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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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  Only a total ignorant would complain about the rise in the minimum wage, which would,  for some,  provide a living wage and make them somewhat self-sufficient.

 

Are these the same fools who were saying the poor didn’t deserve help just a while back?  And, yet, now that  the minimum wage will in some cases, preclude the need for public assistance, whine?

 

Hypocrisy, inability to think critically, and just plain stupidity seem to be the way of some. 

 

RIDICULOUS

 

Gee, I miss having a real president! 

 

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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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Centristsin2010 wrote:

CriticalThinking wrote:

This is obviously good for America because Wal Mart is huge. This kind of corporate behavior is long overdue.


And, should reduce the number of food stamp recipients.


Hey, if you guys will cut my taxes but 15%, I will be happy to give the paperboy a raise!!!

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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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CriticalThinking wrote:

This is obviously good for America because Wal Mart is huge. This kind of corporate behavior is long overdue.


And, should reduce the number of food stamp recipients.


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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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hey if the went to 15/hr with full benefits it would be a living wage! but, Jim thinks thats too much
So it begins.
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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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    Read the entire article - that somehow the author of the thread may have missed:  

 

    The move comes three years after Wal-Mart last announced it was raising wages, spending $1 billion in 2015 to lift starting hourly pay to $9 and then to $10 the following year -- for workers who complete a 90-day training course. The increase cut into profit and was criticized by some longer-tenured employees as unfair to them. Since then, many states have enacted minimum wage laws, meaning that a “sizable group” of its 4,700 U.S. stores already pay $11 an hour, according to spokesman Kory Lundberg.

 

     Why a one time check of $1K is nice, that averages out to $0.48 / hour...

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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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KidBoy2 wrote:
Rich posted..

Pardon me for being cynical but WalMart is one of the most profitable companies in the world. Why did they need U.S. taxpayers to donate the money for their employee's raises?

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Its not US taxpayers money...its money that Walmart has made...money they made after paying taxes...taxes used for our roads, schools, our military, etc. etc.

Your posts is just more sour grapes.


I get that Republicans feel that when you make money in a community (city, state, or country) you have no obligation to pay for the services you consume but do you really think Walmart needed a tax break to pay their worker's a living wage?  Seriously?   I am betting we will see a tidy dividend increase this year too. Compliments of a $1.5 Trillion deficit Republicans are already using as an excuse to cut safety nets. 

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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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Do the math kidboy ??? Our Nation will be running on empty , while the top 1% live lavishly !

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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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Meanwhile thanks to the Tax Cuts to the Insanely Wealthy , we won't have enough Tax Dollars to run OUR Nation. 99% of America will pay the price !!!

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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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Rich posted..

Pardon me for being cynical but WalMart is one of the most profitable companies in the world. Why did they need U.S. taxpayers to donate the money for their employee's raises?

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Its not US taxpayers money...its money that Walmart has made...money they made after paying taxes...taxes used for our roads, schools, our military, etc. etc.

Your posts is just more sour grapes.

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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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Richva wrote:

Pardon me for being cynical but WalMart is one of the most profitable companies in the world.  Why did they need U.S. taxpayers to donate the money for their employee's raises?


Well, they needed the US taxpayers to pick up the slack to provide their employees a livable wage for years.

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