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PostPosted: September 26 18, 8:16 am 
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It is really disgusting to see how much these CEO's are making.

Unfortunately, I would bet if a tax like that got passed - this would be Walmart's response...

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Which is why the workers should just own Wal-Mart.


What if a business owner doesn’t have employees or at least minimal employees and has gone to mostly automation. What kind of profits is he allowed to have?


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PostPosted: September 26 18, 8:25 am 
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Welfare abuse is rampant and if you work with people of low SES everyday you’ll see it every day.


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PostPosted: September 26 18, 8:50 am 
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military spending is rampant too


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PostPosted: September 26 18, 9:17 am 
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MAGA wrote:
Welfare abuse is rampant and if you work with people of low SES everyday you’ll see it every day.


And if you work with or are only around rich people then you will also see rich people every day and not any other class unless they are serving your meal or washing your car. Cops generally interact with criminals more than non-criminals so does that mean that the majority of the population are criminals?

I think of the abuse like the drug testing for benefits. Where drug testing has been implemented, the costs of the testing has been way more expensive than the money saved by catching people testing positive and stopping their benefits. Are there people on public assistance using drugs? Of course. In reality, that number is not nearly as high as we are told by those who want to eliminate any safety nets. It is the same with voter fraud. We are told it is rampant yet every investigation has shown that it is an absurdly tiny amount in reality.

I see abuse of public assistance the same way. Does it happen? Absolutely. Should it be stopped one way or another? Absolutely. Is it as bad as certain groups want us to believe? Absolutely not. Those falsehoods are consistently spewed based on nothing but anecdotal evidence, often contradicting actual evidence gathered through investigations and the sole purpose is to demonize the poor and immigrants (even better if they can get both involved) so that they can justify taking away any assistance in order to steer the money towards programs and breaks that benefit the rich.

Every day I'm starting to believe more and more that the ruling class is working with the 1% to keep the middle and lower income/class demographics fighting each other so that they aren't focused on the rich screwing everybody else over in order to perpetuate the cycle.


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PostPosted: September 26 18, 9:23 am 
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tlombard wrote:
MAGA wrote:
Welfare abuse is rampant and if you work with people of low SES everyday you’ll see it every day.



Every day I'm starting to believe more and more that the ruling class is working with the 1% to keep the middle and lower income/class demographics fighting each other so that they aren't focused on the rich screwing everybody else over in order to perpetuate the cycle.

absolutely. the 1% are the freaks, they need to adapt to us, not us to them. the 1% is the group that doesn't act like the rest of us. they're the "different" ones. i don't know why the 99% is always catering to them.


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PostPosted: September 26 18, 9:57 am 
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military spending is rampant too

Without question. it’s described as “defense spending” but I don’t think it’s ever been used defensively.


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PostPosted: September 26 18, 12:43 pm 
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Amazon's Aggressive Anti-Union Tactics Revealed in Leaked 45-Minute Video

https://gizmodo.com/amazons-aggressive- ... 1829305201

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Amazon, the country’s second-largest employer, has so far remained immune to any attempts by U.S. workers to form a union. With rumblings of employee organization at Whole Foods—which Amazon bought for $13.7 billion last year—a 45-minute union-busting training video produced by the company was sent to Team Leaders of the grocery chain last week, according to sources with knowledge of the store’s activities. Recordings of that video, obtained by Gizmodo, provide valuable insight into the company’s thinking and tactics.

Each of the video’s six sections, which the narrator states are “specifically designed to give you the tools that you need for success when it comes to labor organizing,” take place in an animated simulacrum of a Fulfillment Center. The video’s narrators are clad in the reflective vests typical of the real-world setting. “We are not anti-union, but we are not neutral either,” the video states, drawing a distinction that would likely be largely academic to potential organizers. To expound on what non-neutrality might look like, the video adds in plain language (emphasis ours):

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“We do not believe unions are in the best interest of our customers, our shareholders, or most importantly, our associates. Our business model is built upon speed, innovation, and customer obsession—things that are generally not associated with union. When we lose sight of those critical focus areas we jeopardize everyone’s job security: yours, mine, and the associates’.


corporations are the worst


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PostPosted: October 2 18, 11:49 am 
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Amazon is raising min wage to $15 dollars for all employees. Additionally, Amazon’s public policy team will also begin advocating for an increase in the federal minimum wage. Gotta give props to Bernie for pressuring them:



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PostPosted: October 2 18, 12:17 pm 
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People are going to give Trump credit for this and he'll get reelected.


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PostPosted: October 2 18, 12:30 pm 
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Michael wrote:
Amazon is raising min wage to $15 dollars for all employees. Additionally, Amazon’s public policy team will also begin advocating for an increase in the federal minimum wage. Gotta give props to Bernie for pressuring them:



This seems like the best reasoning and result for that proposal. That video leaking probably helped push it along.


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