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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Look at it this way. If the US minimum wage wasnt so high they would be making Levi's back in the good ol' US of A once again instead of outsourcing it.
    If corporations won't even pay 62-cents a day, why on earth would you think they'd pay $7.25 an hour??

    Those kinds of jobs are never-never-ever-ever come back to the U.S.

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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    No doubt you'd regard it as a victory if all those people lost their jobs. Was the US acting for the benefit of the companies or of the Haitian people? Levis et al. can always turn to China or some other poor country.
    I wouldnt call China poor, they have the #2 economy in the world now.

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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    I believe in fiscal forms of responsibility.

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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    If you ask the Haitians what they would prefer...a job that only pays 31 cents an hour....or no job at all....which do you think they would chose?
    Where else are the corporations going to go for cheaper labor than Haitian labor?
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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Does that somehow justify us pressuring Haiti and other countries from pressuring the Haitian state to keep wages lower?
    Exactly. The US govt should have no business getting involved with Haiti's domestic affairs.
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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I bet it didn't take much pressure to get to agree. What would the Haitian government prefer, a company that paid low wages, or no company, nor wages at all?
    Right, because only the US creates companies?
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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    I believe a US minimum wage could be applied to US Firms operating overseas as a form of equality of opportunity.

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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    If you ask the Haitians what they would prefer...a job that only pays 31 cents an hour....or no job at all....which do you think they would chose?
    If you ask the Haitians what they would prefer...a priest named Aristides who is pro labor or a USA State Dept./CIA coup and a new supreme leader who is pro USA Corporate...which do you think they would chose?

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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would Stay Cheap - Business Insider

    Whose says we arent ran by corporations? This is more proof that corporations dominate our politics not only at home but overseas. Welcome to America [/FONT][/COLOR]
    And we wonder why so many people in this world hate the United States...

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    Re: WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would St

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Whose says we arent ran by corporations? This is more proof that corporations dominate our politics not only at home but overseas. Welcome to America [/FONT][/COLOR]
    If we went the way you want it'd be even worse.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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