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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    So by winning in fair, legal competition in the spirit of the freem market, they are all that is evil in the world?
    Didn't Walmart beging dominating because they had innovated better logistics and and a better business model, that people CHOSE to support with their feet/dollars?
    They take over towns? You mean the towns allow them to come in, and the people buy their stuff? Crazy! This is outrageous!!

    I don't shop at Wal-Mart, but why would you want to destroy so many peoples preferred place to shop, and where many choose to be employed? Your way or the highway? Should any business opening its doors check with you first to see if on a whim you like them or not? What a mini-tyrant you are!
    While not limited to Walmart by any means Walmart is one of the biggest contributors to the problem. They are in part the reason we have hundreds of billions in trade deficits to countries with cheap labor and lax labor laws. Instead of consumers paying a few percent more for an item and supporting native manufacturers they instead send our wealth and jobs overseas. Many of the former second and third rate countries that are now improving are largely due to US trade agreements. That is wealth that could have stayed in our own country. While it may make good business sense to use these practices it is not doing the country and favors long term.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I wouldn't call moving into a town, lowering your prices to the point it drives local businesses out, then raising your prices without competition exactly fair.
    I had an employer that did this very thing they even had teams specifically trained to achieve this. These teams moved into each new location to establish the business as the dominate factor in its area by lowering prices below any competition even taking losses to do so and offering more variety. In a few years when most of the competition had been driven out/under they would then raise prices and lower variety to only the most lucrative offerings. Once this happened competition would slowly start to creep back in but generally they would have several years with little to no contenders in which they could make a significant profit. When profits started to suffer from added competition they would simply reestablish the tactic driving adversaries away again.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    The ones that were being made here prior to walmart and their chinese sweat shop labor prices and disgusting consumers who buy their crap pushing them out of our country. Kind of like the poeple who used to be able to make a decent living working in retail.
    Again, as before, do you have any links what-so-ever to back up any of the crap you keep posting? You're saying a lot of stuff with absolutely no support to back it up.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    to me it is not ok to force people to work inhumanely in sweapshops so i can save a few cents and walmart management can get rich.
    It's fine with me, with the important factor being an improvement for the people in that country.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    So basically...you'd like us to stop refuting your unsubstantiated, hyperbolic claims with the use of fact? Gotcha.
    Dont try to paraphrase want I say to make it more basic for your own comprehension failures. If you want to quote me then quote me. If you need it simplified ask me for help and I'll help you understand when its too complicated.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    Democratic officials Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on states with new laws requiring identification before voting, the highlight being a call to boycott Coke, Walmart and others that back a leading organization pushing for voter ID laws.
    Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws | Washington Examiner

    Voter ID laws seem common sense to me. It creates more confidence in the election results and reduces fraudulent voting.

    This push to boycott Walmart just makes me want to go there right now and buy several things. To start I could use some more ammo…9mm, 7.62 x 39mm, .308, and some shotgun shells.
    I think everybody would be more comfortable with voter ID laws if they included mechanisms to ensure they don't disenfranchise legal voters in any way. Extra staffing at issuing places, drives, free ids for anyone who can't afford it, etc.

    So it looks like a defense of the legitimacy of our electoral process.

    Unfortunately, they don't include these mechanisms.

    So it LOOKS like an attempt to lower voter turnout because low turnout tends to favor Republicans historically.

    Its an underhanded campaign tactic, but not without precedent.(on both sides)
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Hurt business because those businesses value Voter ID laws?

    I don't get it.

    Well, looks like I should splurge at Wal-Mart for garden supplies.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Gotta love documentaries. They allow everyone to feel morally superior to the Right.
    Oh this is about the right huh?
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I am more concerned about domestic working conditions, which seem to vary across the country. That is a concern to me. As far as exploitative working conditions overseas, when compared to what existed beforehand for these people, this is a step up. Not glamorous, and not acceptable to us. They are developing nations, and I am fine with a degree of exploitation, given that it is a significant improvement.
    "Improvement" in this scenario is a very subjective term. Changing from more agrarian to manufacturing and saying that "look, they make more money now" is an improvement... well that is up for debate. More money does not exactly mean someone is doing better.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Dont try to paraphrase want I say to make it more basic for your own comprehension failures. If you want to quote me then quote me. If you need it simplified ask me for help and I'll help you understand when its too complicated.
    Oh, this is cute.

    Again: do you have links to back up any of your so-far unsubstantiated, hyperbolic claims?
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    You know, I wish politics would keep its head out of business.

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