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Democracy At Work Is The Only Way To Stop Billionaires Like Bezos

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posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: Edumakated

Do you think that you will get through to him?


No, it never does but I keep trying... lol. It doesn't matter how simple or logical of an example you give, it never sinks in. I think too many people don't understand if you are talking a lemonade stand that makes $100 or a multi-billion dollar company, the concepts are still the same.

We just had a business (ice cream shop) close in my community. The store has been here about 20 years. It is closing because minimum wage went up from $7.45 to $13/hr. Most of the workers are teens, not people raising families. The libs around here bought into that living wage BS and now the community is paying the price by losing a productive business. However, they can pat themselves on the back while ignoring the real harm their policies cause.

People aren't in a hurry to pay more for ice cream and so the store is going to close. Owner says he may reopen if he can find a spot with a cheaper lease, but the wages are what are making it hard to keep the doors open.




posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

You can blame the Unions for the minimum wage increases. Funny how they want the minimum wage raised, but, they want union workers exempt from it. These clowns are not being taught Economics anymore. I just changed jobs. My former company laid me off at the beginning of the year. I found another job, traded up really. My friends are asking me if I am going to sell the stock that I own in the parent company? I said no. The layoffs in an under performing division actually increased the value of my stock. I have 8,000 shares. My average cost per share was $22, it closed today at $65. I just keep rolling the dividend over into more stock.

For those of you who don't know, a dividend is an amount paid to the owner of a company's stock. It is paid from the PROFITS of the company.



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 04:05 PM
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This bill will never pass a republican congress, I don’t see why BS bothers with this impassable bills.

Just bring back unions to the strength they use to have and start taxing the rich like they did before 1980 and that would solve many economic issues.


Medicare for all is a bill that may soon be passable but not stuff like this.

edit on 7-9-2018 by Willtell because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

I thought from the title that this was about Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.

Perhaps it is actually a swipe at him?




posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 12:14 AM
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I worked for a company that had 300 employees and was purchase by a fortune 500 company. We voted the union in. The union made that company open their books and show us the profits. We bargained to base our wages in comparison to profits. Workers went from $8 an hour to $16. The company still made their profit and the workers got a fair wage.

In 1950 half of the American work force was unionized today it's less then 6%. The American worker is getting screwed by these large corporations. They could pay a fair wage and it wouldn't break them. It would take a full on revolt to change things in this country but people have become to complacent. The government is in on it by letting them get away with it.

The corporations want more because nothing is ever enough for them. Over the past 20 years I watched an entire generation of wealth stolen from the American people. America is rich except half of the country just doesn't know it. They best part of trickle down economics is when the rich pee on your leg and tell you it's raining.
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posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 12:23 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: JasonBillung

originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
Meanwhile. at The Company executive meeting:

CEO: OK, what are our options, here.

VP: Well, in the long run, this could cost us billions. I recommend we buy a few Congressmen for a few hundred million and have them vote against this.

CEO: That sounds cost effective. All in favor ...


JOE!

Say it ain't so.....


Hey! Trump's supposed to be cleaning up this mess, remember? He doesn't represent the big money guys, he's all in for the little guys! How could you forget his campaign promises so easily?





He is cleaning up the mess. The mess that makes it harder for corps to exploit people for higher profits .



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254Sanders is a communist, and communists hate capitalism. It's really that simple. Its just another attack on capitalism and free markets under the guise of helping the common man. Democrats never met a tax they didn't like. And fyi, taxing corporations will not make them pay higher wages, they will only pass the cost on to their customer base. If only communists understood real economics principles.


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posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: wantsome
I worked for a company that had 300 employees and was purchase by a fortune 500 company. We voted the union in. The union made that company open their books and show us the profits. We bargained to base our wages in comparison to profits. Workers went from $8 an hour to $16. The company still made their profit and the workers got a fair wage.

In 1950 half of the American work force was unionized today it's less then 6%. The American worker is getting screwed by these large corporations. They could pay a fair wage and it wouldn't break them. It would take a full on revolt to change things in this country but people have become to complacent. The government is in on it by letting them get away with it.

