The report said the tax delinquents accounted for nearly 6 percent of the 63,000 contractors and grantees examined, and it cautioned that the real number might be higher because the known tax debt does not measure such factors as income underreporting.
    The Associated Press: Tax cheats among recipients of stimulus money

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    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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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I did not say one man. Did you even read what I said? I said that the majority in each state should be able to vote on it
    actually, Kali, people do vote, with their feet....if they don't like the wages they are getting, they should be working on educating themselves for a better job. Low skill jobs will always pay low wages as long as there are more workers than jobs. Exceptions, dangerous low skill jobs, where people would rather be unemployed than do something like mine coal.

    People can be stubborn, very stubborn. Even when they are offered a trade school to improve their chances at getting a living wage, some will refuse school and go to work just anywhere. But at least they work.....I have one sibling who was trained to be a welder by the Navy, but once he got out of the Navy, he just went home and llived with mommy rather than move to where the jobs are.

    All this is colored a bit by the current recession, jobs are just not plentiful at the moment. Smart people take temporary joblessness as an opportunity to go back to school and beef up thier skills, or train for a new skill, again, to enhance their employability.

    We don't get to set the wages for most jobs, but we can improve our odds at getting the better jobs.
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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
    I'm not sorry at all that he's not for allowing people to vote on issues, and that he believes in a republican form of government.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Walmart wants to blame the high price of gas on their shoppers running out of money. Did they also mention that their prices have been creeping up as their sales have dropped? Did they mention that Kroger has been beating them to Hell and back on grocery prices?

    I haven't heard anything myself.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm not sorry at all that he's not for allowing people to vote on issues, and that he believes in a republican form of government.
    Republic, not republican, there is a difference...
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Walmart wants to blame the high price of gas on their shoppers running out of money. Did they also mention that their prices have been creeping up as their sales have dropped? Did they mention that Kroger has been beating them to Hell and back on grocery prices?

    I haven't heard anything myself.
    You know, I think you have a point on the grocery prices, but it looks like Kroger is jumping, too. Last time I bought milk (end of April) it was .99 a gallon. I bought some Sunday night and it was 2.89 a gallon. Boxed mac n cheese was higher, too. Went from .89 to 1.39.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Walmart wants to blame the high price of gas on their shoppers running out of money. Did they also mention that their prices have been creeping up as their sales have dropped? Did they mention that Kroger has been beating them to Hell and back on grocery prices?

    I haven't heard anything myself.
    My daughter is very aware of prices at stores, especially in the intermountain western states, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho..... Her website is part couponing, part affiliate marketing, part money saving forum. When the economy takes a hit and people are looking to stretch their dollars, they look to her kind of website, thrift stores, dollar stores, where ever they have to look to live within their budget.
    It is not unusual for prices to vary, and if one part of your budget goes up, another part may have to suffer. Hard times means less dining out, more eating at home.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    today: new jobless claims up again to 424,000

    seven weeks above 400K

    four week average: 438.5

    q1 gdp was 1.8%

    U.S. Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Climbed Last Week - Bloomberg

    this week, it's a lot of ex govt employees

    expect that trend to continue and greatly increase

    at the state level quinn and christie and cuomo and moonbeam and dozens of others are slashing

    in the cities rahm the ram and bing and bobb in detroit are butchering

    the austerities imposed by physics on just about every governing body except the us senate and the white house are gonna make for a very strong downward influence on general employment in the next 12 or so months

    hang in
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