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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Showing off your staggering intellect again I see. Got any more for us? Why don't you call me a stupid dummy next, genius?
    Mr. splansing,

    Dude, when have I ever resorted to ad hominem...

    I was just commenting that while you are wistfully nostalgic about the return to communism, you employ all the accoutrements which make capitalism work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. splansing,

    Dude, when have I ever resorted to ad hominem...

    I was just commenting--
    No, you were calling me a communist. And a dummy head poo poo pants. Cause you're a fucking idiot troll. Don't worry, everyone knows it. No harm done. Keep it up.

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    Amazon’s second headquarters could transform a region, but how many cities have the bandwidth to handle the massive project?

    It involves 8 million square feet of office space eventually, along with big incentives, mass transit connections and a stable, pro-business climate. Perhaps most important, Amazon needs a labor pool that can provide 50,000 workers, including many tech specialists.

    It’s a daunting number of new jobs, especially from a single company, and few regions have a record of such job growth. But Dallas-Fort Worth is one that does.

    Since 2010, D-FW has added an average of almost 100,000 jobs a year, twice as many as Seattle, Amazon’s fast-growing hometown. D-FW is also well ahead of Denver, considered a favorite in the Amazon sweepstakes, and Austin, another leading contender.

    The Dallas metro area has over twice the population of Denver and Austin, so you’d expect it to add more workers. That may seem an unfair advantage, but size has advantages.

    Amazon won’t hire 50,000 people immediately, so cities have time to ramp up. Still, Dallas could handle the extra load better than most.

    Amazon plans to hire lots of tech workers, including high-demand software engineers. Last year, almost two-thirds of Amazon job postings in Seattle were for tech workers, according to Emsi, a labor market research firm in Moscow, Idaho.

    Emsi recently published a report on the top cities for so-called HQ2, based on their ability to meet Amazon’s labor demands. Dallas-Fort Worth, a tech powerhouse that often doesn’t get credit for it, was No. 5 in the overall ranking.

    Average pay for the Amazon jobs will be about $100,000 a year, according to public documents from the company. At that pay rate, Amazon could attract almost 15,000 software engineers in the Dallas area, Emsi reported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    No, you were calling me a communist. And a dummy head poo poo pants. Cause you're a fucking idiot troll. Don't worry, everyone knows it. No harm done. Keep it up.
    Mr. splansing,

    Funny, you espouse communist theory, then get pissed when someone complements you on your beliefs...weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. splansing,

    Funny, you espouse communist theory, then get pissed when someone complements you on your beliefs...weird
    I know right?!

    It's like being okay with corporate welfare while at the same time looking down your nose at citizens who need it!

    Totally funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. splansing,

    Funny, you espouse communist theory, then get pissed when someone complements you on your beliefs...weird
    So first you call me a communist and now you're telling me I'm pissed. Fact is, you are a fucking idiot troll. And everyone does know it. Facts. Nothing to be pissed about. It's a little sad, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Classic corporate welfare.
    There is no good reason for you to weaponize social welfare policy as an attack against companies that decreasingly need people's skilled and unskilled labor. Yet this has become the repetitious chant of Democrats and unions.

    Low paid workers rationally signing up for social assistance are not "corporate welfare" any more than a company not even needing laborers in the first place is corporate welfare when those would-be employees file for assistance. That is to say, it’s not “corporate welfare.” If Amazon tires of your whining and just replaces all of its low-paid workers with robots and drones, and those newly unemployed workers sign up for our country's social assistance, is that corporate welfare? No.

    Social welfare policy is social welfare policy. We're never going to need to employ 100% of the nation's labor. Too many millions of people's skills are too inferior for anyone to need or want. That's reality, and it can't be twisted into some narrative that the corporation is getting "welfare" from government by virtue of it not needing to employ people. Does that mean those low-skill people who can't get jobs should suffer a miserable existence? Probably not. We probably don't want or need people to suffer horribly. So that means there needs to be social welfare. And there is no intelligent reason for you to weaponize social welfare in order to rabidly attack companies.

    You want to know what is corporate welfare when it comes to food stamps? It’s the dumbass wide-open eligibility criteria under SNAP for corporate junk food. But to limit SNAP eligibility to healthy foods would probably make you wet your pants in anger, because for some odd reason you probably want corporations to profit off of poisoning people with their junk food.

    I just do not understand how much longer people will idolize shit like this just because it is making big cash for a few people who run it.
    No one is “idolizing” anything.
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    PART TIME workers. A part time wage is not supposed to cause someone who is a single parent with a couple kids to come off welfare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    So first you call me a communist and now you're telling me I'm pissed. Fact is, you are a fucking idiot troll. And everyone does know it. Facts. Nothing to be pissed about. It's a little sad, though.
    Mr. splansing,

    dude, you angrily get mad at me when I complement you on your communist theory, then angrily say you weren't pissed?

    Dude, I mean, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    PART TIME workers. A part time wage is not supposed to cause someone who is a single parent with a couple kids to come off welfare.
    If all Amazon has to show for their efforts is a bunch of low paying part time jobs, why the fuck is the state handing them giant wheelbarrows full of cash to set up?
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