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Hey Walmart – If DC doesn't want you, we'll take you!
  • novasteve July 11, 2013 - 11:32 am #79610 Reply

    Sansa: You are absolutely clueless. Equal protection applies to corporations and even to people who aren’t citizens. Why do you pretend you know what you are talking about?

     

    And to even further point out your extreme ignorance on this topic, and employer CAn be an actual human being. You work for another person. A sole proprietor. if they made a law singling out that one sole proprietor, are you denying they are aperson and being singled our?

     

    Please stop embarrassing yourself merely to disagree with me. You can’t get any more wrong than you already are.

    Anonymous July 11, 2013 - 11:37 am #79612 Reply

    I don’t believe that Walmart has an equal protection claim here. You want to take them as a client, go ahead.

    Of course an employer can be a human being, duh. I wasn’t talking about that situation.

    novasteve July 11, 2013 - 11:42 am #79613 Reply

    Yet you said “Employer” and that the equal protection clause doesn’t apply to employers. however you can go back and edit your post and then deny you said that. I’m sorry, but I can’t read your mind that you mean to say , btu didn’t say “corporations”. But even there you are wrong, and they are protected by equal protection as well.

    novasteve July 11, 2013 - 11:58 am #79620 Reply

    http://www.wtop.com/109/3385755/Food-workers-at-Smithsonian-strike-over-wages

     

    Haven’t been in years, but I can imagine the burgers cost $8 at these museums. Wonder what htey will cost if the demands are met. It’s a shame people who work fast food arent’ paid as much as surgeons are. Maybe we should pass a law.

    CourthouseChris July 11, 2013 - 11:59 am #79622 Reply

    Fontain… never said nobody else should have the right to make a decision that differs from mine – what a completely erroneous assertion. You are starting to sound like ns.

    Captain_Obvious July 11, 2013 - 12:04 pm #79625 Reply

    right NS, we should pay highly skilled, educated surgeons who operate on the heart and brain the same as the guy who takes your order at the drive-thru.  This has easily been bumped into top 10 of dumbest things said by you.

    jackson July 11, 2013 - 12:06 pm #79626 Reply

    I’ll pay a little more for items if the employees who work there make a little more. Steve, as has already been mentioned several times, you already pay more for things by your taxes being used to cover the shortfall from poorly paid employees. Cheap Walmart stuff isn’t so cheap in the long run.

    Anonymous July 11, 2013 - 12:07 pm #79627 Reply

    NS: “Haven't been in years, but I can imagine the burgers cost $8 at these museums. Wonder what htey will cost if the demands are met. It's a shame people who work fast food arent' paid as much as surgeons are. Maybe we should pass a law.”

    Your standard strawman. Nobody says the should be paid as much as surgeons.

    Maybe you should learn some basic economics. The bottom 90% of us haven’t seen an increase in pay, beyond inflation, for three decades. You don’t see how that not only hurts most Americans, but the whole economy? This economy runs on consumer spending. Remember how Henry Ford famously said he paid his workers well so they could afford to buy the cars they built?

    novasteve July 11, 2013 - 12:10 pm #79629 Reply

    Oh no! we should confiscate property from the top 10% ! Maybe we can create gulags! They are the cause of our problems! Lets punish them then hope money grows on trees!

    Anonymous July 11, 2013 - 12:11 pm #79630 Reply

    I meant it doesn’t apply to corporations in the case of a living wage law.

    Like I said, if you want the case, knock yourself out. I’m sure Walmart needs your counsel.

    Anonymous July 11, 2013 - 12:12 pm #79631 Reply

    NS: “Oh no! we should confiscate property from the top 10% ! Maybe we can create gulags! They are the cause of our problems! Lets punish them then hope money grows on trees!”

    It is always a mistake to take you seriously, or expect you to act like a normal rational adult with basic reading skills.

    I’m done with your idiotic nonsense today.

    It is kinda funny that you don’t see that Walmart is confiscating your money by throwing its labor costs to the taxpayers.

    novasteve July 11, 2013 - 12:16 pm #79632 Reply

    I know liberals cannot contemplate economics or how capitalism functions, but if everyone were “given” a “living wage” what do you think that would do to inflation?

    When you pass laws making money grow on trees, COSTS GO UP.

     

    iBut I don’t expect you to understand consequences of your actions because you only care about how it makes you feel.

     

    So why not just m ake it so that everyone who works at mcdonalds and wlmart gets paid $100,000 year? According to you guys, there will be nothing but great things resulting. YOu can’t contemplate consequences. That would interrupt your patting yourself on the back moment.

     

    You have no concept of how business works, you have no concept of economics. You just want to feel good about yourself.

     

    jackson July 11, 2013 - 12:21 pm #79635 Reply

    And you are willfully playing dumb, Steve, I have to assume. It’s not about “feeling good about yourself.” If Walmart paid employees more, the government would have to spend less of YOUR money on these employees.

    Again, I would rather have the choice to pay a little more for an item when Walmart passes the cost of salaries to the consumer than having no choice, as when the government spends my money for me on these employees.

     

     

    John Fontain July 11, 2013 - 12:27 pm #79636 Reply

    sansabelt said: “By taking advantage of the workers”

    Please explain how Walmart is purportedly taking advantage of its workers.  And by workers, I assume you are referring to people who voluntarily work there, right?  I anxiously await your response.

    And do you intend to respond to my original question to you?

    novasteve July 11, 2013 - 12:30 pm #79637 Reply

    So the government’s job is to give money to people to live in an area they can’t afford to live in? Wow. Maybe i can get arlington to give me money so I can afford turnberry tower? That sucks I have to live ina  building I can afford. I think someone else should give me stuff so I can choose to live beyond my means. Somebody owes me something!

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