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Two Americas: De Blasioís Amazon Vs. Trumpís Walmart
Flopping Aces ^ | 11-20-18 | Daniel John Sobieski

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 Blasio’s 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.

“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 there’s 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.”

To each according to their needs – gee, where have we heard that before? One would be willing to believe De Blasio’s 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 Blasio’s support of what some would call corporate welfare, welcoming cash-rich and taxpayer-subsidized Amazon’s new HQ to New York City while closing its borders to a Walmart invasion:

A listener asked just what the difference was between the two retail giants during the mayor’s 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 they’ve undertaken to not only undermine labor, small business, the environment … and obviously the politics of [Walmart’s 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 Clinton’s and Barack Hussein Obama’s 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 America’s..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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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: akadeblasio; amazon; billdeblasio; blasio; districtofcolumbia; newyork; newyorkcity; socialism; walmart; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost

1 posted on 11/20/2018 2:37:54 PM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417

“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?


2 posted on 11/20/2018 2:46:36 PM PST by Blue House Sue
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To: Starman417

In de Blahblah’s America, everyone will be equally miserable.

Except for the ruling elite, of course.


3 posted on 11/20/2018 2:50:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Twitter is Trump's laser pointer and the DemocRats are all cats.)
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To: Blue House Sue
It's 25,000 jobs, not $25,000 jobs.

Does anyone even proofread their articles anymore?

4 posted on 11/20/2018 2:52:32 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("The Russians escaped while we weren't watching them ... like Russians will.")
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To: Blue House Sue

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.


5 posted on 11/20/2018 2:53:32 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Starman417

DiBlahblah: AMZN is literal and figurative sweatshop! Ask the warehouse (pee in a bottle) workers.


6 posted on 11/20/2018 3:06:33 PM PST by Riflema
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To: Starman417
Hate to break it to this writer, but Walmart (at the top, at least) is run by a bunch of Democrats. I have no idea if Sam Walton was a Democrat, but I doubt he'd care for the way that the company is run these days.
7 posted on 11/20/2018 3:45:48 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (Any lover of big government is an enemy of freedom.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Speaking of New York, how’s that $750 million taxpayer solar city/Tesla investment in Buffalo?

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-20/inside-elon-musk-s-forgotten-gigafactory-2-in-buffalo


8 posted on 11/20/2018 3:58:17 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Starman417

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.


9 posted on 11/20/2018 4:14:25 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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