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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    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?
    Amazon has full and part-time jobs even at the facility that we are talking about. I am sure that you know that some people apply to only work part-time. The story in the OP even specifies that most of the people who qualify for the assistance are part-time. Do we think that every part-time job should cover every financial need of the worker? Read the story linked in the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    There is no good reason for you
    That is offensive. How dare you!

    to weaponize social welfare policy as an attack
    Well it's better than weaponizing social un-welfare poilcy as a defense.

    against companies
    You are against companies? Say, that IS a surprise.

    that decreasingly need people's skilled and unskilled labor. Yet this has become
    You're not even making any sense now. It's embarrassing.

    the repetitious chant
    Yes, you like repetitious chants, this much we have known for a very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
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    Who said that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    Are my posts invisible?
    ::sigh:: do you need me to explain to you why they are irrelevant?

    Nah, fuck that. I'm just going to assume people are either smart enough to know the difference, or stupid enough that arguing with them is pointless anyway.

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    This company is run by a wonderful liberal named Jeff Bezos. Isn't it neat to watch the forum liberals here try to eat one of their own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    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 needing laborers is corporate welfare when those would-be employees file for assistance. 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. Does that mean those low-skill people should suffer a miserable existence? Probably not. 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.



    No one is "idolizing" anything.
    The results of tax breaks to this extent is corporate welfare. It's literally the definition. And that point has nothing to do with the workers receiving welfare.

    You don't have to be a party to member to X-Tribe to understand that.
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    Amazon and Food Stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    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?
    Because they are betting that Amazon is better than no Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Amazon has full and part-time jobs even at the facility that we are talking about. I am sure that you know that some people apply to only work part-time. The story in the OP even specifies that most of the people who qualify for the assistance are part-time. Do we think that every part-time job should cover every financial need of the worker? Read the story linked in the OP.
    Oh. So you think that the State should pay for a company to set up a warehouse. Thanks for weighing in. Glad to know you're all about the free market. You know, self-deception ain't just a river in Egypt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    This company is run by a wonderful liberal named Jeff Bezos. Isn't it neat to watch the forum liberals here try to eat one of their own?
    They will stop short of eating him. But they have a point. I'll add that its not a terribly sustainable, efficient or logical system.

    If a corporation cannot take care of it's employees, who are then supposed to be paid for by you and me through welfare, why do we give this company breaks?

    Amazon should be at least offsetting the costs. I don't think you and I should have to pay for that. Evidently we do, upwards of 11+% in the state referenced in the article, or by Djinn.
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