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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    "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.
    Wait...doesn't that essentially kill the whole argument for living wages, then? I mean, if higher pay doesn't improve lives...
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Oh this is about the right huh?
    Don't be Coy. Those documentaries hit a perfect pitch with the Left.
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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.
    Is that what Ben Stein was doing with his documentary? Making everyone feel morally superior to the Right?
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Oh, this is cute.

    Again: do you have links to back up any of your so-far unsubstantiated, hyperbolic claims?
    Do your own research on how chinese sweat shops dont pay anything resembling fair wages. Go look up how that affects pricing of products and how american companies paying a decent wage with benefits can't compete with companies paying less than a dollar an hour. Go look up the number of businesses that went under because walmart came to town. Go look up walmarts employee pay and benefits. Google can help you quite a bit. If you dont like google yahoo has a search engine too.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Don't be Coy. Those documentaries hit a perfect pitch with the Left.
    I think most liberals would agree that I am not one of them. I dont attack a political leaning. i make my own decisions. I could care less about left vs right.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    You know, I wish politics would keep its head out of business.
    That's funny. I wish business would keep it's head out of politics.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Is that what Ben Stein was doing with his documentary? Making everyone feel morally superior to the Right?
    He made that monstrosity to make him and his Intelligent Design colleagues feel morally superior to the Left.

    Most of those stylized documentaries come from the Left. It still carries with it a sense of intellectual pedigree, even though it rarely does anymore.
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Wait...doesn't that essentially kill the whole argument for living wages, then? I mean, if higher pay doesn't improve lives...
    No. It doesn't. Our society is money driven. He is stating the people are doing better because we are modifying a society to be more like westernized markets means they are doing better. That's unprovable. It's like saying that some middle-class family is "doing better" than the Amish family in Pennsylvania because they make more money. More money in that scenario doesn't indicate "doing better."
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    Re: Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    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.
    That's absurd. Companies of all sizes pursue cheaper labor, it's dumb, bad business not to. The fact that Walmart is one of the "biggest contributors" is because it's one of the biggest employers.

    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.
    It's textbook behavior. What shoudl they do, simply let competitors eat their market share? What kind of business person are you?
    So shop on Amazon or Target, I do, wtf.

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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.
    The overwhelming majority of those people aren't being forced to work there.
    They choose too, instead of being prostitutes or starving to death.
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