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Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
reply to post by jacobe001
Believe it or not facism is actually good. It became dirty cause of the holocaust and because germans and italians wanted a piece of the british pie. The brits and americans had pure capitalism as their agenda as well as global domination and the creation of the state of israel.
Since the allies won they wrote history their way. I don't hate jews but you have to admit they have a mighty strong lobby in america called aipac and we have been MANIPULATED to fight THEIR WARS for 50 years now.
It was never about cheap oil because if it was then wtf is gasoline selling for $4.50 a gallon?
And why is wall street predominantly controlled by jews? The gold market? The diamonds??? You go to a doctor its a jew. You go to see a lawyer, another jew. Stating THE OBVIOUS does not make me an anti-semite although I will admit it is the mystic jews that are creating problems and not the oridinary jews! Did I mention rothchild boulevard in tel aviv? Also the richest family............HHHHHHMMMMMMM
Originally posted by popsmayhem
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
Communist nations are as bad as capitalist nations, but they DON'T NEED unemployment cause plenty of jobs theoretically exist for everyone in a centrally planned economy. With communism they don't have to consider job efficiency and/or profit.
If you work reasonably well or many times just show up for work that is good enough. It is a society of mediocrity, but that sure as hell beats a society of "jobs shipped overseas" and people having to rob convience stores which then end up in jail at the tax payers expense.
Yah freaking right, ask the people
at foxconn who are throwing themselves
off the stinking roof that one bud.
Who controls the food supply controls the people.
Who controls energy can control whole continents:
Who controls money controls the world.
Originally posted by jhn7537
Originally posted by ratcals
I'm 49 years old and I have NEVER collected unemployment in my entire life. So seriously, you can't find any job in 79 weeks? Not buying it.
Exactly, and say we are living in a healthy economy which is 5% unemployment rate, do those 5% who are unemployed deserve to keep getting checks past the deadlines? I feel like everyone puts this crisis on the economy and job market, but even in a healthy economy I bet those same people would make the same case they are making today... "there are no jobs"....edit on 11-5-2012 by jhn7537 because: (no reason given)
Those low-cost goods at Wal-Mart ultimately come at a high price: lost jobs, lower wages and unsupportable U.S. trade deficits.
Wal-Mart is the single largest importer of foreign-produced goods in the United States, and the majority of its private-label clothing is manufactured in at least 48 countries around the world—and almost none in the United States.
Wal-Mart’s biggest trading partner is China. The world’s largest retailer bought some $12 billion in merchandise in 2002, from China, nearly 10 percent of all Chinese goods sold in this country that year. Through November 2004, the United States was running a $147 billion trade deficit with China.
Lost Jobs Through Importing Foreign-Made Goods
Such a huge trade deficit undercuts domestic manufacturing and destroys good U.S. jobs because the nation is importing, on a large scale, products that had been produced domestically.
The company says its inventory of products made in China was expected to hit $18 billion last year, the second consecutive year the inventory grew by more than 20 percent. More than 70 per cent of the products sold at Wal-Mart are made in China, according to the China Business Weekly.
More than 80 percent of the 6,000 factories in Wal-Mart's worldwide database of suppliers are in China. If Wal-Mart were a separate nation, it would rank as China’s fifth-largest export market, ahead of Germany and Britain.
U.S. Jobs Shipped Overseas
Between 1989 and 2003, the ever-increasing U.S. trade deficit with China has led to about 1.5 million jobs that either moved overseas or never were created in this country as production shifted to China, according to a report released Jan. 11, 2005, by the U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC), a congressionally appointed panel. The pace of job losses has picked up since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, with about one-third of the total, or 500,000, occurring in the past three years.
Lower Wages for U.S. Workers
By supporting foreign-made goods on such a massive scale, the company that trumpets its All-American image is creating incentives for corporations to destroy good jobs in the United States.
As the world’s largest company with sales of $256 billion last year, Wal-Mart exerts a strong downward pressure on wages, and not only for its own workers. Its sheer size and buying power gives it the ability to influence wage rates of its competitors and suppliers, including manufacturing and construction companies.
Wal-Mart pressures its suppliers through a policy that says the price Wal-Mart will pay and will charge shoppers must drop each year for basic products that don't change. To survive in the face of the retail giant’s pricing demands, suppliers have had to lay off employees and close U.S. plants in favor of outsourcing products from overseas.
By purchasing such a large amount of goods produced in China, Wal-Mart indirectly supports continued workers’ rights abuses by Chinese authorities.
A report in The Washington Post shows how Wal-Mart pits suppliers against one another and squeezes them for the lowest price. As a result, the report says factories respond with longer hours or lower pay. And the workers have no options because China forbids independent trade unions.
Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by jacobe001
Funny you should say that. I can find plenty of U.S. made products at Walmart.
I bought a Craftsman air compressor from Sears though and I will give you one guess as to where it was made. Here is a hint China.
By the way, who do you think works at the Walmarts you are not supporting? Americans maybe? Maybe you forgot about that.
Raistedit on 5/12/12 by Raist because: (no reason given)
Actually I have worked minimum wage. I call it living to your means. People aren’t willing to make the sacrifices to survive. They still want this, that, and everything else. They still want their cake, AND eat it too! Why do you find it so hard to work minimum wage. Sounds like you have an ego you’re not willing to give up! Once the stock market eventually goes bust and everyone loses everything they have, I’m going to love sitting on the side lines watching people like you freak out because the kids can’t get their preferred breakfast of fruit loops in the morning. There is a difference in WANTING something, and there is a difference in NEEDING something! I have 2 children I love very much! It doesn’t matter to me how big my house is, the car I drive, shoes I ware, people I know, etc... As long as I can work hard for something, give my kids a warm safe happy place to live, food in their mouths, than I am happy!
Wal-Mart employs more people than any other company in the United States outside of the Federal government, yet the majority of its employees with children live below the poverty line. "Buy American" banners are prominently placed throughout its stores; however, the majority of its goods are made outside the U.S. and often in sweatshops. Critics believe that Wal-Mart opens stores to saturate the marketplace and clear out the competition, then closes the stores and leaves them sitting empty. Freedom of speech issues also come into play. Musicians are at the mercy of Wal-Mart's stringent content rules, forcing many to create "sanitized" versions of their albums specifically for the discount chain.
Forbes magazine, polling business executives (not employees) has ranked Wal-Mart among the best 100 corporations to work for. Yet the employees on average take home pay of under $250 a week. The salary for full-time employees (called "associates") is $6 to $7.50 an hour for 28-40 hours a week, which is typical in the discount retail industry. This pay scale places employees with families below the poverty line, with the majority of employees' children qualifying for free lunch at school. When closely examined, this amounts to a form of corporate welfare, as the taxpayer subsidizes the low salaries. One-third are part-time employees - limited to less than 28 hours of work per week - and are not eligible for benefits.
Sears, Target, Kmart, The Dollar store, and even mom and pop stores sell stuff made in China. I would say just as many of their products are made in China as Walmarts.
He launched a determined effort to market American-made products. Included in the effort was a willingness to find American manufacturers who could supply merchandise for the entire Wal-Mart chain at a price low enough to meet the foreign competition.