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Patton
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Wouldn't you want to select your own plan?...But you can't now. It's done.


Yes I would.

And now I'm sadder than I was about Obama being in office






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Tiger Authority
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I know a troll when I see one.



Nope, it's just a reaction on the SECr when their threads go awry.






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Zed
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Such wise sages of the poli board
This is why I try not to venture her often I usually end up feeling dumb
Don't go getting too impressed. The arguments being used against you are fairly common, and they're not hard to make. Yes, other retailers pay similar low wages, and many hire part time and offer poor health insurance or none. Wal Mart is not unique in that regard, though as the largest retailer that other retailers have to compete with, they do impact overall retail compensation.

Low wage low benefit employment does affect government spending on medicaid, food stamps, and public housing as well. That is correct, though Wal Mart is again not alone in that regard, and singling them out as more evil than others is silly.






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jso0003
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I love the age old: "a billion dollar company should be able to ___________"




yea, like you the dip shite who rings cheap crap up at a register is equipped to make that decision.






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jso0003
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^^ that wasn't directed at you OP, I watched a few minutes of it on Netflix and heard that.

Also it is worth noting that almost all BIG businesses benefit from government programs or tax breaks in one way or another.

Also, almost all SMALL businesses benefit from government programs or tax breaks in one way or another.

The same goes for extremely rich people vs poor people.

Both parties need ways to pander to their constituents.






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will0637
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Let's say that your labor is worth $1400 a month to an employer - the neighborhood hardware store. They are in business to specialize in providing hardware to the community - not to provide healthcare. If they were good enough to specialize in providing good healthcare plans, they would be in the business of providing healthcare plans. But before Obamacare, it made financial sense for them to provide it to you because they could claim a tax benefit. If they provided the same total compensation cost to you without the healthplan, they would not get the tax benefit. Neither would you. So out of both alternatives, it made more sense for businesses to provide it. After Obamacare, they now have to frick you with their healthplans that you don't get to choose. fricking you is now the law.


Actually with Obamacare, you will choose which plan you want from a variety of private insurers. Maybe your selection will be more limited since they probably have to be Govt-approved. But then again maybe not, since private companies will probably be less likely to turn people down if they feel someone's life isnt profitable enough.






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Poodlebrain
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The doc claimed that because so many of their workers are on government help they are costing the us tax payer 1,000,000,000 dollars
How much would those workers cost the U.S. government if Wal-Mart provided zero benefits? Oops, Wal-Mart is saving taxpayers money rather than costing them money. Employers have zero obligation to provide health care for their employees, well they had zero obligation until Obamacare made it mandatory. They have had income tax incentives to provide health insurance, but what if the costs of providing health insurance exceed the tax incentives for doing so? Do you expect the business to just say "oh what the hell?" and do something that makes no economic sense? No, what Wal-Mart did was to provide health insurance benefits to its employees until the costs of doing so broke even with the tax incentives.






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udtiger
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I bet "Gasland" influences your opinions about fracking and "Sicko" does with healthcare.





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Wolfhound45
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Ever seen a documentary on Patton?







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CollegeFBRules
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That's the point. Walmart not paying for healthcare is costing me money. That's bullshite


Perhaps, but you must also consider that a company will reduce costs as much as possible. The fact that the government offers a medical option makes it possible for Walmart to pass that buck; so your ire might be misplaced.






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Elcid96
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Remind me again o how much of my money went to bail out WalMart? TIA

You don't like it don't go there. It is a novel idea when you live in a free country!

Remind me again how many people are forced to work there?

Why don't you start your own company to fix this perceived evil in the world!







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ScoopAndScore
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a documentary that may have had an agenda


oxymoron

huh?

Redundancy maybe?






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BugAC
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All I'm saying is that a company that profitable should be able to


and here is the idiot argument at work. Should....SHOULD

You SHOULD be able to spot a documentary with an agenda.

You SHOULD understand how general business practices work.

But you don't. This world isn't made around what you believe "should" happen. Same bull shite with the retard that was hating on papa john's, for cutting hours to offset the costs of healthcare. Increased taxes/healthcare costs will stop growth. A businesses sole objective is to make money, and you can't make money if you don't grow. Them having to fork over more in health insurance would result in those costs being offset by 1) firing workers 2) reducing hours 3) shutting down stores.

Leave your emotions out of this, they will only get you in trouble.






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Patrick O Rly
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Wal Mart killed the small shops/stores in America.

Their biz model is aggressive and takes-no-prisoners.

They provide an increasingly consumerist society cheaper prices than their competition, garnering a larger percentage of the pie.

Wal Mart is/was based on Christian foundations and would not sell "X-Rated" music, so labels would censor their CDs just to get them in the store.

Wal Mart does not negotiate with producers, and to make a deal-you fly to Bentonville-they don't fly to you.

Last fun fact, Wal Mart invented bar codes in order to facilitate logistical ease.


PURE EVILLLLLLLLLLLLL




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GoCrazyAuburn
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PURE EVILLLLLLLLLLLLL


Seeing that, then your sig pic = awesome rest of my day.






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N.O. via West-Cal
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A good bit has been written on Wal-Mart as "good" or "bad." Of course, my choice is "neither." It is simply a very successful competing in what remains of our free enterprise system. As long as they observe wage & hour, antitrust and other laws, I have no quarrel with the company even though I CHOOSE not to shop there very often for reasons that are entirely personal.

Here is a George Will piece from back in 2006 on the subject;

LINK







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Elcid96
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believe that's how much the US is giving all the Walmart employees for benefits instead of Walmart providing it


You really are a sheep!!

Why don't you blame the gov for giving all that money to those people?

I swear this might be the dumbest argument I have ever heard.

So it is Wal Marts fault the gov gives their employees money. Yep no blame on the employee he/she had no choice in the matter that led them down that road..nada zip nothing.

May be the gov should stop printing money and the money they earn at Wal Mart could stretch a little bit further.







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bbrownso
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Last fun fact, Wal Mart invented bar codes in order to facilitate logistical ease.


Bullsh*t. Fact-check your crap before posting.

Barcode entry from wikipedia
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The first use of barcodes was to label railroad cars, but they were not commercially successful until they were used to automate supermarket checkout systems, a task for which they have become almost universal.


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In July 1972 RCA began an eighteen-month test in a Kroger store in Cincinnati. Barcodes were printed on small pieces of adhesive paper, and attached by hand by store employees when they were adding price tags. The code proved to have a serious problem. . . .

NCR installed a testbed system at Marsh's Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, near the factory that was producing the equipment. On June 26, 1974, Clyde Dawson pulled a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum out of his basket and it was scanned by Sharon Buchanan at 8:01 am. The pack of gum and the receipt are now on display in the Smithsonian Institution. It was the first commercial appearance of the UPC.


UPC entry from wikipedia
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Wallace Flint proposed an automated checkout system in 1932 using punched cards. Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland developed a bull's-eye style code and patented it (US patent 2612994, Norman J. Woodland and Bernard Silver, "Classifying Apparatus and Method", issued October 7, 1952). In the 1960s, railroads experimented with a multicolor barcode for tracking railcars, but they eventually abandoned it.


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The first UPC marked item ever scanned at a retail checkout (Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio) was at 8:01 a.m. on June 26, 1974, and was a 10-pack (50 sticks) of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum.


Now Walmart might have capitalized on the UPC's ability to track inventory and trends in purchasing but that doesn't mean they invented bar codes.






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