Skip to comments.Two Americas: De Blasioís Amazon Vs. Trumpís Walmart
Posted on 11/20/2018 2:37:54 PM PST by Starman417
John Edwards once spoke of two Americas, one for all of those people who have lived the American dream and don't have to worry, and another for most Americans, everybody else who struggle to make ends meet every single day. One is reminded of this by New York City Mayor Bill De Blasios full-throated shouting of socialism for all from the rooftops of buildings whose height his politburo would determine and whose rents and occupants his commissars would control.
Mayor Bill de Blasio cited his "socialistic impulse" in describing an ideal world where New York City government has control over all land and buildings in his city.To each according to their needs gee, where have we heard that before? One would be willing to believe De Blasios socialistic impulses arises out of genuine, if wrong-headed, concern for the working poor and the middle class, the people the Democrat party of compassion is allegedly the champion of, if it were not for De Blasios support of what some would call corporate welfare, welcoming cash-rich and taxpayer-subsidized Amazons new HQ to New York City while closing its borders to a Walmart invasion:
I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be, de Blasio said in a wide-ranging interview with New York Magazine. I think theres a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs.
A listener asked just what the difference was between the two retail giants during the mayors weekly guest spot on WNYC radio:
Amazon is part of the American economy, he continued. I would ask every good progressive, every listener out there who has a concern about Amazon: How many are using Amazon as part of their daily lives? Whatever you like or dislike about Amazon, Walmart is an entirely different universe in terms of the efforts theyve undertaken to not only undermine labor, small business, the environment and obviously the politics of [Walmarts owners] the Walton family to add to it, referring to the Waltons track record of funneling megabucks to conservative causes.Funny that De Blasio has no objection to the likes of billionaires Tom Steyer, Oprah Winfrey, and George Soros funneling big bucks to liberal candidates and causes. One of the takeaways from the 2018 midterms was the morphing of the Democrats to the party of the rich as those stinky Walmart shoppers lined up at Trump rallies. The GOP is now the party of the working class, or the deplorable bitter-clingers of Hillary Clintons and Barack Hussein Obamas disdain. As deep state coup architect Peter Strzok famously said in a text message to fellow agent Lisa Page:
Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support.Who wants Walmart greeters and cashiers moving to New York when you can have the high-rollers who work for Amazon? Amazon promises to deliver $25,000 jobs with an average salary of $150,000, which is a lot more than the average Walmart greeter or cashier makes.
Wal-Mart gave people what they want at a price they can afford. Those mom-and-pop stores De Blasio champions were often inefficient opportunistic price-gougers. Walmart believed a fair wage was and is one agreed upon between employee and employer. No one was forced to work or shop there. It was efficient, innovative, successful, and non-union and that is why it was and is hated for all these reasons. It is the poster child for roll-up-your-sleeves capitalism.
Founded as a single five-and-dime store in a small Arkansas town, its success story mirrors Americas..It is a poster child for capitalism and the Amrican dream. It is ironic that Wal-Mart critics, who have long complained its employees live paycheck to paycheck, forget that many of its customers also live paycheck to paycheck, and seek quality merchandise at decent prices. They opposed low wages for Wal-Mart employees while in effect supporting higher prices for Wal-Mart customers.
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“Amazon promises to deliver $25,000 jobs with an average salary of $150,000, which is a lot more than the average Walmart greeter or cashier makes.”
If Amazon jobs are $25,000, how can the average salary be $150,000?
In de Blahblah’s America, everyone will be equally miserable.
Except for the ruling elite, of course.
Does anyone even proofread their articles anymore?
All I know is the average taxpayer in NYS will pay upwards of $48,000 apiece to compensate the ‘deal’ between Status Cuomo and Bezos.
AND AMZN is on the hook to support Cuomo for his 2020 or 2024 presidential bid.
Make no mistake - this is quid pro quo, and the average Joe and Jane in NYS will pay dearly.
DiBlahblah: AMZN is literal and figurative sweatshop! Ask the warehouse (pee in a bottle) workers.
Speaking of New York, how’s that $750 million taxpayer solar city/Tesla investment in Buffalo?
they’re both pretty good companies, but the Amazon politics stinks to high heaven, alas.
should be cleaned up.
if not by its shareholders (and they SHOULD demand it be cleaned up!).. then sorry to say but by govt.
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