View Poll Results: Is Labor a Commodity

Voters
30. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, it's a commodity subject to the market of wages offered

    10 33.33%
  • No, it's not a commodity, workers should receive a living wage

    12 40.00%
  • Yes, fill in your own justification

    2 6.67%
  • No, fill in your own justification

    6 20.00%
Page 16 of 22 FirstFirst ... 61415161718 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 160 of 212

Thread: Is Labor a Commodity?

  1. #151
    Sage
    teamosil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Last Seen
    05-22-14 @ 12:47 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,623

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    but the rich pay most of the income taxes. the top 5% pay more than the rest of the country combined. and Obama claims the rich don't pay their fair share
    Federal income taxes are less than half of all taxes. Why do you continuously obsess over only that slice of taxes and act like they represent all taxes? We keep pointing it out, yet you keep doing it...

    But, regardless, that's just a testament to how severely imbalanced the distribution of wealth is in this country. That means the way we have the system set up is resulting in more money flowing to them than should be, not less.

  2. #152
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,606

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Federal income taxes are less than half of all taxes. Why do you continuously obsess over only that slice of taxes and act like they represent all taxes? We keep pointing it out, yet you keep doing it...

    But, regardless, that's just a testament to how severely imbalanced the distribution of wealth is in this country. That means the way we have the system set up is resulting in more money flowing to them than should be, not less.
    income taxes are the ping pong ball in politics. they are used by the left to buy the votes of the many by promising that only others will have to pay more.


    and they are the ones (along with the death tax) most used to appeal to class warfare



  3. #153
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,606

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Federal income taxes are less than half of all taxes. Why do you continuously obsess over only that slice of taxes and act like they represent all taxes? We keep pointing it out, yet you keep doing it...

    But, regardless, that's just a testament to how severely imbalanced the distribution of wealth is in this country. That means the way we have the system set up is resulting in more money flowing to them than should be, not less.
    How is that a government function? what should be the "right amount"

    what they can earn or what you think they should be limited to?



  4. #154
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:52 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,706

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    How is that a government function? what should be the "right amount"

    what they can earn or what you think they should be limited to?
    It is a right and proper function of the government to be concerned with the general welfare of the American people. To ignore that is to ignore their Constitutional obligation.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  5. #155
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:52 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,706

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    income taxes are the ping pong ball in politics. they are used by the left to buy the votes of the many by promising that only others will have to pay more.

    Again - your pontification on this subject amounts to claims and allegations that you fail to support with any verifiable evidence.

    Do you have any?
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  6. #156
    Professor

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    North Dakota
    Last Seen
    09-02-17 @ 08:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    2,357

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Labor is not a commodity because it matters who is doing it. Some workers are better than others. Copper and Gold are commodities because it does not matter who you get them from.

  7. #157
    Professor

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    North Dakota
    Last Seen
    09-02-17 @ 08:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    2,357

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    If labor was a commodity you would not need things like a job interview or a resume.

  8. #158
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,606

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It is a right and proper function of the government to be concerned with the general welfare of the American people. To ignore that is to ignore their Constitutional obligation.
    transferring wealth to a group is hardly for the general welfare of America

    the most intentionally misunderstood term in the constitution involves the left pretending that the General welfare clause justifies income redistribution designed to buy votes for the democrat party



  9. #159
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,606

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    If labor was a commodity you would not need things like a job interview or a resume.
    that is not really true



  10. #160
    Professor

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    North Dakota
    Last Seen
    09-02-17 @ 08:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    2,357

    Re: Is Labor a Commodity?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is not really true
    How? If labor was a commodity it would not matter who supplied it.

Page 16 of 22 FirstFirst ... 61415161718 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •