Seabag let's be honest though.
Forget law and entitlement for a moment.
Do you think it's fair that a executive at Wal Mart makes 10 times the amount that the front line worker makes? That they deserve to receive millions in bonuses, when in reality, without those entry level workers, Wal Mart would be a shadow of what it is.
I agree that companies certainly have a right to do as they please with pay ( other than following the established labor laws) but I think we can agree that is a moral way to do business without sacrificing profit.
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
Wow there's a lot of market vs. people here.
My principle is pretty simple:
You have every right to make a profit and live well. ...But you don't have the right to do so by screwing over thousands, or hundreds of thousands, of people over while you do it.
Yes, there are always going to be winners and losers, but at some point we have to recognize that if we let people go too far with their capitalism and a few start accumulating obscene amounts of resources at the expense of the rest of us, these few become a threat to the very system that we live in.
We are starting to reach a critical point here in the U.S. You can talk about free markets all you want, but when you have the Walton family having as much wealth as the bottom 1/3 of the entire country, then we have a system that is going to start imploding.
There's only so many toilet seats, houses, and planes that a rich man can buy. There'll be nobody to demand the supply, and our country will collapse under the weight of its own greed.
Originally posted by bloodreviara
It often makes one wonder if maybe the world will hit the slow
down button one day, just get tired of it all being about the
big rat race, the 24/7 non stop business, maybe even have
a day again where all the shops actually close and we ALL get
a day off together, wow that would be nice but i doubt it
will ever happen, no rest for the wally world, or for us,
their sales eventually have to drop, i mean honestly you cant
always always expect growth.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
reply to post by FlyersFan
And you don't think it's possible that Wal Mart may need a convenient scape goat?
I don't know anyone IRL who shops at Wal Mart unless it's a last resort.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by seabag
Are you actually promoting classism in the US? It is about time it is done away with.
Walmart made 405 billion dollars last year, trust me, they can afford to pay employees.
Instead they pay employees sub par wages, no benefits, and force the states to pick up the benefits so YOU are paying for people on welfare to keep their jobs.
Then in order to make more money, they force their manufacturers jobs overseas, since they come in and take over a community and make themselves sole provider, they force the manufacturers to charge less and less, than tthe manufacturers ever wanted to lower it. So they have no choice but to send their manufacturing to ASIA, who gets the jobs.
All while racking in 400 billion pure profit.
How about Americans pay a little more, instead of expecting coffee makers for 10 bucks made from god knows what and lead painted toys, we do with less walmarts, and mom and pop can come back and make a decent living.
Originally posted by heyitsok
Wow, how rich are you man?
Originally posted by mikell
Wal Mart nearly destroyed our little town of about 10000 people but it didn't really it just lowered the rent and prices for buildings downtown and it bloomed. 5-6 more places to eat and a lot of other small businesses opened up even a Wiccan store. Best thing that ever happened
Walmart - "February Sales are a Total Disaster"