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  •  no slack from me (9+ / 0-)

    i appreciate your candor in making a point you already know is unlikely to be terribly resonant.

    but i'd offer up this in reply:

    in which the cost of higher wages will have to be passed to the consumer.
    please consider that the cost of these lower wages are systematically being passed on to the taxpayer.

    peace

    keep your eyes on the sky. put a dollar in the kitty. don't the moon look pretty. --becker&fagen

    by homo neurotic on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 03:55:03 PM PST

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    •  I understand that as well... (0+ / 0-)

      But I'm not an economic ideologue either.

      I think this is a time in our history where we need to be able to have cheap goods for a lot of people.

      If not for WalMart (or a company like it), there wouldn't be a lot of places for lower income people to buy common necessities.

      But I'm not under the illusions that WalMart employees aren't underpaid either.

      I don't think low cost providers (no matter how big the company) are very good targets for unionization.

      "Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what."

      by peacemaker33 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 04:09:59 PM PST

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