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originally posted by: roadgravel
The US can fund a huge military, terrorize the world and prop up countries and corporations but doesn't really care much about it's citizens.
originally posted by: openminded2011
I pulled this off of google.
Four members of the Walton family, heirs to Sam Walton's Wal-Mart fortune, are collectively worth more than $100 billion— more wealth than the entire bottom 40% of Americans.Sep 12, 2013
If the Walton family can afford to pay themselves this well, they can afford to pay their workers better.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Metallicus
What about those who aren't very creative or can't afford college to get that education? And the people who aren't very good at talking with others and being social? What are they supposed to do?
You're coming at the situation as if everyone is capable of doing everything you are able to do. That's not how it works, some people are at a disadvantage in one way or another and aren't able to do what you did, whether it be financially, creatively, or socially. This isn't a utopia.
originally posted by: Metallicus
People are worth exactly what they earn.
That is the beauty of Capitalism.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
The whole thing with walmart has nothing to do with the pay increase of its employees. They have a drop in profit projected for next year. A 6 to 12 percent drop. That news spooked investors into selling their stock and that drove down stock values.
Now walmart will have to respond to this situation by raising prices in its stores, therfore the pay increase will be nullified.
Minimum wage will always be minimum wage.
$10 an hour is very doable, if they say it's not then they're lying out of greed.