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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Wow!

    That is a fantastic impact on the Middle and Lower class by way of the tax cut. I'll bet we still have record tax collections.

    We have a SPENDING problem. Tax cuts are good for the citizens. Now, if we can get D.C. to stop spending so much of our money the nation will progress in bigly ways.
    What should we cut

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Even with the wage bump, many workers will struggle if they’re the sole breadwinner.
    In related news, everyone working at the sales associate level in retail, food service or hospitality sectors, in every state in the nation, including in cities with the highest minimum wages, has always and will always struggle economically, if they're the sole breadwinner for a family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HadEnough2 View Post
    Watching the Press Briefing now. Sarah isn't commenting on that today. She is giddy over the .50 an hour raise Walmart gave today.
    Every Republican in this thread is ignoring the info,too. That does not fit their happy dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    In related news, everyone working at the sales associate level in retail, food service or hospitality sectors, in every state in the nation, including in cities with the highest minimum wages, has always and will always struggle economically, if they're the sole breadwinner for a family.
    In related news, you bitch when people don't work, but don't want to pay them so they can afford the basic necessities in life when they do. That's called a hypocrite.

    You're okay with CEO's making 400 times what the average worker makes but are against those at the bottom making enough to make it.....and us tax payers pickup the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Every Republican in this thread is ignoring the info,too. That does not fit their happy dance.
    ....and 148,000 jobs created last month. That's pretty sucky for a guy that said "I'll be the Greatest Job President ever created by God."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    In related news, everyone working at the sales associate level in retail, food service or hospitality sectors, in every state in the nation, including in cities with the highest minimum wages, has always and will always struggle economically, if they're the sole breadwinner for a family.
    Pandering Utopianists must have their useful idiots believe $15.00 minimum wage (then $20.00, then $25.00, then $30.00....) is the magic bullet....will magically transform wage earners into responsible, budget conscious, live-within-means types.

    I'm acquainted with more than a few people who are drowning in debt despite family incomes of $80K-$150K.

    'It's the spending, stupid'

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Pandering Utopianists must have their useful idiots believe $15.00 minimum wage (then $20.00, then $25.00, then $30.00....) is the magic bullet....will magically transform wage earners into responsible, budget conscious, live-within-means types.

    I'm acquainted with more than a few people who are drowning in debt despite family incomes of $80K-$150K.

    'It's the spending, stupid'
    Yes,it is the spending.It is spending the money you do not have to give tax cuts to Corporations.

    All of you neglected to notice Walmart is closing many stores,putting people out of work.

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    I'm really glad I'm not trying to live on $11 an hour. I'm really glad I'm not in a position where I have to work in a place that demands full time hours of me, sucks up 40 hours of my week or more, but does not pay me enough to live on, to buy a home or a car, to insure a car, to save for college for kids, to educate myself, to save a dime, to weather even the mildest storm.

    I don't really blame WalMart. That would be like blaming a lion for eating a gazelle. Pointless.

    We should be smarter about how we build our institutions and systems. We could be. There is enough to go around and still have some folks be rich and others not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Yes,it is the spending.It is spending the money you do not have to give tax cuts to Corporations.

    All of you neglected to notice Walmart is closing many stores,putting people out of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HadEnough2 View Post
    In related news,
    Again you dance away from the point. The standard leftist/Democrat/labor union boss rhetoric whines about sole breadwinners not being able to support families as retail associates. Of course they can't. They never have and never will, and there's nothing we can do to change that. It's delusional to think front line retail and food service jobs will ever provide a healthy sole breadwinner compensation package.

    you bitch when people don't work
    I sure as shit do not bitch about that.

    but don't want to pay them
    What do you mean "I don't want to pay them?" I'm not the world's employer and distributor of jobs. Certain jobs will never pay healthy sole breadwinner salaries. Ever. No combination of laws can force that fantasy into reality.

    You're okay with CEO's making 400 times what the average worker makes
    The only way CEOs earn that much is from the owners of those corporations being willing to devalue their own shares in exchange for leadership that boosts the stock price. That's how equity compensation creates these pay packages. What does it matter if I'm "ok" or "not ok" with the degree to which major shareholders are willing to devalue their shares to offer insane compensation packages to stock-price-boosting CEOs?

    but are against those at the bottom making enough to make it.....and us tax payers pickup the bill.
    1) I'm not against any wage that any employer wants to pay a person in exchange for his or her work. High, low, middle, or otherwise. What any given prospective buyer of labor is willing to pay for something is his own business. If he can't find a quality seller of labor at the pitifully low price he's offering, that's his problem to figure out what he has to pay to get a willing, quality worker.

    2) The federal government does not have to directly tax people in order to provide for welfare programming. It can and does run deficits almost always, and this is not only intentional, but desirable, and the leaders of the US Treasury and our central bank and every liberal macroeconomist you can find in the world will all tell you that it's preferable for the US Government to run deficits. So the ordinary taxpayers only very indirectly "pick up the bill" to provide for social welfare programming.

    3) And the government is exactly what will end up providing for the needs of the needy. There are millions of people whose labor no one will ever pay a very good price for, ever, or even any price in a lot of cases (meaning they're pretty much unemployable whatsoever). This is inevitable this day and age. If you want their needs met, it will have to be through welfare programming, because no one wants their labor enough to pay high prices for it. You and the rest of the American left wing need to come to terms with this reality.
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