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originally posted by: g146541
a reply to: MarlinGrace
Or the people can unionize like we had back when.
Do you suggest the quality of life is better now that corporations are done "union busting"??
I worked union all of my life and did pretty well, I'm not rich but I don't have to swing a sign on a street corner either.
I promise even with the union in the way, the company made some fat cash off of me.
More than I made myself!
originally posted by: Rezlooper
a reply to: MarlinGrace
This is a great idea. Now, you should make a video, get some publicity for this and start a movement. Maybe the video will go viral and the more fortunate can start helping those with these piddly wages earn a better living without waiting for government to solve the problem.
I'm heading to Walmart in a little bit, I'll be one of the first to try this (even though I find myself one of those on the side of needing an extra ten dollar bill once-in-a-while.)
originally posted by: KawRider9
Bush's fault? LMAO, pretty sure ole slick Willie had something to do with the outscorcing of jobs.
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Would this video be a "strawman" argument?
I truly am not sure as I am not fully up on political jargon.
The video is a bad example however, obvious scammer attempting to bilk folks out of their cash after the fact in a parking lot...
That’s where you become supremely arrogant. What gives you (or anyone) the right to limit the amount of money another American can earn?
Many of us do pay more, I do as I see Walmart as the devil and just don't shop there.
Industry standard is 275% markup, I'm sure the billionaires at the top of that pyramid could eek out a few more dollars.
That is a very open question. I can only speak for myself. Yes, my quality of life is better than it was 30 (20, 10, or even 5) years ago. For those whose quality of life is on the decline, maybe that has more to do with the fact that for every “job” created under the Obama administration 75 people went on food stamps. Are Walmart’s low wages to blame for the US economic downturn that has led to a standard of living decline or could it be bad economic policy in DC?
Tell me Seabag, do you believe the quality of life is better here in the US than it was 30 years ago? Why, why not?
originally posted by: chiefsmom
How about we put our big boy pants on, and do what we need to do, to live the way we want to live?
Way back when, I had to have 2 jobs, to make due, with the extras I wanted.
And today? A co worker has taken a second job. She can live on this one, but needs some extra to pay for a surprise expense.
What is so wrong with that?
Or, just get on welfare. Then you can afford the newest phone.