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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    but it is a wash. they aren't buying more stuff, they are just paying more for the stuff they were already buying. walmart isn't buying more product from its suppliers. the only thing that has changed is that the people who didn't get the raise because they don't work at wallyworld get screwed into paying higher prices. that doesn't help the economy.
    That's a simplistic way to view things and I suggest that you probably can't prove that any increase in menial wages would result in price hikes.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Let me get this straight.............

    if a worker that is paid $8./hour is paying 10% of his salary for groceries at Wal-Mart, but gets a raise of $4./hour causing Wal-Mart to raise their prices correspondingly. The worker is still paying 10% of his salary for groceries, so who comes out ahead ??
    How much is the price increase? Sounds like 10% of 12/hour, minus the increase in expenses equal to 10% of income, would come out ahead. And that's ignoring the fact that the worker will have more of the other 90% to spend in the economy, which is also good for everyone.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Let me get this straight.............

    if a worker that is paid $8./hour is paying 10% of his salary for groceries at Wal-Mart, but gets a raise of $4./hour causing Wal-Mart to raise their prices correspondingly. The worker is still paying 10% of his salary for groceries, so who comes out ahead ??
    give it up, liberals, apparently, are incapable of understanding this concept. they think that the company is just going to lower its profit margin in order to pay the higher wages instead of passing that cost along to the consumers
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    From the OP:
    Yeah, keep reading through the OP though.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    give it up, liberals, apparently, are incapable of understanding this concept. they think that the company is just going to lower its profit margin in order to pay the higher wages instead of passing that cost along to the consumers
    You also weren't an Economics major, were you?
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    That's a simplistic way to view things and I suggest that you probably can't prove that any increase in menial wages would result in price hikes.
    oh yeah I'm sure the company is just going to absorb the cost and decrease their profit margin in case you haven't noticed...companies are in business to make money for their owners...NOT to provide a "living wage" for their workers.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    give it up, liberals, apparently, are incapable of understanding this concept. they think that the company is just going to lower its profit margin in order to pay the higher wages instead of passing that cost along to the consumers
    Can you demonstrate your theory empirically in any way? I would love to see it since I have not to date.

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    oh yeah I'm sure the company is just going to absorb the cost and decrease their profit margin in case you haven't noticed...companies are in business to make money for their owners...NOT to provide a "living wage" for their workers.
    Is this your proof? A sarcastic response with no evidence? Awesome.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Do you have any evidence for any of that? And if wages do not rise for the lowest wage workers, is that not an indictment on the current state of business in the US?
    Business? No, I do not think so. Businesses will always pay low skilled workers on the lower end of the pay scale. This is pretty basic stuff. The problem is the government artificially creating inflation.

    You'll note that I say that there is a problem right now because it's been the governments policy to create inflation but it's not fundementally adding anything to the economy. Costs rise. Prices rise but margins do not as a percentage so employee's don't get to benefit.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You also weren't an Economics major, were you?
    it doesn't take an economics major to realize that companies are in business to make as much money as they possibly can.
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    Re: Target employees upset about working on Thanksgiving…

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Sorry, I never see them taking this position. See American Airlines.
    American Airlines' unions gave $1.6 billion in concessions a few years ago.

    You were saying?
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