Skip to comments.Wal Mart's Exploitive Practices Attacked By Website
Posted on 05/26/2005 6:27:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Because of Wal-Mart's inadequate wages and benefits, Wal-Mart employees are eligible for $2.5 billion in Federal assistance, which comes from your tax dollars.
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I agree with about everything you've said but I don't understand the math on that one.
I have no fear.
Not always. Our economy has changed with womens' lib.
Get over it.
I'll never get over seeing the working poor struggle and remember broken promises to sell only American-made goods.
If people are too freaking stupid to make a good living in the greatest country on earth with all the opportunities, then to hell with them.
Not everybody has your IQ. The hell with them? Remember Lazarus and the rich man? Better watch thy attitude.
And define "living wage". Two cars, cellphones, cable, computer, internet access, etc? Geez, I guess next you'll argue these are god-given rights.
A living wage does not include two cars. It should include one dependable car, money to pay for insurance, modest housing, adequate food, a night out once in awhile, internet access and computer, can get by without cellphone and cable tv. You can take classes on the internet to get a college degree, if they have your IQ.
Some decent people just don't have the intelligence to quaify for the better jobs, or they have handicaps you don't know about. That does not make them lesser beings and they deserve a minimum quality of life. Anyone with an IQ above 100 can make a good living. Most don't even try.
After conducting its own study, the Palm Beach Post reported that Wal-Mart has directly received at the minimum $150 million in direct incentives from municipal, county, state, and even federal governments to open 47 distribution centers in 32 states. The Palm-Beach Post reports that this figure is only a start--- and likely grows by tens of millions when less quantifiable breaks such as government bond financing and enterprise zones are taken into account (Palm Beach Post, 8/30/2003).
You're "alive". Cut back your frivolous spending 50% and send the extra cash to me... (sounds just as absurd as your "living wage")
Or they could just get other jobs.
Freedom cuts both ways.
Some welfare cheats, maybe. Some people who are good at garage sales, etc., can build up an inventory of fairly decent stuff and still be poor. A lot of these people are getting their clothes at second-hand stores and they don't wear $200 sneakers, etc.
See post #55. It has already been elaborated all it needs to be in that post.
I'm over exaggerating the people who go out and find all these sexual partners, have all these children we pay for and aren't even sure who these kids belong to.
Some actually tell 5 different men the kid is theirs and hope to get support from all of them.
There are some messed up people out there.
They want to believe the world owes them a wage and maid for some reason.
I think the reason is unions and watching TV.
That's because when they open a new store or distribution center they have 10 applicants for every job opening.
They must be doing something right.
As president of two corporations, I did not eschew the proud American economic platform of free enterprise.
Rather, I simply invoked wise words, written not by me.
Again, I restate the immutable truth. "There, but for the grace of God, go I."
"It should include one dependable car, money to pay for insurance, modest housing, adequate food, a night out once in awhile, internet access and computer"
If every employer were required to provide all of those things for everybody they employ... the unemployment rate in this country would be over 20%. You are sheltered and don't understaned economics.
Any extra I have goes to help family members a lot of you people are looking down on. And that is only in real jam situations. I learned a long time ago you don't solve a problem by throwing money at it.
"I learned a long time ago you don't solve a problem by throwing money at it."
And yet you want laws requiring other people to throw money at it.
In this region, WalMart pays better than most employers for basically unskilled labor.
My IQ may top out at 80...Hard work will get you ahead here in the USA...
Internet access is now a necessity ? bunk...
My question was serious. If the assistance is eliminated and the workers will not be able to subsist, are you saying that the wages will go up? Was it your point?
How this change would play out? Can you elaborate?
You've said a mouthful. and I totally agree.
"Internet access is now a necessity ?"
Exactly! You've just summed up the problem with the term "living wage". It's totally subjective and changes on an annual basis. I don't know what arbitrary wage these spoiled university brats would set as the minimum... but I guarantee you it would cause an unemployment rate of well over 15%
The employer should not provide anything but wages, benefits, annual picnics, and employee discounts.
People should be paid enough to buy and insure a dependable second-hand car and be able to find an honest car repair place that doesn't charge an arm and a leg.
I don't have a degree in economics but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see so many working poor exploited by their employers because there aren't any other jobs that pay any better.
You are the one who is sheltered. Go out an mingle with some of these folks you think don't deserve some of the things you no doubt have.
Keep it up. Time is on the side of the Democrats. The more working poor we have, the more they will vote Democrat.