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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Let's see yours that they're not. As a Conservative poster on DP, I post link after link after LINK with my opinions. Those I disagree with seldom post any -- but they're great at askin' for them.

    I posted a link (I think it was actually to YOU) showing that private school teachers make less than public school teachers. I'll not be looking for it again. I'm sure you can find it yourself if you choose. But then you won't believe it when you see it anyway.
    I already have. I have shown that teachers in WI make just over the national average of all jobs. Considering teaching requires a four-year degree, and the median average is just over $50,000, I am not sure what your complaint is.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    How many CEO's do you fund with your purchases and why if you care so much about what a private sector CEO makes do you purchase from their company?
    Why do you argue about politics in WI? It's the principle of the matter!
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    When people demonize Wal-Mart they are neglecting to consider the consumer.
    Wal-mart has been a blessing to people because of their lower prices. Some people have to shop there because that's what they can afford. When the economy is bad their profits go up, and vice versa.
    Also, they treat employees well in wages, benefits, promotions etc. and they are not even unionized. I'm surprised they don't just treat their employees like crap and pay them minimum wage
    they treat employees well?? seems to me i remember having read where their benefits suck, where they have locked in employees after hours 'till all the work was done, but tried to skate out of paying overtime.....yeah, sounds like a great place.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Why do you argue about politics in WI? It's the principle of the matter!
    That was a response to another posters questions about taxpayers funding CEO salaries in the private sector. Try to keep up.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    they treat employees well?? seems to me i remember having read where their benefits suck, where they have locked in employees after hours 'till all the work was done, but tried to skate out of paying overtime.....yeah, sounds like a great place.
    Just another subject you know nothing about. I competed against Wal-Mart and know their salary and benefit packages quite well. You couldn't be more wrong but then again that is usual for you.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    yes...let's continue our race to the bottom. when salaries fall for public school teachers, they will fall for private school teachers. then who do you think will be standing in line to teach our children?
    Why would private salaries drop if public ones do?
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    they treat employees well?? seems to me i remember having read where their benefits suck, where they have locked in employees after hours 'till all the work was done, but tried to skate out of paying overtime.....yeah, sounds like a great place.
    My favorite is their practice of taking out life insurance on employees and then collecting benefits when they die. How is that ethical? By the way:

    Walmart CEO Michael Duke's Pay: More in an Hour Than Workers Get All Year? - ABC News
    By Ed Smith's math, the CEO of Walmart earns more in an hour than his employees will earn in a year.
    Photo: Chicago alderman: "Sad" contrast between Wal-Mart CEO's pay and employee wages
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    Chicago alderman Ed Smith has calculated that Walmart CEO Michael Duke earns more in an hour than... Expand
    Chicago alderman Ed Smith has calculated that Walmart CEO Michael Duke earns more in an hour than his employees will earn in a year. Smith's numbers may be a bit off, according to an executive compensation firm, but he argues that there's still a "sad" contrast between the tens in millions of dollars Duke receives and the wages of his employees. Collapse

    Smith, an alderman in Chicago, presented posters at a city council meeting showing that Walmart CEO Michael Duke's $35 million salary, when converted to an hourly wage, worked out to $16,826.92. By comparison, at a Walmart store planned for the Windy City's Pullman neighborhood, new employees to be paid $8.75 an hour would gross $13,650 a year.

    Smith's numbers could be a bit off. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm, calculates that Duke earned just south of $20 million in 2009 and $28 million in 2008, not counting millions of dollars in potential performance awards. But the alderman argued that there's still a "sad" contrast between Duke's compensation and the wages of his employees.
    Seems like Walmart could use a union. By the way, that is a ratio of 2,150:1. Where would Walmart be without cashiers, janitors, and people to stock the shelves? This guy earns zero without those people, yet he makes over 2000 times their salary?

    Yeah, I think they could use a union.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    The sweet smell of sobriety.

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    More like the sour taste of right wing deception (and hypocrisy).

    As a classical liberal, I wholeheartedly support the idea of laissez-faire capitalism, the idea of a neutral minimal government that doesn't tax people and/or run up deficits to redistribute money, and the right of any individual or entity (including one that calls itself the "State of Wisconsin") to hire whomever they damn well want (including someone undocumented), without having to abide by hiring laws of any kind, including those that require them to defer to union restrictions/guidelines.

    However, GOPers have never been in favor of such a system.

    It's more likely the case that Walker wants to cut State employee benefits to avoid cutting State subsidy payments to organizations/businesses favored by his backers (i. e. private business owners, CEOs). And, oh look. . .

    Business subsidy reforms backed - JSOnline

    Fat chance those reforms will pass. Alas, that's the trouble with right wingers--they're too addicted to welfare to balance any budgets.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Just another subject you know nothing about. I competed against Wal-Mart and know their salary and benefit packages quite well. You couldn't be more wrong but then again that is usual for you.
    ah yes, the 'all knowing, all seeing, all powerful' conservative has made an appearance....subjects that someone knows nothing about... sounds about like any thread you post in, and i will leave it there .

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    it's not deception. why would you think he'll stop with cutting benefits? this year, maybe, but what about the future? again, it seems republicans are intent upon destroying our middle class.
    The middle class also pays those wages and benefits.
    I keep hearing how without Unions, the middle class will be destroyed. Sorry, I don't get the connection.
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