The corporations want more because nothing is ever enough for them. Over the past 20 years I watched an entire generation of wealth stolen from the American people. America is rich except half of the country just doesn't know it. They best part of trickle down economics is when the rich pee on your leg and tell you it's raining.
So you are talking unions vs taxes now. I understand your point, but taxing corporations is just another way to transfer wealth. Taxing corporations is not going to create higher wages. The cost will be passed on to customers. Who's a customer? Possibly the very workers themselves? So while Democrat/communists will pat themselves on the backs for a job well done, it's really just helping the government be bigger.



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: Willtell
This bill will never pass a republican congress, I don’t see why BS bothers with this impassable bills.

Just bring back unions to the strength they use to have and start taxing the rich like they did before 1980 and that would solve many economic issues.


Medicare for all is a bill that may soon be passable but not stuff like this.
It's class warfare and he's a communist. So simple.



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 11:45 AM
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Sanders is a communist, and communists hate capitalism


I have seen no evidence that Bernie is a communist, you saying it doesn't make it so.

Capitalism is corrupt, destructive, exploitive, immoral, unsustainable and a giant rip-off, so most good people want restrictions on it.



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 12:01 PM
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originally posted by: CB328



Sanders is a communist, and communists hate capitalism


I have seen no evidence that Bernie is a communist, you saying it doesn't make it so.

Capitalism is corrupt, destructive, exploitive, immoral, unsustainable and a giant rip-off, so most good people want restrictions on it.
communism is also unsustainable. Haven't you noticed the downfall of communism in the Soviet Union? Centrally controlled economies do not work. Period. I know you don't want to believe that. You just think the Soviets didn't do it right?
And the other thing.....what makes me right is that Bernie was an activist in communist organizations.... I know you want to believe that he's really just a nice "social democrat".....
take the red pill CB

While attending the University of Chicago, Sanders joined the Young People’s Socialist League, the youth wing of the Socialist Party USA. He also organized for a communist front, the United Packinghouse Workers Union, which at the time was under investigation by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.


In 1985, he traveled to Managua to celebrate the rise to power of the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista government. He called it a “heroic revolution.” Undermining anti-communist US policy, Sanders denounced the Reagan administration’s backing of the Contra rebels in a letter to the Sandinistas.
nypost.com...
Sanders promoted Obama during that election cycle. Obama is also a Marxist along with his wife Michelle. It's so obvious in their policies and statements.
You just have to understand what Marxism is and what Marxists stand for. Then you will be able to understand that Marxist policies have been already instituted to some degree and that there are operatives who are determined to go all the way.



Centralizing power, Vladimir Lenin explained: “The goal of socialism is communism.”
selfeducatedamerican.com...

So are you going to argue with Lenin about this?


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posted on Sep, 11 2018 @ 03:19 AM
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originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus

originally posted by: wantsome
I worked for a company that had 300 employees and was purchase by a fortune 500 company. We voted the union in. The union made that company open their books and show us the profits. We bargained to base our wages in comparison to profits. Workers went from $8 an hour to $16. The company still made their profit and the workers got a fair wage.

In 1950 half of the American work force was unionized today it's less then 6%. The American worker is getting screwed by these large corporations. They could pay a fair wage and it wouldn't break them. It would take a full on revolt to change things in this country but people have become to complacent. The government is in on it by letting them get away with it.

The corporations want more because nothing is ever enough for them. Over the past 20 years I watched an entire generation of wealth stolen from the American people. America is rich except half of the country just doesn't know it. They best part of trickle down economics is when the rich pee on your leg and tell you it's raining.
So you are talking unions vs taxes now. I understand your point, but taxing corporations is just another way to transfer wealth. Taxing corporations is not going to create higher wages. The cost will be passed on to customers. Who's a customer? Possibly the very workers themselves? So while Democrat/communists will pat themselves on the backs for a job well done, it's really just helping the government be bigger.
Where did I say taxes?



posted on Sep, 11 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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It hilarious to have the Elite, and sub class of them turning and pushing out forms of socialism an privatisation to seem like they care or advertise their product, all the while whose wealth was built on the principles of capitalism an free enterprise.

Woe to the fools who think they can be king, when there can only be one.




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